Whenever I come across a house to share with you, I always get a feeling of excitement and anticipation. I am addicted to sharing houses, it’s an obsession that I have had for many, many years. The waiting for the Saturday papers when I first moved to Brisbane, so that I could pour over the photos and descriptions. Being a country town girl, I was too scared to drive in Brisbane when I first moved here (haha) so I wouldn’t actually go to open homes. I lived in a unit in Kelvin Grove and on my daily morning run, I would not focus on my breathing rhythm, but on the beauty that surrounded me.
Yesterday afternoon, I spotted this home and I couldn’t sleep properly last night, tossing and turning all night. She’s a 100 year old Queenslander located in the Byron Bay hinterland, in Talofa and she is for sale.
The house sits on almost 80 acres, between Byron Bay and Bangalow.
There is the main house on site, along with a small, two bedroom studio. The sales listing highlights the (potential commercial aspects of this property. Firstly, through the short-term rental of the studio, secondly through the use of the property in photo shoots and finally, by seeking approval to use the property as a wedding venue destination (this requires council approval). Talofa is only a short drive to Byron Bay and is easily accessible from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, so it’s certainly an option worth considering.
The main home, the Queenslander, is over 100 years old and has one living space along with four bedrooms plus a study.
Kitchen and Dining
The kitchen sits in the middle of the home and leads to both the dining room and living room and is flooded in light.
The main bedroom is through the open door and the study is through the shuttered door on the left.
The Pool and Views
The views from the decked pool area would have to be the main selling point of this property. It is sublime.
The studio is self contained with two bedrooms, one bathroom, living and kitchen.
The Great Outdoors
Rolling green hills and pastures surround this property at Talofa.
I’m sure that this backdrop has been used in countless photo shoots.
The Floor Plan
The home is located at 752 Bangalow Road, Talofa. The asking price is between $4.7m to $4.95m and the listing is here. The agents are First National Byron Bay.