Byron Bay Real Estate: Exclusive Properties and Who They Own
From heritage mansions and family estates to the latest in luxury living, take a peek inside at 13 of the greater Byron Bay area’s best homes and the people who own them.
A rise in property values hasn’t stopped buyers from seeking new homes in the high end of the market, as they seek a more picturesque setting, away from the southern capitals.
Homes have gained 30% in value in parts of the North Coast, but demand is so strong it’s not in sight.
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Heritage mansions and new bespoke luxury homes sold like hotcakes.
Others have stayed put, and although their value has increased, they have remained in sight of potential buyers.
These are just a few of the best homes in and around Byron and the people who own them.
McAuleys Lane, Myocum, Byron Shire
Sold for $ 2.8 million in October 2020 to Alexandra Stewart, this Myocum home features wraparound terraces overlooking a lagoon-style pool, spa and 8,900m² of tropical gardens.
The three-level, four-bedroom home features high vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, skylights, floor-to-ceiling windows, and wooden floors that give the open-plan interiors a sense of light and space.
Situated on a picturesque ridge, the property enjoys stunning ocean views across the Myocum Valley to Byron Bay, Byron Lighthouse and Julian Rocks.
Karinya, Newrybar, Ballina Shire
Sold in 2019 for $ 4.4 million to Mark Orchard, this luxurious Old Byron Road estate spans over 14 hectares of premium land and includes several accommodations, including an architecturally designed house with luxury inclusions .
A large alfresco dining area with a slatted ceiling overlooks the saltwater pool with a manicured garden.
This property also includes a separate self-catering chalet, large barn with stables, garages for eight vehicles and off-grid power from 52 solar panels and 55kW battery capacity plus a Yamaha generator.
Hemsworth-Pataky House, Byron Shire
Byron Bay entered Hollywood and the world’s consciousness when Hollywood power couple Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky bought their Broken Head property in September 2014 for $ 7 million.
Named Kooeloah, the property has been completely transformed into a $ 20 million mega-mansion.
The six-bedroom house has a gym, steam room, media room, games room, extensive outdoor living and play areas as well as a rooftop infinity pool 50 m with ocean view.
Construction began in late 2017 after the demolition of an existing eight-bedroom resort-style house.
The property has 10 toilets, seven parking lots, a gym, a home cinema, a bar, a sauna and massage rooms, a pantry and a space storage for 26 surfboards.
Newrybar Downs by Liam Hemsworth, Ballina Shire
Built in 1990, the former Johnston Road event center Newrybar has all the features a Hollywood star could want.
Australian actor Liam Hemsworth paid $ 6.5 million for the luxury property in November 2020.
The five-bedroom property is actually two residences in an elegant property located close to Bangalow and Byron Bay, albeit in the Ballina Shire.
The 3.8 ha property includes tropical gardens, a freestanding entertainment pavilion, and a level synthetic turf area that can be used for events or pétanques.
A courtyard garden separates the main residence from the two-bedroom apartment.
An inviting swimming pool and giant ‘pavilion’ make the property ideal for entertaining high-profile friends, while the park-like gardens with views over the hills have already proven to be the perfect place for VIP guests to arrive in. helicopter.
The main residence has two spacious living areas, a well-equipped chef’s kitchen and large windows overlooking the gardens and the area.
Polly Palms, County Byron
Block presenter Shelley Craft and her realtor husband Christian Sergiacomi sold the mid-century modern renovation project in the heart of Byron Bay to Kelly Lorkin and Barry Davison for $ 2.3 million last April.
The new owners renamed the property Polly Palms Byron, offering it for rent for photoshoots, events and movies.
Newly redesigned for all its mid-century glory, this home sits on the hilltop of Paterson Street.
The home is bathed in light from front to back and enjoys afternoon sunsets and ocean breezes. It is emblematic of Byron Bay.
The new owners have added a heated swimming pool and updated the interior of the three-bedroom fibro cottage, affectionately known by locals as the ‘Little Blue House’.
The floor plan and layout remained the same, but its exterior turned ocean green.
Pacifico House, County Byron
Block presenter Shelley Craft and her real estate agent husband Christian Sergiacomi recently moved from ‘Little Blue House’ to their new Belongil home after buying the land for $ 1.3 million in 2017.
The house is located on the site of what was the Byron Bay whaling station from 1954 to 1962.
Focusing on texture and naturalness, Pacifico House is a tribute to the industrial past and the coastal environment in which the house sits.
Jase Sullivan and Paul Uhlmann Architects worked closely with the owners to create a unique home.
Built by Marloane, Pacifico House blends old and repurposed pieces, with rough plaster walls and wood to deliver a beach house style that meets luxury and can be described as ‘chic Byron Bay’.
James Street, Girards Hill, Lismore
Built in 1890, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home was purchased by John Lacey and Auralia Rose in July for $ 1,005,000.
Located in Girards Hill, the property is surrounded by other similar homes that take you back to a bygone era while keeping you in the heart of the action.
A secret addition to this property was the studio designed by federal architect Julie Lipsett that would provide a retreat for any artist or be the perfect home office.
Rosewood Place, Lennox Head, Ballina Shire
Built in 2008 and purchased by Mark and Lauren Owens for $ 2.3 million in March 2021, the five-bedroom, three-bathroom home features ocean and country views, a guest retreat, a home cinema and an underground bunker.
The 1200m² Lennox Head House has been described as an “exceptional example of modern luxury and designer style” and a “stellar home”.
It also has solar power, a vegetable garden, a data hub, a walk-in pantry, air conditioning with ducts, three separate living areas, Tasmanian oak flooring , an office area and a sparkling inground pool.
The master bedroom has his and her bathrobes and an en-suite bathroom.
Koreelah, Byron Shire
Real estate investors James Dawson and Anthony Pangallo have bought, restored and renovated it into a popular vacation rental since 2015.
The main house has five bedrooms, all opening onto a wraparound veranda.
The home also has 2.5 oversized bathrooms, a catering kitchen, and a living room with an open stone fireplace.
The 16.5m mineral pool and five-person spa add to the charm, as does the pizza oven.
A second kitchen and living room can be separated from the main quarters, transforming into a secondary accommodation, nanny area or home office with separate entrance and yard.
Located on a private domain of 3.88 ha, the property also has a 10 kW solar system, an olive grove of 80 trees planted in 2018, a citrus orchard of 20 trees, as well as a number of other Hollywood-style fruit trees and palms that are at least 100 years old. old.
Marine parade, Wategos beach, Byron bay
Rip Curl co-founder Brian Singer made headlines when he bought the Wategos Beach home in October 2020 for $ 22 million.
Mr Singer bought the house from recruiting industry boss Geoff Morgan and his wife Ros.
Buying through a Sydney real estate agent set a record for Byron Bay and the North Coast.
It’s easy to see why – nestled in one of Wategos’ most desirable locations, Marine Parade, it offers iconic ocean views of Byron Bay.
The property has a heated infinity pool, multiple indoor and outdoor public and private spaces.
Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell, Byron Shire
Australian fashion designer, entrepreneur and author Lorna Jane Clarkson paid $ 14 million for this luxurious Coorabell estate that rose to fame as the location where Hollywood star Margot Robbie married Tom Ackerley in 2016.
The 23-hectare property of the founder of sportswear brand Lorna Jane faces the Wilson River, has large plunge pools and waterfalls, and has its own orchard and vegetable patch.
The property has a long list of VIP visitors, including Suits megastar Gabriel Macht and his Australian actress wife Jacinda Barrett over a decade ago.
Besides the four-bedroom main residence, the place has several annex buildings, a European-style swimming pool, a 4.2 megalitre dam and 1 km of riverbank with private hiking trails.
A prominent feature of the property is the American-style macrocarpa barn.
It has four large machine bays below and a curved wooden staircase leading up to a mezzanine with a log burner.
The barn is large enough to house several boats, cars and trucks on the two levels.
The Byronian, Byron Shire
With 11 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and 14 garages, the Coopers Shoot property was the original home of international music producer Tom Misner.
Current owners Deborah and Robert Wild are co-directors of Evolve College Massage Training School.
They bought the property in 2014 for $ 7.9 million from Mr. Misner.
The property has a helipad, four paddocks and stables as well as an infinity pool and lighted tennis court.
The Wilds have added a second residence with its own swimming pool and conference center with offices, a film and recording studio, and a conference room.
Childe Street, Belongil Beach, County Byron
The Belongil Beach retreat of Ezy Mortgage founder Peter James made headlines when it was sold, unseen, to “a Melbourne off-market buyer”.
It was revealed that the house had been sold to businessman John Bennetts and Ann Ryan for $ 12 million.
The property has 2023m² of absolute beachfront land and consists of two houses on four titles.
The main house is a two-story, two-bedroom, two-bathroom wooden house well known to beachgoers.
The second house has three bedrooms and a bathroom as well as a carport.