A chance to acquire classic Provence Living on offer in Australia's Byron Bay

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European culture combined with the easy-going, wide open nature of Australia? Sounds like paradise, and it is at Le Paradis, an exquisite handmade luxury estate outside of Byron Bay on Australia’s picturesque New South Wales far north coast, available for AUD$6.5 million.

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“The Northern Rivers region shares many of the attributes of living in the South of France, it has a Mediterranean climate and landscape that reminds us of Provence, add to this the great beaches and lifestyle of Byron Bay and you really are in paradise!

Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac, secluded yet only 20 minutes from vibrant Byron Bay, Le Paradis is the Northern Rivers’ best kept secret, a stunning estate divided into the four bedroom main manor and adjoining but private four bedroom guest house. The main house’s imposing master suite and three guest bedrooms with ensuites are arranged around formal and informal living and entertaining areas, with four hand built limestone fireplaces and beautiful views, a comfortable study and a French style kitchen with large limestone island, seven burner commercial cook top, large double Ilve ovens, artfully hidden Lieber fridge/freezers and walk in pantry.

The guest house, which in itself would qualify as a very elegant home, maintains the same level of quality and craftsmanship and its quaint dormer windows exude all of the character of a bygone era. Completely self-sufficient with discrete entry from the main house , it has two bedrooms on the ground floor, both with large elegant ensuites and walk in robes. The beautiful dark French oak floors set off the thick sandstone walls of a lounge that orchestrates an open real flame gas fireplace, elegant appointments and pastoral views from large windows into a very inviting living and entertaining space. The kitchen and conservatory are bright and generous, with sweeping ocean and country views that make dining and entertaining, whether at the conservatory’s beautiful oak table with settings for ten people or alfresco on the enchanting travertine stone terrace. Beneath this lies a double undercover garage plus a separate 1,000 bottle climate controlled wine cellar.

The upper floor, which is serviced by a magnificent oak staircase with French style handmade wrought iron railings, is equally elegant and showcases a further two bedrooms, the “main” boasting a sensational limestone bathroom complete with a large bath which takes advantage of district views from its quaint dormer windows.
For more healthy pursuits, the tennis court features Environ-lighting for glare-free evening matches, and the self-servicing cleaning pool is inviting all year round. David said that although he was sceptical at first, the pool is truly maintenance free. The enclosed courtyard, and pavilion area, immaculate gardens and quietly elegant statues, fountains and garden feature, as well as the wide terraces are an invitation to spend more time outdoors as the home’s location, cradled between the arms of Point Byron and Lennox Head, is sheltered from winds and storms.

The quality craftsmanship and materials result in a home that is surprisingly easy to maintain, an aspect the Kenny’s gave careful consideration of in the design and building, making Le Paradis easy for day to day living and for entertaining numbers of friends and relatives or hosting large get-togethers. It also renders Le Paradis open to holiday and function letting for events such as weddings or corporate functions.

Taken together, both houses, with eight bedrooms ( six with private ensuites), two large well-appointed kitchens, study, conservatory and other areas open up a world of luxurious lifestyle or business possibilities in an area that abounds in natural beauty and features a vibrant art scene, fine dining, eclectic entertainment and a diverse, friendly populace. It is an ideal abode for large families, in-law accommodation and guests and the discerning who are seeking tranquillity and privacy in truly unique surrounds.

To arrange an inspection of this stunning property please contact Nicolette at Unique Estates Australia.

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