Relocating a Queenslander to the Byron Bay hinterland has become very popular over the past 5+ years. It’s easy to understand why. There are rolling hills and wide open spaces. The beach is a short drive and there’s always the possibility that you may run into the Hemsworths ;).
One of the things that I love about the house that I’m going to show you today is the barn. While it looks like a barn from the outside, it ain’t no barn on the inside and when I imagine myself living in this home (which I do for every home that I post), I see myself using that space as a studio to be creative. Maybe create delicious food to share with the world? Or set it up as a dance studio for my daughter to give her space for creativity.
Isn’t it striking from the front. To me, it looks like a modern industrial / commercial barn. The doors in the middle lead straight through to a kitchen / dining area with high ceilings. The double doors to the left contain the bedroom and an ensuite bathroom, while behind the roller door is the living room space.
Here is the inside. See what I mean? To me, this is screaming “be creative with me”! Bathroom and bedroom are to the left and the living is to the right (the door is not shown in this photo).
The Main House
Okay, so now that I have whet your appetite, let us move onto the main prize. Similar to the relocated Queenslander from Dalby, this home has been relocated to the Byron Bay hinterland. Unfortunately, I don’t have any more details on where she came from, except that she is a 1912 Queenslander.
As part of the renovation and extension, the home layout has been reversed. Typically, a Queenslander has the bedrooms at the front of the house, connected by a hallway leading to the living and kitchen at the rear. In this home, the kitchen and dining room are at the front of the home, along with the main bathroom. The living and tv room sit directly behind the dining room, in an open plan space.
However, it gets a little tricky. The main entry to this Queenslander is not through the original front of the house, it’s actually via the ground floor on the other side. It’s on the left side of the house, opposite the right hand side of the barn.
Kitchen, Dining, Living
Now that we have sorted out access to the home, let me show you the inside. First, kitchen, dining and living room in the original front of house.
I love the kitchen, the way the windows frame the landscape outside. It’s also a simple, understated space.
The cheerful oven backsplash is a delight.
The tv room is simple and overlooks the barn.
This is the view towards the bedrooms.
With this gorgeous stable door.
The Sleeping Quarters
There are three bedrooms on the upper level, one on the lower level. This is the master bedroom with a ensuite to the right and walk in robe. It opens out onto the back deck with the sweeping vista views.
The second bedroom upstairs also leads out onto the same deck. It is such a light and airy room. My daughter has claimed this room already.
The deck connecting the two bedrooms.
The final room upstairs has been furnished as a music room. It’s a little small compared to the other two rooms but still large enough to be a bedroom.
The Main Bathroom
The main bathroom on the upper level is divine with the angled ceilings and white walls.
The Lower Level
Downstairs there is a large bedroom with ensuite, a small study and the laundry room. This space would be perfect for an older teenager or visitors.
This has been such a great property to share. It is for sale with a list price of $2.1 to $2.3m. The land size is almost 2.5 acres, with enough room for fruit trees, pool, chickens or vegetable gardens. This listing is here and the real estate agents managing the sale are First National Byron Bay.