Property Of The Week: 541 Friday Hut Rd, Possum Creek, NSW
Defined by a generous use of glass that promotes indoor-outdoor living, this lavish contemporary home in the hinterlands provides a glamorous getaway from the city.
Byron Bay’s hinterland is peppered with a growing collection of luxury retreats, each carefully curated to offer homebuyers—and a continuous influx of part-time holidaymakers—a glamorous getaway with all the bells and whistles.
Longwood, a sprawling 9 hectare estate with panoramic views, is a prime example of luxury living on the fringes of popular Byron Bay. The secluded parcel is also an approved dual occupancy estate, meaning savvy purchasers can acquire a spacious family weekender or full-time home with an income-producing bonus property thrown in.
As a primary residence, Stone House is a five-bedroom, five-bathroom contemporary property designed using expansive walls of glass and grandiose vaulted ceilings to invite the lush bushland surrounds in. Although it’s a thoroughly modern home, Stone House has plenty of history with reclaimed bridge timbers, Australian recycled hardwood stairs, artist-designed handrails and rare convict sandstone used in its construction. These handpicked period elements have been meticulously blended with state-of-the-art finishes including imported chandeliers, marble detailing and smart home technology.
There are multiple internal and external living and dining areas to make the most of all seasons including a grand lounge room and bar featuring hand-carved teak and resin feature lighting, an antique stone fireplace, as well as French Oak doors with solid bronze fittings. A cosy sunken lounge features 100 percent silk Italian carpet from Milan, built-in oak cabinetry and Venini Murano glass chandeliers. The extraordinary lighting continues through to the viridian glass breezeway illuminated by a 1970s Scolari chrome lucite chandelier.
Avid entertainers are also catered to with a custom kitchen with backlit onyx marble island, double Smeg oven and even a built-in outdoor pizza oven in the poolside patio. A grand back deck also overlooks a 12m by 5m magnesium pool out to the dramatic forest backdrop.
Beyond the dam and native trees, Creek House is yet another spacious house on site offering guests additional privacy. Built by a shipwright, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage home has a designer timber kitchen with granite benches, black slate floors, reverse-cycle air-conditioning and a wood-burning fire, its outdoor entertainment zone features a stone and cast-iron fire pit for nights under the stars.
The native rainforest setting of Longwood is bordered by Possum Creek with a cascading waterfall and the property also includes a natural swimming hole, hot and cold outdoor shower, extensive landscaping with vegetable gardens and fruit trees, plus two large water tanks.
Additional perks of the unique hinterland property include a studio, treehouse style observatory, a 34.3kW solar system, home theatre, security cameras and systems, an insulated wine cellar, five-star home theatre, and an extensive built-in sound system throughout the home and garden.
Longwood Estate is listed with Amir Prestige agents Amir Mian and Abbey Middleton; amirprestige.com.au
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