Byron Bay Hot Property Picks
104 Yagers Lane, Skinners Shoot
This is a truly remarkable property and a dream home for the lucky new owner. If you leave Byron Bay town along Skinners Shoot Road and turn left near the end, you are on Yagers Lane. The old piggery site is close by but is now redundant. On the hill backing on to the railway line and Bangalow Road is this special sixteen acres. The main house is a charming, character-filled, renovated farmhouse. It has a second house and two small ready-to-rent studios. The views are unique overlooking the wetland onto Byron, the lighthouse and Julian Rocks. The listing is with Ed Silk and looking for $3.75M.
1980 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Mullumbimby
This is the second remarkable home I inspected over the weekend. This house sits on an acre high over a bend in the Brunswick River as it meanders its way between Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads. We have all heard the cliché “no expense has been spared”. This property transcends the cliché. The design, build and fit out is immaculate with amazing attention to detail. Four bedrooms and an incredible studio above the garage.
The studio was built as a working art studio as the owner was the son in law of famous Australian artist, Brett Whitley. Whitley spent a lot of time in Byron in the 90s prior to his death by drug overdose and rented a house in Wategos Beach. The brick toilet block at Wategos was graced with a distinctive nude silhouette – a sketch of girlfriend at the time, Janice Spencer. Unfortunately, the old toilet block was bulldozed before any locals were able to intercede and preserve this Banksy-like, unique and valuable piece of graffiti.
600 Coolamon Scenic Drive Byron Bay
This property listed too high last year and has now come down in price and looking like good value at $3M. Seven acres at Scarrabellotti Lookout is listed for $2.8M and another newer home further up the road just sold for $3.5m so this one is starting to look like value.
43 Alcorn Street Suffolk Park
Beachfront Suffolk Park went through a major slump post-GFC and some of the properties were selling for low or mid ones. I think these beachside properties have been through the worst and still have a lot of upside. 43 Alcorn is a well-designed, contemporary home with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The listing range of $2.25 – $2.475 could look like good buying in five years. Listed with Su Reynolds of Byron Bay First National.
17 Evans Street Byron Bay
This 5 bed, 3 bathroom timber house is in one of Byron Bay’s best locations. The end of Evan’s Street (off Patterson Street) has a permanent reserve and it’s easterly aspect looks over native bushland on to the ocean and the lighthouse. The remarkable position makes it feel like it is private and isolated even though it’s a short walk to Clarkes Beach and town. Listed as an EOI but will probably be high twos.
46 Cowper Street Byron Bay
This property is only 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and on 607m2. Most people would consider this simple home overpriced: listed at $2.2 – $2.35M. But this house is in the middle of what is called the “Golden Grid”. Walk to town with walk to beach is highly sought after. Land-only blocks in this area have sold for mid 2s. Listed with Liam Annesley at LJ Hookers Byron Bay.
Tallowood Ridge Estate, Mullumbimby
After a long wait, 18 new blocks have been released at Tallowood Ridge Estate in Mullumbimby. They are priced around $400,000. Some of the better blocks have private north facing back yards looking onto a creek and views to Mount Chincogan. As the agents say – but this time will be telling the truth – “will not last”. Contact us here at BPS for more info.
Michelangelo’s Tuscan Villa
Looking for something with history and character? This is the villa the Renaissance artist and sculptor Michelangelo bought in Tuscany a few years after finishing work on the Sistine Chapel is now on the market.
The former farmhouse, which has been in the same family for over 300 years, includes an ancient tower that dates back to the 11th century. The price tag reads AU$9.65 million, but that reportedly includes the original deed held by the artist himself. That could be worth more than the house itself.