Living in This Modern Home in Byron Bay, Australia, You May Feel Like You’re Always on Vacation

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Location: Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia 

Price: A$3.5 million (US$2.06 million)

Set on a quiet street, in one of Australia’s best-loved holiday destinations, just moments from its beaches, this renovated monochrome house is shrouded in tropical greenery and has distant views of Cape Byron lighthouse.

Named Byron Bay Black and previously a high-end holiday rental home, this newly renovated property has open-plan living spaces in a contemporary minimalist interior, with rooms that flow onto shady and secluded outdoor spaces.

Designed for relaxing, the property has a laid-back vibe created by its lush, tropical gardens, which are planted with palm and eucalyptus trees and flowering bushes, and its upper deck, with its covered and open terraces and chlorine-free pool.

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The property has an upside-down design, which brings it closer to its surroundings. The main living spaces and bedrooms are on the first floor and they open onto balconies via glass sliding doors, which put palm leaves and bird life within touching distance, while offering views over the garden and beyond to the Cape Byron Lighthouse.

Inside, natural materials and modern technology meet western and eastern styles. Dark brown and charred wooden elements, reed mat screens, stone and pebble surfaces have Asian influences, while the monochrome color palette evoke Scandinavian stylings. Clean, minimalist lines bring the two aesthetics together. 

“Byron Bay Black has been newly renovated to suit the stunning coastal feel and laid back attitude of Byron Bay,” says listing agent Sean Cussell. “Combining style and comfort, this home provides the perfect family home or weekend retreat.”

“Positioned in an iconic Australian location, close to two world-famous beaches in an elevated premier location, this is a beautifully presented family home generating excellent rental return,” he added.

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Stats

The property has three bedrooms on the first floor and a further bedroom and one-bedroom attached studio on the ground floor, which also has a private courtyard and an outdoor bath and separate shower.

The house also has five en-suite bathrooms, a further family bathroom, a first-floor open-plan kitchen/living/dining room, a ground floor kitchen/living/dining room, a kids’ retreat, gardens and a driveway.

Amenities

There is a first-floor covered deck, a rustic, wooden outdoor bath adjoining the studio, a swimming pool and a bike rack.

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Neighborhood Notes

This house is on one of Byron Bay’s best streets, set a few roads back from the beachfront, where Tallows Beach and the Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk 4-kilometer track are located. It is a few minutes’ walk from the Top Shop, an iconic café and burger bar; Beach, a seafront café/restaurant; Clarkes Beach and the scenic viewpoint of Captain Cook Lookout. 

A coastal town in Australia’s state of New South Wales, Byron Bay is a popular holiday destination that has gone from hippy to posh in recent years, and is known for its cape, named Cape Byron, grand houses, boutique hotels and surfing community.

Agent: Sean Cussell, Prestige Homes of Victoria, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate

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