Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Australian country living at it's best...

Here is another Australian home for sale I just had to show you.

From the real estate listing:

Claremont - this timeless award winning home possesses one of the most elite locations available in the Bellinger Valley, situated on approximately 40 superb absolute waterfront acres with wide frontage to the Bellinger River.

The View - Positioned on a private ridge, the home is surrounded by established gardens and grand entertaining areas. From the home site the views are unspoilt and simply breathtaking, looking over fertile farmland, up the Bellinger River to the East & West, and taking in the dramatic Dorrigo mountains as the backdrop.

The Home: 400m2, 3 bedrooms + study, 2 bathrooms, Air, space, light and wonder feature here in this magnificent home as a palpable presence is achieved by award winning architect Keith Cottier. Recalling the form of the traditional Australian homestead the kitchen/ dining/living areas take advantage of the sweeping views over the landscape.

I LOVE the textured floor of terracotta bricks.

I am also completely in awe of the eclectic mix of French, American and Oriental antiques and how harmoniously they are distributed throughout the room.

Of course the soaring cathedral ceilings go without saying!

The master bedroom faces east, separated from the living areas by a study and dressing room. All rooms in the house have been arranged to take advantage of cross-ventilation from the cooling north east breeze and warming winter sun.

The beauty of this home is endless!

The property also features a timber pool house/guest accommodation separated by a 12 metre pool with private facilities inc kitchen & bathroom, numerous storage and machinery sheds, horse stables, 30,000 gal rainwater and a huge dam.

The Location: The property position is perfect, Urunga and pristine beaches are 10 minutes to the East, Bellingen with it's diverse culture and well renown dining 10 minutes to the West, and bustling Coffs Harbour 25 minutes to the North.

I was hoping and praying to win the OZ lotto last week to be able to purchase this precious jewel but alas - yet again - no such luck ;)

I completely envy the lucky lucky people who buy Claremont as they are pretty much guarentee'd to live happily ever after.


LondonCalling said...

Gorgeous brick floor and vaulted ceiling!

~j~ said...

wow, I just love coming here to dream for a little while. You just bless me so with your incredible tours of homes and interiors. I don't think it would be hard to convince my husband to move to your neck of the woods!

Marie Louise said...

What a beautiful location. There are so many incredibly beautiful places in Australia. I live on the east coast of the States but my kid's dad is from Australia (Brisbane area) and they hope to visit their relatives there one of these day soon. Not sure where Claremont is (will have to google it) but what a perfect spot!

AnastasiaC said...

what an amazing property!

Sue said...

It is to die for!!! I love Bellingen, it is so green and pretty! Why would they want to sell, I would be happy there forever!

Gail McCormack said...

Wow!! Love it Anna, we were on holidays last year not far from Claremont, it certainly is a beautiful spot....bad luck about not winning lotto, maybe next time

LZ Blogger said...

Wow! What a house! ~ jb///