House for sale

491 Upper Wilsons Creek Road,

Upper Wilsons Creek, NSW

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Mullumbimby Hinterland


Located in one of Australia's more accessible and extensive East Coast residential rainforest areas, this tranquil secluded property offers tree change more than sea change. But a scenic 25 minute drive to Mullumbimby (and just 10 more from there to the Bohemian beach-side town of Brunswick Heads) it still caters 'surf 'n turf', and just a 1 hour commute to 3 regional airports is ideally located to maintain regular connectivity with the 'real' world, while living away from it all.

World Heritage listed National Park adjoined to the rear boundary guarantees a unique lifestyle surrounded by feather and fur, with unspoiled wilderness unfolding right upon the doorstep.

Although fully connected to the grid, birds and rare amphibians do tend to outcompete the evening news but there is always something more interesting to watch outside the windows (and if your dream is living close to nature it will come true here!)

At 1,052 ft elevation the habitation provides 100% frost free living in a subtropical mountain paradise with an open outlook (which sympathetic landscaping and thoughtful planting of the extended surrounds both enhances and reflects).

Aspect is open directly to the North, not overlooked from anywhere nor impacted by a single light at night from any neighbouring property. Even headlights from cars (rarely) passing by along the the valley floor can not be seen at night.

With 180 degree views over pristine forest and rocky escarpments out across the valley even a seasonal waterfall appears during rain. The landscape extends from east to west across a Northerly facing saddle to provide extensive level grounds with ample lawns and parking (hard to find in this location) surrounded by lush 'low maintenance' gardens and established feature trees all set above the frost line, (as PNG Bat Plants growing out in the open will confirm).

The block and buildings are perfectly orientated for winter passive solar gain and lie close enough to the coast to benefit from the daily summer sea breeze flowing up over the gap in Koonyum range (conveniently set to the North East so that winter sun can flood the site from first thing in the morning).

A private walk under high canopy grants access onto the Blackbutt Plateau in Mount Jerusalem National Park a jewel of unspoiled rarity and ecological significance which sustains the only old growth forest remaining in the shire (never logged), and the last surviving field of Coral Lichen on mainland Australia a unique and pristine prehistoric remnant landscape (not accessible by road or any public walking trail). It is a stiff climb but the views from here, surrounded by 800 year old trees at over 2,000ft are breathtaking.

The pavilion style main building is constructed out of hardwood, raised off the ground and clad with Colorbond to provide a sturdy and substantial, low maintenance dwelling with separated study below, and 3 double bedrooms and entertainment spaces above inter-connected by breezeways, covered decks and walkways. The master bedroom with modern en-suite is secluded to the rear via a covered walkway suspended above a gently running garden stream and 'secret garden'. Expansive glass and high ceilings feature throughout the home, affording high set fans, a light and airy feel with stunning backdrops through the numerous windows to bring the outside in.

The spacious well appointed shed is a steel framed structure (also clad with Colorbond) housing separate light filled studio, or entertainment / rumpus space, (and storage) that is private from the dwelling, with a polished concrete ground floor, fully tiled washroom and Blackbutt flooring in the loft. This building also enjoys a stunning outlook from ground floor and mezzanine through a 7 metre high wall of north facing glass, and eastward off the two Juliet balconies (a sliding glass door onto one of these opens onto a private forest view just for towelling off in the the morning sun after a solar heated shower).

It also houses independent 'garden shed' to lock away equipment and machinery behind a roller door.

Owner moving overseas so extensive property maintenance gear (and back up generator) is included in the sale.

Completed 1996 and 2009 respectively both house and shed feature modern touches such as remote control fans, dimmer switches and extensive LED lighting inside and out and both are council DA approved with formal occupancy certificates.

Envirocycle AWTS septic system is currently set up to accommodate 5 bedrooms but can service 10 people with sufficient extra land applied to transpiration infrastructure (very doable in terms of ground available for added ETA beds required).

The two quality built structures are carefully orientated so as not to impact upon each other, and (although the dwelling itself is listed as 3 bedrooms) all are generous doubles with 'built ins' and between them the two structures can comfortably expand to twice that number when visitor numbers demand, (and likely could do so full time with further formal planning applications).

Consistent rainfall and extremely fertile soils keep this land lush and green for 12 months of the year, and (with accessible land kept in reserve under low level vegetation behind the home) more ground could be opened up (or built upon) should poly tunnels, a small market garden or 'hobby farm' concern be your heart's desire.

With two beautiful secluded swimming holes in the creek at the bottom of the driveway, (one of which is contained within the property boundary), and infrastructure in place to filter a (potential) spring fed swimming hole on the lawn between the buildings, as well as several swimming spots dotted along the creek you are spoiled for choice of cooling dips without having to drive out of the valley.

2x 15,000 litre water tanks are automatically topped up daily. Crystal clear and bountiful (primary rainforest) subterranean aquifer drinking water is drawn from a (licensed) bore that in 9 years has never yet run dry (while 'frog ponds' and pretty garden water features are gravity fed by spring), so the riparian right to pump domestic water directly from the creek remains an unutilised third option for this property (and the river flat purely reserved as bonus level shaded 'picnic site' to enjoy lazy summer days in secluded water holes or marvel as the magic glow of fireflies and glow of worms lighs up the river banks and forest all around an evening camp out.

Best of all, the sun's trajectory aligns perfectly with topography and feature trees to flood the dwelling site (and both 'family' bathrooms) from 8.15am of a mid winter's morning (to deliver all day sun when you need it most and keep the windows in the shade when you don't).

Houses that don't conform to individual taste easily can be added to or modified, (and this one is architect designed to facilitate). But mountains can not be moved, nor can imperfect building orientation or 'lay of the land' be changed at any price, (and in terms of aspect, in this location, this block just can't be bettered).


Disclaimer: We have in preparing this information used our best endeavours to ensure that the information contained herein is true and accurate, but accept no responsibility and disclaim all liability in respect of any errors, omissions, inaccuracies or misstatements that may occur. Prospective purchasers or tenants should make their own enquiries to verify the information contained herein.
Last updated: 11:58AM on Jan 13th 2019
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