Nestled amidst five acres of nature sits this charming light-filled two-bedroomed two-storey hardwood timber eco home with a separate guest cabin. Situated within ‘Lillifield’, a community in the Northern Rivers complete with its own hall for events. Lillifield is strictly dog and cat free.
The house is fully off-grid (apart from landline/ADSL broadband) and with established gardens, veggie patch, fruit trees and forest is an absolute retreat. Recently renovated (including wiring) with eco products, it offers a mix of rustic and modern open-plan design, the feature stonework and generous use of timber create a natural feel. For those sensitive to Wi-Fi, there are Ethernet network points in the living area and upper bedroom.
The country-style kitchen is well appointed with granite worktops, a large pantry, dishwasher and stunning stone inglenook housing a woodstove with a bakers 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. A peaceful place to relax and observe the abundant wildlife.
The light-filled living room has two large windows with views across the treetops, another brand new wood-fire (to be installed) for the winter months and ample space for sofas, 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 feel. This open-plan space also has the 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 also 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 a 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, a washing machine and space for a dryer (above counter).
In addition to the main house, this property offers a separate single-room cabin with wooden floors and a 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 for at least 3 cars. 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 veggie patch with a netted veggie tunnel and there is potential to connect to the nearby community dam for additional water supply. The surrounding forest provides all your firewood needs.
Extra Features: 4kw solar system (7 years old) with 2.8kw inverter and 1000 amp hour energy gel batteries, 4 year old Bosch gas water heater. The external hardwood cladding has just been treated with two coats of an eco non-VOC product. 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 jobs to complete the renovations.
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 approximately 400 acres of Land for Wildlife, offering over 8km of internal roads and fire trails for walking and a swimming dam. It has its own community hall for events/workshops/gatherings and offers many community resources including two tractors. You can find out more about Lillifield community through the website - www.lillifield.net.au
Lillifield is not located in a flood zone and homes remain insurable against flood and fire.