For the first time in 17 years, one of the most iconic properties in the Byron Bay hinterland has come onto the market. This magical estate, named Coorabella, sits on 23 hectares high up on the highly sought-after Coolamon Scenic Drive ridgeline.
The main house is an expansive 5 bedroom Queenslander that has a well-considered position and sublime views out over the green rolling hills of the picturesque surrounding area. Nestled near a giant fig tree at the end of a tarred driveway, the home overlooks an elegant European-style formal pool area, surrounded by a fragrant garden of jasmine and gardenias. The whimsical tipi is perfect for lounging, meditation or yoga.
Ideal for entertaining, the property has played host to many high profile special events and weddings over the years, but is also the private residence of well known Australian jewellery designer Giovanni D’Ercole for some of the year. A favourite with media and the style set, Coorabella has been featured in many glossy lifestyle magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Madison, Marie Claire, Country Style and InStyle, just to name a few.
The house’s aged patinas and textures are unique and atmospheric, while the 14ft ceilings throughout feature original decorative pressed-tin work. The main living and dining areas combine to form an atmospheric entertaining space that spills out onto the wide, covered verandahs that wrap around the house.
The property has Primary Production status and stunning Wilson Creek frontage with an enormous swimming hole, accessed via a wonderful forested trail at the bottom of the property.