Site 19 is SOLD
Eco Paradise... Amidst 5 acres of nature, sits this delightful 2-bedroom home plus separate cabin-room, situated within the Lillifield community. Fully off-grid (apart from landline/ADSL) with lovely gardens, veggie patch and forest there's so much to love about this property.
This two-storey hardwood timber home offers a beautiful mix of rustic and modern open-plan design and is newly renovated (including wiring) with recycled and eco-products, the feature stonework and a generous use of timber create a charm to the home. For those sensitive to Wi-Fi, this house offers network Ethernet wiring with 3 points (plus the modem) in the living area and one point upstairs.
The recently renovated country-style kitchen is well appointed with granite worktops, large pantry, dishwasher and stunning stone inglenook housing a woodstove with baker’s oven and wet back for heating water in winter. With a north-easterly aspect and opening onto a covered deck, the kitchen is light-filled during the winter mornings and afternoons catching stunning sunrises through the valley all year round.
With its elevated position, the deck overlooks a tropical garden and the vista stretches over the treetops with glimpses of Blue Knob across the valley. Such a peaceful place to relax and observe the passing parade of abundant wildlife that calls the gardens 'home'.
The light-filled living room has two large windows with mesmerising views, another wood-fire (brand new) for the winter months and ample space for a large dining table and office nook. The hardwood flooring, charming timber staircase and character vintage doors enrich the living space.
Off the living room is the downstairs bedroom which features a stonewall and French doors. The master bedroom is a beautiful loft-style room situated upstairs with a large walk-in wardrobe with linen shelves plus a separate storage cupboard doubling as an additional wardrobe. The timber floor and beams create a rustic ambience. This open-plan space also has potential for conversion into two rooms.
The hallway offers an alternative entrance (if the buyer wishes to complete the small veranda that the downstairs bedroom and bathroom would open out onto). The bathroom is luxurious with an antique cast-iron claw-foot bath from which you will enjoy rainforest views large through large French doors and floor to ceiling sash windows. The easy access shower includes a rainfall and hand-held showerhead and the vanity, custom made from vintage drawers with ceramic basin, is framed by beautiful glass light-pendants. The hallway also provides access to a well-appointed composting loo with hand basin and a separate laundry with custom-made sink unit, handmade tiles, washing machine and space for a dryer (above counter).
In addition to the main house this property offers a separate cabin-room with wooden floors and veranda providing an additional guest bedroom or studio overlooking the fruit trees (citrus, mango and olive). At the back of the cabin is the carport accessed from the driveway, which has ample parking space. A stepping stone path leads from the carport to the home's entrance winding past lush garden and the lemon tree.
To the south of the house is a fenced and netted veggie patch and the surrounding forest provides all your firewood needs. There is potential to connect to the nearby community dam (McDonald Dam) for additional water supply.
Price: $500 000
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Extra Features: 4kw solar system (7 years old) with 2.8kw inverter and 1000 amp hours energy gel batteries, 3 year old Bosch gas water heater. The external hardwood cladding has just been treated with two coats of an eco no-VOC ‘oil’. Internal floors treated with ‘Livos’ brand eco floor oil. Internal walls painted with eco non-toxic paint.
The property is listed “As is” as there are a couple of small outstanding jobs to complete including a French drain and possibly additional bracing of the steel footings. The brand new wood-heater in the lounge requires a ‘dog leg’ section to connect with the existing flue system. A small deck at the rear would complete the renovation.
Near-by amenities include:
Barkers Vale Primary School next door to the community entrance
Rainbow Ridge Steiner School 5 mins drive
Local General Store (Wadeville Woolies) 5 mins drive
Hanging Rock swimming hole (8 mins drive)
Nimbin village 15 mins drive
Kyogle 25 mins drive
Murwillumbah / Lismore 45 mins drive
Lillifield is a beautiful company-title community offering over 8km of internal roads and fire trails for walking and a swimming dam. It has its own community centre for events/workshops/gatherings and offers many community resources including two tractors. Lillifield is STRICTLY cat and dog free. You can find out more about joining Lillifield community through the website and it’s introduction to buying onto Lillifield.
Lillifield is not located in a flood zone and homes remain insurable against flood and fire at time of writing.