Unique Luxury Magazine - Volume 18

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PROPERTY & LIFESTYLE

Luxury

Feature Property - PRIMA 63 The Residence • Lombok - Island Eco Paradise • Jewellery Designer Matthew Ely Australian Elite Domestic Staff • In the Fast Lane - Ferrari • Kisumé - Melbourne's Latest Japanese Restaurant Interior Designer Thomas Hamel • The Woman Behind the Brand - Susan Butler Men's & Women's Fashion from Top International Design Houses

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Introducing The Au, Surfers Paradise. a limited collection of 12 single-floor luxury apartments and 2 tri-level penthouses with private swimming pools. Welcome to an unprecedented level of lavish beachfront living.

For more information, please contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden 0411 144 877 nicolette@uniqueestates.com.au Text 'THEAU' to +61 428 293 775 for more information

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PUBLISHER

Unique Estates Australia Pty Ltd Suite 1, 13 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481

EDITORS

Nicolette van Wijngaarden Tracey Porter

MARKETING

Andrea Ryan Andrea Lee Susanna Carter

GRAPHIC DESIGN Bridie McKelvey Josh Stevens Kirsten Chambers

CONTRIBUTING JOURNALIST Tracey Porter

REAL ESTATE SALES & ENQUIRIES Nicolette van Wijngaarden +61 (0) 411 144 877 nicolette@uniqueestates.com.au

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PRIMA 63 The Residence - Southbank, VIC

BACK ISSUES

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Printed in Australia. This is a product of Unique Estates Australia Pty Ltd

to Unique Luxury Magazine Volume 18. In this issue we showcase some sensational new properties, starting with our feature property, PRIMA 63 The Residence. Soaring high above the banks of the Yarra, this palatial residence floats at the apex of the shimmering bronze tower that is the Prima Pearl. Setting new standards in opulence, this home offers a life without compromise and views beyond compare. Recently completed to the absolute highest standards, the residence on level 63 is the ultimate expression of architectural integrity and quality craftsmanship. This issue boasts a variety of amazing articles highlighting luxury products, destinations and influencers. We talk to Susan Butler, General Manager of Mercedes-Benz Melbourne Airport, about the secrets to her success. Discover Kisumé, the new three-storey restaurant in Melbourne’s gastronomy heart that is serving up a Japanese offering the likes of which have never before been seen on Australian soil. It is home to the second highest mountain peak in Indonesia and the scene of some of the largest surf breaks on the planet, but Australians are discovering there is much more to Lombok than meets the eye. He created his first residence aged just 10 when he turned a tiny bookcase into a doll’s house, now Thomas Hamel is leading the global field when it comes to putting together outstanding interiors. He was mentored by some of the best in the business but it is his family connections that proved to be the most influential in bespoke jewellery designer Matthew Ely’s burgeoning career. Technological excellence, performance, style and exclusivity have always been key to the allure of Ferrari, the Italian automotive brand which this year celebrates the 70th anniversary of the first sports car to bear its moniker. Bang & Olufsen forged its reputation as a purveyor of luxury goods off the back of sleek $110,000 speakers and $45,000 televisions but these days it’s attracting a whole new breed of customer. Australian Elite Domestic Staff explain why the perception that surrounds hiring domestic staff has been changing in Australia. We feature the latest in fashion trends from the top international design houses from around the world. This edition also presents some spectacular exclusive apartments, premiere land parcels and breathtaking luxury holiday properties. This issue we also see a new offering from Unique Estates, a prestigious selection of superyachts available for charter in Australia and internationally. Whatever escape you desire, we can take you there. Additionally, we showcase a gallery of photos from our recent luxury events such as the Mossgreen Classic Car Auction and The Sydney International Boat Show. Thanks for joining us again and we hope you enjoy our remarkable portfolio of unique luxury properties. For any enquiries, please don't hesitate to contact one of our offices.

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connect with us on social media © 2017 Unique Estates Australia Pty Ltd - all rights reserved. All information herein is from sources Unique Estates consider reliable. However, interested parties must rely on their own enquiries. Vendors may remove a property from sale at any time and pricing can be subject to change. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any format without the written consent of Unique Estates.

Nicolette van Wijngaarden Managing Director & Editor To arrange an inspection of any of the properties included for sale or to book a holiday home - please call Unique Estates Australia on 1300 911 720 or email info@uniqueestates.com.au Text 'UNIQUE' to +61 428 293 775 for more information

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SYDNEY

6/16 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney, NSW, 2000 +61 (0) 2 9247 8530 11a Transvaal Avenue, Double Bay, Sydney, NSW, 2028 +61 (0) 2 9133 1777

MELBOURNE

178 Bridport Street, Albert Park, Melbourne, VIC, 3206 +61 (0) 3 9645 5558

BRISBANE

Level 19, 10 Eagle Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000 +61 (0) 7 3303 8400 PERTH 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA, 6000 +61 (0) 8 6189 8583

BYRON BAY

Suite 1, 13 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481 +61 (0) 2 6680 9888

GOLD COAST

Suite 21, Level 15 Corporate Centre One, 2 Corporate Court, Bundall, Gold Coast, QLD, 4217 +61 (0) 7 5591 9588

HONG KONG

Level 19, 2 International, Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street Central, Hong Kong

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MEN'S FASHION

PRIMA 63 THE RESIDENCE A life without compromise and views beyond compare.

Mossgreen Classic Car Auction & The Sydney International High profile interior Boat Show. designer Thomas Hamel.

Block colour, headwear and bright accessories are key components this season.

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Australian Elite Domestic Staff and the changing perception of hiring household staff.

Technological excellence, performance, style and exclusivity have always been key to the allure of Ferrari.

THE ODDS IN ITS FLAVOUR

Kisumé, a new Japanese restaurant in Melbourne's gastronomy heart.

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SPARKLING SUCCESS

Bespoke jewellery designer Matthew Ely and his influential family connections.

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WOMEN'S FASHION Bohemia, space and nostalgia dominate the European fashion runways for women this fall/ winter season.

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IN THE FAST LANE

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THE BIG BANG THEORY

UNIQUE APARTMENTS

Purveyors of luxury goods, Bang & Olufsen are attracting a new breed of customer.

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UNIQUE CHARTERS A prestigious selection of stunning superyachts available for charter in Australia and internationally.

PROPERTY LISTING INDEX

A collection of exclusive, stunning luxury residences and lifestyles.

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UNIQUE ESCAPES

A fantastic selection of breathtaking luxury holiday properties, long term lettings and event venues.

THE WOMAN BEHIND THE BRAND

Susan Butler, the General Manager of Mercedes-Benz Melbourne Airport.

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UNIQUE LAND

A selection of première beachfront, hinterland and rural land parcels ready to build your Unique Estate.

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ISLAND ECO PARADISE

Australians are discovering there is much more to Lombok than meets the eye.

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PRIMA 63 THE RESIDENCE ICONIC MODERN LIVING IN THE HEART OF SOUTHBANK

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LOCATION: Southbank, VIC | ASPECT: South West, South East | SIZE: 530 m2

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• Stunning panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline • 5 star resort amenities • 25m pool, health club and 24 hr concierge • Prime location to world class dining & entertainment • Short stroll to Melbourne's CBD • Private Sky Lounge access on top floor

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oaring high above the banks of the Yarra, this palatial residence floats at the apex of the shimmering bronze tower that is the Prima Pearl. Setting new standards in opulence, this home offers a life without compromise and views beyond compare. Recently completed to the absolute highest standards, the residence on level 63 is the ultimate expression of architectural integrity and quality craftsmanship. Everything in this capacious home has been carefully considered, curated and customised so as to impart a new definition of luxury. Owners of the premium residences on the upper floors of the Prima Pearl have exclusive use of the magnificent SkyLounge on the uppermost floor. The amenities on offer here have set a new benchmark for luxury and exclusivity in Melbourne. These include, amongst other things, enormous outdoor entertaining spaces, 25 metre heated pool, gym, movie theatre, massage room and even a virtual golf studio. The Prima Pearl is an iconic expression of modern living. This Super Tower is clad in high performance bronze glazing which floods the apartment with light yet protects it from heat, sound and glare. Directly opposite the exciting Crown Complex which offers 24-hour entertainment, the latest in luxury brand shopping and fine dining, the residence is also just moments away from the serenity of the Botanic Gardens and the Arts Centre. If Melbourne has been voted the world's most liveable city six years running, then the Prima Pearl should win the prize for the best address within this award-winning town.

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THE AU

LOCATION: Gold Coast, QLD | ASPECT: Various | SIZE: From 250 m2 to 279 m2

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ntroducing The AU, Surfers Paradise. A limited collection of 12 singlefloor luxury apartments and two tri-level penthouses overlooking the iconic Surfers Paradise. Offering an unprecedented level of lavish beachfront living, The AU has been designed by Archidiom Architects from the Gold Coast, renowned for their unique style of architecture.

Boasting a resident's pool deck for entertaining, a sauna, gym or simply an oasis to relax in, this is opulence on every level.

Enjoy uninterrupted oceanfront views from your balcony and savour the flawless interior finishes by Greg Natale championing the integration of design and decoration in luxury with his bold, signature style and sophisticated way of layering, instantly recognisable and highly sought-after.

Just a short stroll to feel the warm white sand between your toes, The AU invites you to live a life of bold beauty with new levels of luxury.

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From the daily basics to those unexpected emergencies, The AU’s 24/7 concierge service is on-hand to accommodate at all hours to assist you with the broad array of restaurants and shops on your doorstep.

Contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or text 'AUSURFERSPARADISE' to +61 428 295 774 for more information


AN UNPRECEDENTED LEVEL OF LAVISH BEACHFRONT LIVING • Exclusive luxury beachfront apartments • Spectacular uninterrupted oceanfront views • Designed by architects Archidiom • Flawless interior design by Greg Natale • 24 hour concierge • Pool, sauna, gym and BBQ • Prestige Memberships to the Southport Yachtclub • 20kms from Gold Coast International Airport

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ARGYLE ESTATE

LOCATION: Exeter, Southern Highlands, NSW | ASPECT: North Westerly | LAND: 1,636 m2

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rgyle Estate is the perfect example of quintessential rural Australian elegance.

Located on a pristine 15 acre block near Exeter in the beautiful Southern Highlands, this property is the perfect blend of traditional character and modern convenience set amid a picture-perfect country setting. The two-storey, five-bedroom, four-bathroom master residence is of palatial proportions. Having operated as a successful wedding and holiday rental property in its recent past, it boasts an assortment of character-filled formal and informal interior living and entertaining spaces. With polished floorboards and timber cabinetry throughout, its formal lounge has a large open fire, as does the formal dining room, while a light-filled inviting conservatory nearby enjoys views to the magnificent private gardens beyond. The cavernous country kitchen has a walk-in pantry equipped to the highest standards while the master bedroom suite has his and hers walk-in robes, a large ensuite with spa bath and a separate powder room. Each subsequent bedroom comes complete with ensuite. 14

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The home's impressive library and study offer the perfect spots from which to unwind after a hard day's toil or when those all-important business tasks can no longer be ignored, while the covered indoor pool and outdoor tennis courts are the perfect way to absorb some of that left over energy or just to soak in the captivating views. Outdoors, beyond the immaculate landscaped grounds, there are three paddocks with shelters, two dams and a bore. A purpose-built equestrian facility takes pride of place and includes a fully-equipped stable complex, various shedding, a goose house and its own separate entrance. Nearby is separate, two-bedroom, two-level guest accommodation. Offering a well-appointed kitchen and dining area, it is perfect for housing staff or family members who wish to enjoy their own space. With a host of wineries and other tourist amenities nearby, and just a 20-minute drive to the heritage town of Bowral, Argyle Estate is resort-style country living on an epic scale. Contact Simon Platt on +61 422 289 400 or text 'ARGYLE' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


A QUINTESSENTIAL AUSTRALIAN BEAUTY • Beautifully appointed grand rural estate • Equestrian amenities including stables and bore • Established grounds with landscaped private garden • Open fire, inviting conservatory • Indoor heated pool & tennis courts • Separate two-bedroom staff quarters • Nearby wineries and a host of heritage villages • 20 mins from Bowral, 45 mins from Kangaroo Valley

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SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW Darling Harbour, NSW This year’s Sydney International Boat Show 2017 marked its 50th Anniversary celebrations on Sydney’s stunning harbour. In conjunction with Australian Superyachts, Unique Estates co-hosted onboard the newest, largest and most prestigious superyacht, GHOST II.

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MOSSGREEN CLASSIC CAR AUCTION Carriageworks, NSW In partnership with Mossgreen, Unique Estates hosted a special VIP evening preview of the inaugural Important Collectors’ Cars. Special guest Graeme Cocks, an eminent motoring historian, presented an address entitled ‘100 Years of Motoring’.

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He created his first residence aged just 10 when he turned a tiny bookcase into a doll’s house, now Thomas Hamel is leading the global field when it comes to putting together outstanding interiors, as Unique Luxury discovers.

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assion persuaded Thomas Hamel to leave his home in the US in favour of Sydney and love has compelled him to stay here.

Yet not even Thomas, who is from French and Irish extraction, could have foreseen the personal and professional fulfilment the ensuing journey would deliver him. Growing up in southern Virginia in America’s deep south Thomas found himself surrounded by colonial architecture. Something of an introvert as a child, he soon discovered that designing miniature homes afforded him a confidence he struggled to locate elsewhere. He created his first residence aged just 10 when he turned a tiny bookcase into a doll’s house by removing the doors and carefully wallpapering each division. Filling it with his collection of miniature furniture, he included a study with a Tiffany desk lamp constructed from a ping pong ball. Today, aged 53, Thomas is an award-winning international designer

and principal of one of the largest interior design practices in the country with more than 30 staff operating out of his inner-city Sydney headquarters. The interior designer of choice for a host of prominent Australians, including actor and film producer Russell Crowe and former NSW premier Neville Wran, his eponymous design firm’s handprint can be sighted on luxurious homes all around the country, as well as throughout holiday homes in locales as diverse as France, London, Florida, Hawaii and Bermuda. Finding his work regularly featured in many of the world’s foremost interior design magazines, in 2010 he published his acclaimed book, Residence, which showcases many of his favourite residential projects from around the world. In 2014, he teamed up with Dylan Farrell to commission and curate the Hamel + Farrell Collection, a furniture offering developed in collaboration with international brand Jean de Merry.

"BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUES, RUGS AND ACCESSORIES WERE BEING SOURCED FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD AND I WAS TASKED WITH COMBING AUCTION CATALOGUES FROM SOTHEBY'S AND CHRISTIES TO FIND THE PERFECT PIECES." Thomas Hamel

Thomas was barely out of his teens when, as an “impressionable youth” in the 1980s, he turned his back on the Colonial Williamsberg and restored period homes of his beloved Virginia to study at New York’s famed Fashion Institute of Technology. Earning himself an associate’s degree, he then went on to the American College in London to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design before returning to New York City to begin his working career. His first job was with Bebe Winkler, where at the tender age of just 23, he was a partner in a small design firm with his own secretary. It was there he could put his learnings into practice, while also being exposed to the many challenges involved in running a burgeoning business. He could scarcely believe his luck after landing a “plum job” at the revered design firm of Parish-Hadley and Associates shortly after – a role which was to have a deep and profound impact on his own design aesthetic. “At this point they were at the pinnacle of their game and considered the most celebrated firm in the US. This was an education unto itself, more valuable than anything I learned in college. Under the tutelage of Albert Hadley and Mrs Henry ‘Sister’ Parish I received the ultimate training in the art of living and how to achieve appropriate interiors. This was a defining experience for me and I now try to pass this invaluable understanding and these experiences on to my team.” His position at Parish-Hadley was primarily to work on one large home which, at the time, was being created for Canadian clients in Bermuda. It was, he admits, every inch as glamorous as it sounds. “Beautiful antiques, rugs and accessories were being sourced from all over the world and I was tasked with combing auction catalogues from Sotheby's and Christies to find the perfect pieces. It was lovely to also be included in elaborate garden designs that were being detailed for the estate. This broadened my understanding of the importance of garden and interior design together.” 22

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Thomas was in Paris shopping for furnishings with a Californian client when he first met, and later fell in love with, Sydney-based antiques dealer Martyn Cook. He came to Sydney to be with Martyn, setting up his own design firm at around the same time. While the personal relationship would not last, the professional one would endure and the design firm of Thomas Hamel & Associates has never looked back. While there are a multitude of differences between The US and Australia, each has their own unique properties when it comes to interior design, he says. “The US is such a treasure trove of antiques, decorative objects,

fabrics and all things design. There are so many options and they are all accessible to everyone. I always remind friends of the enormous population differences though, I feel we have come a long way in Australia over my 20-something years here. The market is vibrant and varied in all aspects. And I must say, Australian publications of interior design are world-class.” Initially finding all his clients were Sydney-based, with Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull among them, it wasn’t until Thomas began receiving hearty praise for his first project in Victoria, that he found himself “being passed around” between clients’ friends and relatives in places further afield.

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Together with partner George Massar – the owner of trade furniture and fabric showrooms Kneedler Fauchere and Gregorius Pineo in the US – Thomas spends almost as much time abroad as he does at his adopted home. This has resulted in an international, sophisticated design style that is truly timeless with “cross pollination” and “intelligent editing” the hallmarks of his unique style. Thomas cites travel as his number one inspiration but says he is “constantly reading, looking and shopping” to keep on top of current design trends, with social media sites such as Instagram and Pinterest proving a powerful lure. One of the best things about his job is having the opportunity to travel with clients on shopping trips to LA, London, New York, or

even Melbourne to select special pieces for their home, he says. “These adventures lead to each piece having a 'story to tell'. I usually blend a few pieces from many various cultures into a room. A bit of tribal art, a piece from the Orient, these all add personality and intrigue into a room. Woven baskets and interesting shells are also personal favourites. However, a very important note is that it is always important to carefully edit an interior. All projects are different and while it is nice to have a big budget, we love the challenge of creating beauty within parameters. An important part of a great project is the attention and desire to have wonderful art... we try to develop clients interest in this and a significant portion of a budget needs to be allowed for this aspect of the project. Anything is possible with creativity and a good eye.”

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Master bedroom suite - Sydney

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Wine cellar - Melbourne

Thomas believes the definition of luxury is being able to spend time at home, and taking the time to enjoy your surroundings. This perhaps goes some of the way to explaining why he considers designing his own abodes in Sydney as among the most significant projects he has been involved with.

“There is nothing more special than being surrounded by lovely people and having beautiful things such as books, art and photos to give you a chance to reflect upon the memories and achievements of a lifetime. It is important to feel comfortable and happy in your own space - it is vital to have a sanctuary.”

He did such an impressive job on his first “true home”, an apartment in Broughton House in Sydney’s CBD, that it has been photographed, Instagrammed and published in Vogue Living, Belle, GQ and US luxury design publication Veranda, becoming something of a calling card for Thomas Hamel & Associates in the process.

That aside, Thomas says that when it comes to great interiors he is sometimes guilty of being a little obsessive compulsive.

A more recent move with George to another spectacular apartment on the waterfront has again been shot by Belle and provided yet another showcase for his work.

While he feels it is important to live the life of a perfectionist, he also believes expectations must be managed otherwise “no one enjoys anything”. “One thing I cannot settle for though is bad lighting. A person must look attractive. A room lit only with downlights is a disaster to me... the shadows cast upon people's faces is so unattractive.” Text 'THOMASHAMEL' to +61 428 295 774 for more information Unique Luxur y

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BEACHFRONT HIDEAWAY

LOCATION: Byron Bay, NSW | ASPECT: Easterly | LAND: 860 m2

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hose in search of secluded seaside tranquilty need look no further than Beachfront Hideaway, an exemplary villa located right at the water’s edge in beautiful Byron Bay. With absolute beachfront on one side and the Belongil River on the other, this property occupies a prime location on the peninsula and has been purpose-built to offer the ultimate in seamless indoor/ outdoor living. Recently extended and renovated, the elevated twolevel master residence has six bedrooms and three bathrooms and offers direct beach access and exceptional views from every angle. Enjoying an easterly aspect and sited over 860m2, entry to the home is via a small laneway that gives way to a large electric security gate and paved driveway. From there, the magnitude of this exceptional pole-style home is revealed with bi-fold shutters and a wraparound timber deck hinting at the opulence that lies within. The first level is home to the master bedroom suite with separate study/nursery. Here you will also find the gourmet chef’s kitchen,

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with butler’s pantry, island bench and Miele appliances, together with the glass-framed open-plan living and dining zones that give way to a spacious enclosed deck with 180 degree vistas directly out to the beach. Downstairs lie additional bedrooms, together with bathroom, separate shower room and WC, a laundry, wet bar and additional enclosed living spaces. Timber flooring, European tiling and automated blinds are positioned throughout. A double carport, impressive solar power system and professionally landscaped gardens round out this property’s impressive feature list. Located just 50m from the Belongil café and beach restaurant strip, Beachfront Hideaway lies just a 15 minute stroll from the relaxed vibe of Byron Bay and only metres from the famed under-water heritage site, the “Wollongbar Wreck”. Contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or text 'HIDEAWAY' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


BEACHFRONT HIDEAWAY IN BEAUTIFUL BYRON • Opulent villa with prestige beachfront location • 180 degree ocean and waterway vistas • Gourmet chef’s kitchen with butler's pantry • Secluded outdoor shower room with timber bath • Bi-fold shutters and enclosed entertainer’s deck • Separate guest accommodation • 50m from Belongil café and restaurant strip • 10 minutes walk to Byron Bay

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PALAZZO

LOCATION: Sandringham, NSW | ASPECT: Easterly | LAND: 847 m2

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avish interiors, creative design and contemporary craftmanship define Palazzo, an immaculate property in Sandringham on the shores of Botany Bay. Offering a level of European elegance not often borne out in Australian seaside homes, this light-filled Italianate property is set over 847m2 where it enjoys uninterrupted water panoramas across the bay, down to Georges River and beyond. Boasting an array of resort-style amenities, access to this fourbedroom, five-bathroom residence is via an ornate portico which opens out to an elaborate marble foyer with stunning crystal chandeliers and a soaring decorative ceiling with ornate glass dome. The entry level is dominated by an immense formal lounge and dining room with hand-crafted artisan parquetry floors, mosaic tiling and floor-to-ceiling windows. Nearby is a chef’s kitchen, with all the modern conveniences expected of a home of this stature, in addition to a fully-equipped gym and steam room. Upstairs serves as the heart of the home with a cavernous family

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room boasting sweeping water views and a circular balcony. This level is where you will find the grand accommodation wing which includes the oversize master suite with walk-in robe and spa. As with the remainder of the home, meticulous detailing, gold edging and extravagant use of Italian marble are key highlights of this zone. Outside, the amenities are just as impressive with a heated infinityedge swimming pool giving way to manicured gardens and a private alfresco courtyard from which to soak in the views. A second spa can be found on the rooftop, offering the ultimate spot to indulge as the sun goes down. Close to several topflight Sydney schools, universities and an easy stroll to Sandringham Beach and reserves, Palazzo is a one-of-a-kind property that must be seen to be believed. Contact Grant Dale on +61 499 199 122 or Simon Platt on +61 422 289 400 or text 'PALAZZO' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


BELLA CASA ON THE BAY • Outstanding Italianate family home • Panoramic water views • Infinity-edge swimming pool and rooftop spa • Beautifully manicured garden surrounds • Fully-equipped gym and steam room • Four-car undercover garaging • Handcrafted parquetry floors • Seconds from Sandringham Beach • 20kms from Sydney CBD

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MOUNT SOMERSET

LOCATION: Miallo, QLD | ASPECT: South Easterly | LAND: 76 ha

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t is challenging to imagine a property offering more seductive views than those enjoyed by Mount Somerset, in beautiful Far North Queensland. Nestled on an elevated 76 hectares (190 acres) of pristine land close to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park, this immaculately presented, south-east facing property has been purposefully positioned to drink in spectacular views over the Coral Sea, nearby rural townships - including Port Douglas - and the majestic mountain ranges beyond. Designed and built by the high profile vendor, the newly constructed three-bedroom, three bathroom master residence is a contemporary executive-style home set over two-storeys.

With 470m2 of internal and external living space, the home is of the highest quality with light-filled, glass-bordered interiors designed to make the most of the property’s impressive coastline backdrop on one side and the peaceful tranquillity of the nearby mountain ranges, rainforests and their assortment of flora and fauna on the other. A generous, open-plan, gourmet kitchen boasts all expected 32

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conveniences while the bar, dining room and living zones open onto 60m2 entertaining decks front and back via floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Each bedroom comes complete with ensuite and walk-in robe. Other key amenities include a refrigerated 1,200-bottle wine cellar, outdoor spa, guests powder room, wood fired pizza oven, firepit and double lockup garage with additional storage. With advanced home automation and in-built entertainment, communication and security systems, this impressive residence allows you to make the most of all modern conveniences while minimising your environmental impact courtesy of the selfsustainable dual solar battery banks and solar roof panelling. Located near the township of Miallo, it lies a five minute drive from Mossman and just 20 minutes from the delightful resort town of Port Douglas.

Contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or text 'SOMERSET' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


MOUNTAIN TOP PARADISE IN THE TROPICS • Contemporary two-storey executive home • Panoramic coastline and mountain range views • Mature rural holding with private rainforest • Eco-friendly fully automated and air-conditioned • Refrigerated wine cellar, outdoor spa and fire pit • Completely self-sustained power and water • On-site orchard with tropical and citrus varietals • Rustic one-bedroom guest cabin • 5 mins to Mossman, 20 mins from Port Douglas

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SAMAYA ESTATE

LOCATION: Knockrow, NSW | ASPECT: North Easterly | LAND: 1.01 ha

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amaya Estate is a sprawling retreat that takes hinterland living to new heights.

Set amid an elevated 2.5 acres of park-like landscaped grounds and surrounded by nearly 500 acres of neighbouring farmland, Samaya Estate enjoys a north-easterly aspect and offers breathtaking vistas over the Byron Bay hinterland across to Lennox Head and the Pacific Ocean beyond. Entry to the estate is via an electronic gateway, from which you wind your way through a canopy of trees framing the driveway to arrive at a stunning, stone-pillared porte-cochère. From here, the true splendour of the majestic four-bedroom, four-bathroom, architecturally-designed, single-level home is revealed. The heart of this residence is the living zone which houses the loungeroom, dining room, powder room and home office, together with the master kitchen featuring a four metre-long concrete island bench, gas cooktop, twin oven and integrated dishwasher. Located nearby is a large butler’s pantry offering additional storage space together with a second dishwasher and sink. Here you will also discover the main living space with soaring 34

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raked ceilings and a beautiful stone fireplace which marries the spaces together and provides a wonderful intimate setting when entertaining guests. At the other end of the home you will find the bedroom pavilion with second family living room, stone fireplace and a rear entertaining courtyard. Here, a bespoke, glass-lined hallway leads you to three oversized bedrooms, each complete with ensuite, private terraces and large built-in robes. The property offers a multitude of outdoor entertaining areas, the most significant of which features an outdoor kitchen complete with wine fridge, bbq and sink in addition to uninterrupted views over the northfacing lawn and glass-fenced, 12m, in-ground swimming pool. Located just 10 minutes to the charming village of Bangalow and only 15 minutes from the sandy beaches of Byron Bay, Samaya Estate is a glorious property just longing to be enjoyed. Contact Gary Brazenor on +61 423 77 237 or Denzil Lloyd on +61 481 864 049 or text 'SAMAYA' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


WHERE OPULENCE KNOWS NO BOUNDS • Sprawling, architecturally-designed home • Hinterland and ocean views • 2.5 acres of park-like gardens • Stunning Porte-Cochère entrance • 12 metre, in-ground swimming pool • European interiors • 10 minutes to the charming village of Bangalow • 6 minutes from Lennox Head • 15 minutes from Byron Bay

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Death Star Stormtrooper Vacation. Inspiration for these cuts may have gone deeper in space time, with flashbacks of South Pacific reverberating in those sailors’ bellbottoms. Big shades shielded the slow radiation burn of a dazzling futuristic set, but these men were snug in nautical coats complete with big retro buttons, more in tune with Aldrin’s navy days than his jetsetting fashion career. All bling aside, the contrast with the women’s rigorously iridescent creations made the men’s selections another study in deep space sartorials entirely. Unique Luxur y

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Large zipped pouch in leather with blue totem print - $1,200

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Riccardo Tisci used Western American references from childhood memories to build a positive Givenchy collection made of signature house codes such as horizontal stripes, stars, embroidered check patterns and graphic colourful prints. Tisci described the collection as “Seeing Western America with the eyes of a child”. Indeed, there were Americana motifs, classic checks and totem poles ¬- all overblown through Tisci’s boyhood eyes. As an impoverished Southern Italian boy surrounded by Catholic bling and eight sisters, everything from those cowboy movies he grew up on must have seen oversized and hyper-masculine. Hence, the giant buttons and toggles that adorned coats and jackets, and the colourful graphic faces covering jumpers for a pyjama party vibe. 38

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The key take-home piece was certainly mature though - a beautiful Civil War era take on the duffle coat, cut in shearling, with sweeping collars and multicolored toggles. There was still plenty of black leather and signature sports silhouetted skirts in this collection though. In 2009, Tisci made his debut for the previously directionless and ailing Givenchy menswear label, setting the runway show to a symphonic rendition of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” and a line-up full of black leather trim and sports-inspired silhouettes, like the fashion world had never seen. So, there is circularity in this very epic Americana wild west collection. Tisci has saved Givenchy from financial ruin, giving it the street and celebrity cred necessitated by the era of Instagram. Neither a cowboy or an indian, Tisci has definitely played ‘good guy’ for the label and Givenchy devotees will miss him dearly.


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Testament to Mr Jones’ talent and celebrity thrall is the fact he can make the modern travelling man want to wear Hawaiian shirts again. His sophisticated hand at fluid tailoring, convincing proportions, and hi-tech fabric techniques certainly give the Hawaiian shirt something to hang on. The wanderlust that characterises Louis Vuitton inspires the Spring Summer 2018 collection with not one destination, but many. The luxurious pursuit of island-hopping, of moving between disparate and distinct locales, infuses a collection of hybrids and juxtapositions, built around combining different elements from different places. Hawaii was certainly the most influential stopover. Its signature Aloha shirts inspire prints and intarsia knits of exotic foliage

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- imaginary and new Hawaiian patterns, specially devised by Louis Vuitton. The extreme sports of these islands -windsurfing, climbing, trekking, hiking - influence both silhouettes and new graphic logo treatments. Fabrics are lightweight, modern and fluid. Technical silks, tonic mohairs and seersucker, a paper-thin scuba, lambskin leather bonded with neoprene - fabrics that travel well and are practical, both demanded by the modern island-hopper and emblematic of the functional, technical roots of Louis Vuitton. Colours contrast the signature Monogram palette of earth tones with shades of khaki and flashes of sports-inspired neon, all surrounded, by the deep ocean blue. The construction of Louis Vuitton trunks in dovetailed lightweight ash and nailhead metallic details are as modern today as they seemed 163 years ago. Unique Luxur y

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The long leather jacket has loads of Starsky and Hutch swagger, and the geometrical knits in nursery colours are all-out nerd-chic. Prada said her aim was “to be more human, more simple, more real” in an increasingly frenetic and overwhelming world and pointed to the watercolours, which her own team created. “I did huge research to find unknown artists,” but she decided against using them in the end, “because we wanted to find the perfect idea of ‘no-art’”. There is certainly something calming about the anonymous watercolours employed. They could be in your grandmother’s living room. Perhaps the sense of freedom and lawlessness of the collection comes not from its association with the bohemian swinging seventies, but from Prada’s refusal to go along with the plugged-in celeb-worshiping Joneses. 42

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APPIN HALL

LOCATION: Eriba, TAS | ASPECT: Northerly | LAND: 12.72 ha

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apture the growing tourism market in the world renowned “Cradle Mountain” wilderness region, Northern Tasmania. Appin Hall, on 33 acres, offers a lifestyle change or boutique tourism venture – with relaxing qualities including pure air and water, rich soils, natural forests, fern gullies with cascading spring-fed creek and expansive mountain views. Offering a French provincial village atmosphere, Appin Hall comprises of a charming collection of buildings including a twostorey, four-bedroom private residence, two guesthouses, tennis court pavilion, gate house, hot houses, BBQ area equipped with wood fired pizza oven, storybook poultry shed and extensive shedding, all in a beautiful established garden setting.

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Appin Hall awaits your imagination to develop the property into a leading tourism or corporate venture, yoga retreat, health spa and wellness centre, exclusive wilderness accommodation or a wonderful private home. Situated a short distance to Cradle Mountain 34kms, Devonport township, 45kms from the airport and seaport, 75kms from Deloraine, 130kms from Launceston, a short one hour flight to Melbourne and two hours to Sydney.

Contact Dominic Romeo on +61 438 500 277 or text 'APPINHALL' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


A RARE AND EXCITING TOURISM OPPORTUNITY AWAITS • World famous Cradle Mountain region • Charming collection of provincial buildings • 4-bedroom manager's residence • 2 guest cottages • 33 acres with northerly aspect • Stunning mountain views • Established gardens with 4m waterfall • Extensive shedding and infrastructure • Close to Cradle Mountain 34 kms, Lauceston 130 kms

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BYRANGERY LOCATION: Federal, Byron Bay Hinterland, NSW | ASPECT: Northerly | LAND: 14.2 ha

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hen it comes to ecologically-sound hinterland living, the Byrangery estate is in a league of its own.

Located just three minutes from the quaint Northern Rivers township of Federal, this secluded country retreat is nestled on 35 acres of land from which it commands breathtaking westerly views through the property’s wisteria covered arbour and down to the valley beyond. The property’s main residence is a stunning Hamptons-style, master-built family home, superbly designed by local designer Toni Appleton and constructed by award-winning builder John Henderson, which has six generously-proportioned bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Outside, the attention to detail is just as grand with a Sandstone paved patio area, a large 15m in-ground freshwater swimming pool and large covered pergola entertaining/alfresco dining area complete with covered daybed. 46

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Storage is a no-brainer with two-car garaging in addition to a two-bay, open-sided utility shed. The property’s environmental footprint is kept to a minimum with a well-established vegetable patch, chicken coop, spring-fed dam, 120,000 litre water tank and citrus grove. A separate, two-storey guest cottage with kitchen, living area, bathroom and mezzanine is currently listed with a renowned international accommodation provider where it attracts an additional revenue stream of around $20,000 per annum. Nestled in a quiet pocket just 20 minutes drive from the beaches of Byron Bay, Byrangery is a rural wonderland offering the ultimate tree change escape.

Contact Denzil Lloyd on +61 481 864 049 or Gary Brazenor on +61 423 77 237 or text 'BYRANGERY' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


SUPERIOR HINTERLAND LIVING • Stunning Hamptons-style masterbuilt home • Large lifestyle block with hinterland views • 15m in-ground pool with covered daybed • American walnut flooring with underfloor heating • Spring-fed dam, veggie patch & own water supply • Separate guest cottage with established income • Enjoy absolute peace and privacy • 3 minutes from Federal, 20 minutes from Byron Bay

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KOREELAH LOCATION: Skinners Shoot, Byron Bay hinterlad, NSW | ASPECT: North Easterly | LAND: 4 ha

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his magnificent home sits nestled on the hill below St Helena, just a three minute drive from the main street of Byron Bay and offers majestic views to the north over the surrounding countryside. Sitting on 10 acres, the land is very gently sloping and features an array of fruit trees, hoop pines and various established natives. The home was originally built in 1905 and has only had two owners since. Whilst its original character has been maintained, it has been substantially renovated to allow for all of the necessary modern day conveniences. A large stone fireplace is the central feature of a spacious open-plan living area that overlooks the entertaining decks, the pizza oven and the pool. The kitchen is an entertainer’s delight with stainless steel benchtops, ample storage & a large oven. The deck has stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Four good-sized bedrooms share a large modern bathroom with double shower and vanity and an outdoor bath. The fifth bedroom has

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a small kitchenette with an indoor/outdoor seating area and beside it is the second bathroom for the home. The home features mahogany & teak floors and rosewood detailed ceilings as well as large stone pillars, window seats and wraparound verandas. It has a wonderful feeling of space, is filled with light and instantly relaxing. Koreelah’s position allows it to take in the gentle sea breezes with the surrounding vegetation providing privacy and a wonderful country outlook. Located just a three minute drive or a short bike ride from the main street of Byron Bay and its beautiful beaches, this property combines the best of a hinterland setting right in the heart of Byron Bay. Contact Gary Brazenor on +61 423 777 237 or text 'KOREELAH' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


THE ULTIMATE BYRON BAY HOLIDAY HOME • Just 5 minutes from the main street of Byron Bay • Original 1905 Byron Bay farmhouse • Sought after central Byron Bay location • Privacy, seclusion and country views • 16 metre saltwater pool • Large indoor and outdoor entertaining • Pizza oven • 7 dams • Large 6-car garage

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NUNKERI

LOCATION: Wantirna, VIC | ASPECT: North Westerly | LAND: 1,636 m2

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aking centre stage, this opulent, resort-style family estate occupies 1,636m2 of landscaped meandering gardens, tennis court and sparkling solar-heated pool. Offering exquisite grand living and a lifestyle of absolute prestige with never-to-be-built-out mountain views as your ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday living. Entry to this impressive four-bedroom, three-bathroom residence is via a circular driveway, lush manicured lawns and glorious gardens that set the tranquil tone into the home’s towering marble foyer and grand staircase. The generous floorplan reveals multiple formal and informal living spaces, incorporating bespoke built-in cabinetry, sandstone and lead-light detailing, as well as top-of-the-line coffered ceilings and elegant window treatments. The main level incorporates an airy spacious formal lounge, openplan dining room with granite bar and expansive informal living room and lavish billiards room with featured stone surround Coonara wood fireplace. Also on this floor is a sizeable, light-filled gourmet kitchen

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with granite benchtops, walk-in pantry, breakfast bar, well-appointed laundry, powder room and spacious study complete with separate guest room. The top level plays host to the home’s generous sleeping quarters that include three over-sized bedrooms, each with built-in robes, plus study nook, a luxurious bathroom complete with double shower enclosure and a sumptuous freestanding Corinthian egg bath and ceasar stone vanity top. Situated in a highly desirable neighbourhood in close proximity to a host of private schools and within easy access to arterial routes in and out of Melbourne, Eastlink and parklands. Nunkeri is a one-of-a-kind offering to secure what is arguably one of the finest mountain view mansions in the district. Contact Janine Lum on +61 419 113 447 or text 'NUNKERI' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


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hen it comes to attention to detail, Kisumé is in a league entirely of its own.

Staff are not just selected but hand-picked, gin is not just sourced but hand-produced and the kitchen space is not just allocated but replicated – twice over. Birthed from the same stable as exclusive Melbourne eateries Chin Chin, Gogo Bar, Baby, Kong and Hawker Hill, Kisumé is a contemporary Japanese restaurant and the latest venture from renown Victorian restaurateur Chris Lucas and his independent hospitality group. Roughly translated, Kisumé (pronounced kiss-oo-meh), translates to “pure obsession with beauty”, an apt name for a space that has been cleverly designed to stimulate the senses. Touted as a place where the traditionalist and modernist meet, Lucas himself describes Kisumé as a place that fuses outstanding talent and superior service with “next level” food and a design of both Japanese and Australian origin. The minimalist interiors, constructed largely of concrete and timber flooring, matte brass, grey leather and velvet were brought to life by renowned Melbourne architects Wood Marsh and marked the firm’s first restaurant project in two decades. Meanwhile, designer Fabio Ongarato has taken charge of curating the space with work by Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki and Australia’s Polly Borland adorning the walls. Australian fashion designers Alex and Georgie Cleary, of Alpha60, pieced together the uniforms inspired by Japanese culture and design. Nestled in the heart of Melbourne, the restaurant itself occupies 620 square metres and operates across three separate levels. “It's not hard to be captivated by the energy of Flinders Lane. It is arguably Australia’s foodie epicentre. Being surrounded by other great restaurants is exciting for us, it draws people to the precinct. The site itself has these incredible original concrete beams that run across the roof of each floor. This created a really raw element to the space and presented a canvas we were really excited to work with,” says Lucas.

The basement houses the restaurant itself and kitchen number one. At ground level is the sushi and sashimi room, bamboo bar and kitchen number two. On the first floor resides the restaurant’s crowning glory - Kuro Kisumé – the home of two private dining spaces, the Chamblis Bar and a unique omakase-style bespoke dining experience that seats only 12 and goes by the name of The Table. And, you guessed it, yet another kitchen. In the restaurant’s main dining area, guests are offered two food menus, featuring a selection of raw and hot dishes including Tamago Mushi with Egg Custard, Prawn, Shiitake Mushroom, Foie Gras and Sukiyaki Foam and Chilled Hiyashi Lime Soba Noodles in Bonito Broth and Fresh Lime. The restaurant’s dedicated sushi bar also offers innovative dishes where diners can select from assorted and speciality rolls and sashimi including Alaskan King Crab with Spring Onion, Flying Fish Row and Soy Paper. The Table, which launched mid-August, sees the executive head chef, head chef and sommelier work hand-in-hand to provide a personalised journey built around a modern interpretation of the traditional kaiseki philosophy. An ancient tradition whose origins can be traced back to the historic town of Kyoto, kaiseki is a seasonal journey of dishes created to represent the land and sea of the chef’s environment. It includes the traditional cooking methods of grilling, steaming, frying and soups. Once the 12 guests are seated at the bespoke table - constructed from solid bamboo and brass - they can expect a menu featuring only locally-sourced foods with the exception of caviar which is not produced in Australia. Hero dishes include Toro Shavings, Mud Crab with Uni and Caviar, and ‘Syphon’ Soup with Abalone, Fish, Tofu, Basil Seed and Lime. While the menu will change every few days, guests can expect to pay around $175 per head for the 15 courses, plus drinks. The restaurant’s trio of kitchens are led by 21-year industry veteran Chef Moon Kyungsoo. Korean by birth, the much-celebrated master

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chef has spent almost his entire career travelling back and forth to Tokyo to immerse himself in the delicate art of Japanese culture and cuisine.

constructed a unique wine wall for guests who are after something special. The wall has four separate glass cabinets devoted to Chablis, Pinot Noir, Riesling and rare Sake and Japanese Whisky.

Growing up in Seoul, Moon says he was lucky to be surrounded by a great food culture.

The Chablis Bar, Australia’s first, offers up to 80 Chablis by the bottle and has a regularly changing selection by the glass. With the wine list hand-selected to complement the delicacy of the food, Kisumé will also offer single vineyard tap wines made by some of Australia’s best winemakers.

“My mother loved to cook and made the best traditional Korean food (no bias), she really inspired me to follow this path. As I started to immerse myself in food, I read an article in the newspaper about a Japanese chef which made me realise the exact type of cuisine I wanted to cook. I was fascinated by the techniques and rich history of Japanese cooking and food. I went and found that chef I read about, he went on to be my teacher and my mentor to this day.” Of The Table, Lucas says: “It’s pure theatre and Chef Moon the master”. Chef Moon is supported in the kitchen by Kitak Lee (of Sydney’s Momofuku Seibo and Cho Cho San fame) and a team of more than 60 front-of-house and back-of-house staff. Lucas says many of the staff are handpicked from overseas and the local staff go through many weeks of training whether on the floor or in the kitchen. Staff are the most important element of the business and where those from the group put most of their energy, he says. “The offering at Kisumé is highly specialised and requires rare skill sets. To be able to execute this we had to bring in international talent to complement our Australian talent. It was challenging to find the right individuals, but we have managed to create an incredible team.” Among these are a formidable wine team led by pre-eminent wine expert Philip Rich and group sommelier Jonathan Ross, formerly of Eleven Madison Park. Together with general manger Markus Tschuschnig, the pair have Chef K.S Moon

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While guests are given the option to choose from a wine or sake pairing, an a la carte wine list or the wine wall, a fourth option comes in the form of a unique gin exclusive to the restaurant. A collaboration between Four Pillars Gin distillery and the Kisumé team, the gin came about after Chef Moon and chief distiller Cam Mackenzie spent a day distilling gin and experimenting with a raft of ingredients indigenous to Australia and Japan. The result was a botanical mix featuring juniper, orris root, nashi pear, Fuji apple, yuzu, Tasmanian wasabi, strawberry gum, sesame seed, lemon myrtle, sansho pepper, ume and a dash of Australianmade sake that appears in three signature cocktails – the Kisumé G&T, Kuro martini and Bergamot sour. Lucas says he feels a great sense of achievement in being the first to introduce the authentic kaiseki movement to Australia and credits his team with the positive feedback the project has garnered since first opening its doors in May. “The Table experience especially has been really rewarding to execute, we are able to show people what true kaiseki is about. [But] I’m proud of how unique the restaurant is, not just within Melbourne, but really anywhere outside of Japan. “It’s a world class product and it’s been exciting to see how Melburnians have taken to it.” Text 'KISUME' to +61 428 295 774 for more information Terrine of winter vegetables


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LAKEFRONT

LOCATION: Daylesford, VIC | ASPECT: South Westerly | LAND: 1,172 m2

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akefront boasts one of the most commanding views of Lake Daylesford. From the expansive balcony at Lakefront you can sense a new lease of life. Calm, mist-covered waters of the lake, cool healthy air, autumn colours, and the abundance of birdlife, this is country living at its best. Situated close to the shores of Lake Daylesford and minutes from the thriving historic township of Daylesford, Lakefront is truly a onceonly opportunity to secure a character home for permanent living, a weekender for family and friends or a thriving accommodation venture. Charm, space and picture perfect views best describe Lakefront from the moment you enter. The large weatherboard home comprises of five spacious bedrooms all with built-in robes, three bathrooms and huge open-plan living areas with heating and cooling and a well-

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appointed kitchen. The established garden surrounds the home with easy access to the lake via walking paths. Lakefront is well positioned in one of Australia’s premier regions. Daylesford/Hepburn Springs is a destination of choice boasting natural mineral springs, spa and wellbeing experiences, cool climate wineries, and some of the best regional restaurants and cafÊs in the state. Lakefront is within one hour from the Melbourne and Tullamarine Airport, and close to the townships of Ballarat, Castlemaine and historic hamlets of the Central Goldfields and Macedon Ranges. Contact Dominic Romeo on +61 438 500 277 or text 'LAKEFRONT' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


THE ENVY OF DAYLESFORD • Lakefront living at its best • Spectacular Lake Daylesford views • Large open-plan living areas • Established gardens with walking paths to lake • Great holiday rental income • Multiple indoor and outdoor entertaining areas • Walking distance to cafés and shops • One hour to Melbourne and Tullamarine Airport

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THE VIEW 360

LOCATION: Miallo, QLD | ASPECT: Easterly | LAND: 15.21 ha

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he fact this property is named The View 360 tells you all you need to know about its majestic setting.

Hidden high on the hilltop just north of the resort town of Port Douglas, this resort-style property presents unparalleled views of the Coral Sea down to Newell Beach and across to the Daintree Mountains. Set amid a dramatic backdrop of 37.5 acres of luscious rural landscape, award-winning architect Chris Vandyke deftly designed the master residence to meld into the beauty of its surrounds while still offering its occupants an exquisite level of luxurious living. The hexagon-shaped, modern pole home enjoys an easterly aspect and is surrounded by wraparound timber decking guaranteeing spectacular views from almost every corner. Containing four light-filled, generously-sized bedrooms with outdoor balconies, The View 360 lets the outdoors in whilst offering the ultimate in privacy and seclusion. With three bathrooms, including one just a few steps from the infinity pool, complete with a bathtub, shower and his and hers wash basins to wash the day away, you will never want to leave. 60

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The nucleus of the home is an open-plan living and dining zone which is effortlessly rounded out by a gas-fuelled chef’s kitchen with double oven, bi-fold windows and exposed timber beams and ceilings. Purpose-built for the home entertainer, a dedicated multi-media room, 12 metre infinity-edge saltwater pool, eight person spa and timberclad secluded sun-lounging area complete this home’s impressive feature list. Fully air-conditioned with the added benefit of ceiling fans in each sleeping zone, it is located within the Miallo Primary School catchment area and only minutes away from popular Newell Beach and the convenient amenities of Mossman village. Just a 25 minute drive from Port Douglas and only 1.5 hours from Cairns, The View 360 is an enticing property sure to stir an emotional connection.

Contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or text 'VIEW360' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


HILLTOP WONDER OVERLOOKING THE SEA • Contemporary hilltop retreat • Architecturally-designed by Chris Vandyke • Captivating ocean and mountain views • 12m Infinity-edge swimming pool & spa • Lush resort-style gardens • Near to Newell Beach and freshwater swimming holes • 25 minutes from Port Douglas, 1.5 hours from Cairns

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EAST HAMPTON LOCATION: Breakfast Point, NSW | ASPECT: Northerly | LAND: 510 m2 | PRICE: $4.6 million

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home of distinction occupying a prime spot within Sydney’s most revered harbourside village, East Hampton is one of the last houses ever to be built within the much-vaunted Breakfast Point community. Affording an enviable lifestyle just metres from the waters edge, this property represents the blueprint of sophisticated urban living, offering a host of recreation and lifestyle activities alongside a contemporary off-the-plan residence.

Custom-designed by Rose Group and due for completion in 2019, the immaculate, Hamptons-style residence is set over two levels. Comprising 350m2 of internal floor space, it offers four large bedrooms, four luxurious bathrooms and a double lockup garage. The ground floor includes a number of open-plan living and dining options, all of which are joined by an impressive alfresco outdoor entertainer's terrace. Also on this floor is the charming kitchen space offering modern cabinetry, Caesarstone benchtops and a butler's 62

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pantry, together with a fully-enclosed study, laundry and bathroom. The upper level is home to four bedrooms, including the master suite with walk-in dressing room and ensuite – with twin basin vanity, shower and bath. The main guest bedroom, with ensuite, plus a rumpus room and master bathroom is also set on this level. Thermally-controlled throughout, this exquisite home is also NBN ready and has video intercom and Pay TV connectivity. There’s no excuse not to indulge, with residents of this community also enjoying exclusive access to a private Country Club and state-ofthe-art health club incorporating two swimming pools, a spa, sauna, steam room and five tennis courts. One of just two remaining houses within this boutique offering, East Hampton is a home commanding attention. Contact Simon Platt on +61 422 289 400 or text 'EASTHAMPTON' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


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LOCATION: Breakfast Point, NSW | ASPECT: North Easterly | LAND: 589.5 m2 | PRICE: $4.5 million

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Set on a generous 589.5m2 block and due for completion in 2019, the plantation-style residence has been constructed from brick and weatherboard and is spread over two levels, each of which has been meticulously planned to reveal a floorplan that is both intelligently and sensitively designed with easy navigation in mind. The upper level of the home features three guest bedrooms, a media room, master bathroom and gallery. Also on this level is a large master suite containing a well-appointed dressing room and generous ensuite with twin basin Caesarstone vanity, shower, bath and enclosed WC. An inviting undercover terrace, ideal for

entertaining, indulging in some sun-lounging or observing the city lights, rounds out this space. The entry level of the home plays host to the chef’s kitchen with butler’s pantry, in addition to the formal and informal open-plan living zones, laundry, powder room and coveted two-car garage with storage. Air-conditioned throughout, this delightful home is also NBN ready and has video intercom and Pay TV connectivity. Ownership of this exquisite property brings with it access to a private Country Club and state-of-the-art gymnasium with two swimming pools, a spa, sauna, steam room and an assortment of tennis courts. One of just two remaining houses within the boutique Rosewood Collection offering, Montrose is just 14km from the Sydney CBD and within close proximity to a range of parks and other public amenities. Contact Simon Platt on +61 422 289 400 or text 'MONTROSE' to +61 428 293 775 for more information

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JACKS AT JINDIVICK LOCATION: Jindivick, VIC | ASPECT: Southerly | LAND: 0.8 ha | CONTACT AGENT Business Type: Restaurant/Café/Garden Nursery/Gift Shop | Buildings: 3 | Kitchens: 2

BELOVED ATTRACTION WITH UNRIVALLED REPUTATION Picture perfect historic buildings (c 1910) • Stunning views to valley and mountain ranges • Full range of commercial facilities Character interiors • Destination food hub potential • High tourist traffic area 10 minutes to Jindi Cheese & other tourist attractions • 1 hr 20 to Melbourne CBD

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unlimited potential to be converted into a state-of-the-art foodie destination and/or events venue.

Enjoying picturesque views down the valley and to the mountain ranges beyond, it occupies an enviable position on Jacksons Track, in the centre of the historic rural village of Jindivick within the foothills of Victoria’s Great Dividing Range.

Both the restaurant and the café have in place full commercial kitchens, with the former also boasting a bar, dining room, staff room and ramp access while the later offers indoor/outdoor dining, a gift shop area and storage room.

Named after the homestead’s former resident, once the local grocer and now a local icon, this impressive holding is spread over two picturesque acres and features a charming Victorian Federation-era 50-seat restaurant renovated in 2010, a farmyard barn lovingly converted by the current occupants into a 45-seat café as well as a separate rare plant nursery facility with gift shop.

Additional features include established gardens with quaint lamp lighting, ample off-street parking, numerous bathroom facilities and a discrete coolroom also recently renovated.

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Located nearby a plethora of art galleries, nature reserves and just down the road from the popular Jindi Cheese Shop, Jacks at Jindivick offers an unprecedented opportunity for the savvy investor.

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orseshoe Bay House is a stellar example of architecturally-designed tropical living.

A highly-acclaimed property that has taken out numerous architecture and design awards, it offers 3.66 ha (9.04 acres) of beautiful park-like land and is located in the picturesque surrounds of Queensland’s Magnetic Island. Purposefully designed with future development in mind, the property has three shaped road or driveway entrances. The jewel in the crown of this impressive offering is the north-facing primary residence that enjoys a spectacular view overlooking the semiwild garden of mature trees and glades housing an assortment of birds, butterflies, wallabies and koalas. Horseshoe Bay House occupies a space that is out of public view in the southeast sector of the block so as to maintain privacy even with subsequent builds. The house has graced magazine and book covers such as Sanctuary

Magazine and Warm House, Cool House, courtesy of its status as the 2010 North Queensland House of the Year, its State Awards and its Finalist ranking in the Australian National Architecture Awards. In 2017, Magnetic Island was voted in the top five of Australia’s best destinations according to Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards. Positioned in the heart of the Horseshoe Bay residential area, Horseshoe Bay House is just a few minutes walk from the northfacing beach, cafés, watersports, boat ramp and yacht moorings of the village. It offers an unprecedented opportunity for anyone seeking an internationally acclaimed icon of Australian architecture, together with further land for development. Contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or Lloyd Donaldson on +61 434 589 999 or text 'HORSESHOE' to +61 428 293 775 for more information

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In recent years, the perception that surrounds hiring domestic staff has been changing in Australia. People are realising that you don’t need to be royalty or a billionaire to utilise the services of trained and experienced people to assist you in your home.

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yachts) kept asking if we could find them “Superyacht-standard” staff for their homes!” Morris reveals. “The typical complaint would be ‘We just can’t find staff who ‘get it’ – who understand how we like to live and can anticipate what’s required.’ There were also comments along the lines of ‘regular cleaners just don’t see the detail or go into any depth’, or ‘we want continuity: someone who not only remembers the details but who goes above and beyond’. We could go on..” adds Morris. AEDS Recruitment Manager, Hannah Moore explains, “We realised that our land-based clients also wanted a high calibre of staff to assist them in their everyday lives. When you travel you want to enjoy a high level of service. There is no reason why you can’t also enjoy high standards in your home on a daily basis! It’s a lifestyle decision.” It may not be all that well-understood what ‘superyacht standard’ means. Morris gives this explanation “Superyacht crew work at the very top (elite) level of hospitality – regardless of their specific job onboard. Their entire focus is on anticipating the guests’ every need and meticulous planning and organisation to ensure that guest satisfaction is complete. The hours are long and there are few days off during the season. As long as guests are onboard crew are working to their highest endeavour. There is hospitality service 24/7, the chef and stewards will provide anything the guests’ desire – at any hour. The captain and his deck crew will provide a safe and interesting cruise which is completely bespoke. The yacht will be gleaming – inside and out. The sheets are crisp, the towels fluffy,


"IF YOU ARE ONE WHO HAS A LOT ON YOUR PLATE, BOTH IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE AND AT HOME, IT IS WITHIN YOUR REACH TO GET PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE TO HELP YOU KEEP IT ALL UNDER CONTROL."

the flowers fresh, new magazines and newspapers each day, the fridges stocked with guests’ favourite beverages, the cushions fluffed and the crew will be smiling and attentive to every detail. It doesn’t get any better than that!” Moore adds, “Of course we source elite domestic staff from all spheres, nationalities and locations – not only from the Superyacht industry”. Let’s face it, these days we have high expectations of what we want to achieve and the majority of successful people running their own businesses or in high-powered corporate roles are rather time poor. So things can start to unravel at home unless there’s a competent person taking up the reins. It is a House Manager’s job to manage all your domestic affairs, so that you can be more productive in your professional sphere as well as have time for leisure with family and friends. Alongside their daily responsibilities a House Manager is required to be a jack of all trades when necessary: If the home needs renovations they will ensure that everything is done to your liking, the House Manager can step in, organise the tradesmen and quotes and act as your representative to give direction and keep an eye on progress. In this way, you the Principal can get on with your other commitments without being concerned about what’s happening at home. So, if you are one who has a lot on your plate, both in your professional life and at home, it is within your reach to get professional assistance to help you keep it all under control. It really depends on your budget, but the truth is that there are quite a number of families in Australia who have a number of

domestic staff: chef/cook, House Managers or Butlers, nanny, nurse-helper, housekeepers, gardener/groundsman, personal PA and Travelling Assistants. Some families start with a Housekeeper a few days a week. AEDS are finding that often times this soon becomes a fulltime role when clients discover their capabilities beyond cleaning. Morris tells us that “AEDS are offering a full service to clients which includes draft Employment Contracts and comprehensive House Management manuals to ensure that every aspect of home (and estate) management is well-organised and fully taken care of. Additionally clients can benefit from the initial meeting and assessment of the home by AEDS recruiters so that they are able to find the best fit of candidate to client. Our recruiters have found that a personality fit is just as important as skills and job experience.” explains Moore . Morris adds “As our services are confidential and discreet we are not able to publish a list of the clientele we serve. However, I can say that we are regularly approached for staff who can perform at the elite level they require. Since we are also Superyacht Crew recruiters we have unique access to the kind of staff that would suit these roles: who are mature and used to dealing with exclusive clientele on Superyachts. It’s a minor adjustment to bring their skills, organisation and understanding to a land-based role.” So should you employ domestic staff? It comes down to two simple questions: Would being more organised at home add to your quality of life? How much do you value your free time? Text 'AEDS' to +61 428 295 774 for more information Unique Luxur y

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GREEN VALLEY HOUSE LOCATION: Newrybar, Byron Bay hinterland, NSW | ASPECT: Northerly | LAND: 8.4 ha

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as a self-contained apartment and is currently set-up as either a studio-style bedroom with ensuite or as a second living area.

As you roll into its discreet entry and round the tree-lined drive, you are greeted by three homes under one roofline, each featuring three light-filled bedrooms, three bathrooms and spacious open-plan kitchen and dining areas overlooking the surrounding hinterland. Ideal as an extended family home or a holiday home, it would also be ideal as a holiday rental offering ample accommodation for owners and guests in three separate homes.

Just one minute from the idyllic village of Newrybar, one of a series of hamlets bypassed by the highway, with a wonderfully quaint array of shops and eateries including the award-winning Harvest Café and Deli.

t's easy to be distracted by the divine hinterland views which sweep before you as you enter Green Valley House.

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If you can pull yourself away from the mesmerising views and endless activities of the hinterland region, Byron Bay’s beaches are just 15 minutes drive away with more fabulous shops, cafés and restaurants. Green Valley House is the perfect lifestyle opportunity, whether it's as a lifestyle change, a country escape or a holiday rental investment. Contact Denzil Lloyd on +61 481 864 049 or Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or text 'GREENVALLEY' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


A HIDEAWAY IN A HINTERLAND HAVEN • Incredible hinterland valley views • 3 homes under one roof • Expansive covered decks overlooking the valley • Stylishly appointed living over two levels • Light-filled and spacious • 1 minute from Newrybar • 10 minutes from Bangalow • 15 minutes drive to the beaches of Byron Bay

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swimming pool, hardwood timber decking, and full-size tennis court offering the ultimate lifestyle retreat. Separate to the home but within easy walking distance are two guest cottages, each of which are perfectly suited for use as a home office, to house visiting friends and family or for potential use as commercial accommodation. Three dams (two spring-fed) located within the boundary limits, as well as harvested rainwater, ensure virtually unlimited water supply. An established hardwood plantation, with harvesting rights, is an additional bonus for the savvy investor. Located just a 12 minute drive from Nimbin and 20 kilometres from Lismore, Carinya is just 75 minutes from the relaxed beaches of Byron Bay, 75 minutes from the Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport and only 80 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport. Contact Gary Brazenor on +61 423 77 237 or Denzil Lloyd on +61 481 864 049 or text 'CARINYA' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


THE ULTIMATE CITY ANTIDOTE • Completely renovated 1890’s original farmhouse • Elevated, sublime hinterland views to Mt Warning • In-ground pool and tennis court • Contemporary living with bespoke glass doors • Stunning 44ha of prime farmlands • Light-filled, due north aspect • Master with ensuite and walk-in robe • 12 minutes to Nimbin and 40 minutes to Lismore • 75 minutes from Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport

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BYRON MANOR LOCATION: Mcleods Shoot, Byron Bay hinterland, NSW | ASPECT: North Easterly | LAND: 6.07 ha

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here are a multitude of beautiful properties in the glorious surrounds of the Byron Bay hinterland, but few are as imposing nor as impressive - as the aptly named Byron Manor. Occupying a prime spot on the exclusive St Helena ridgeline in McLeod’s Shoot, this epic estate is set over 15 lush acres from where it enjoys panoramic north-east-facing ocean views across to Cape Byron Lighthouse and beyond. Affording its occupants complete privacy, entry to the estate is via a discrete bitumen-sealed driveway which winds it way through an assortment of native plantings and mature tiered gardens down to a flat plateau below. There, the two-storey, master Queenslandstyle residence reveals itself. Set over a generous 600m2, it has nine bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a multitude of living and dining zones, ideal for those who enjoy entertaining large groups or those with the skills and/or vision to turn their hand to a commercial enterprise. Ripe for either demolition or renovation, it has timber flooring

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throughout while the light-filled interiors are complemented by a large entertainer’s deck, providing the perfect place from which to observe the sun settle on the horizon or the lightning fork as storms roll in from off the coastline. Outdoors, alongside a host of options for open-air dining, the property also has a resort-style swimming and spa complex, complete with oversize, solar-heated, inground pool and separate multi-person spa with timber gazebo. A large shed offers ample storage for utilities and other garden and maintenance implements. Located just 10 minutes drive from Bangalow, and with easy access to the Byron, Ballina and Coolangatta aiports, Byron Manor offers the savvy investor a prime opportunity to improve on this property’s already remarkable credentials. Contact Gary Brazenor on +61 423 777 237 or text 'MANOR' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


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PAPERBARK

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aperbark is a beachside holiday home you won’t want to share. Nestled in an elevated position in the heart of Byron Bay, this urban retreat is set on a serene 588m2 block that faces directly onto the natural beauty of the Arakwal National Park. This welcoming four-bedroom, two-bathroom, plantation-style master residence is set over two levels and has been thoughtfully renovated to make the most of its sub-tropical surrounds. Convexshaped ceilings, timber flooring, exposed beams and neutral interiors combine to produce an earthy vibe. Central to the home is an open-plan, galley-style kitchen and dining area, both of which boast numerous character features, while a log fireplace in the main living area provides a cosy antidote to the stark realities of the outside world.

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old paperbark tree from which the property draws its name while a covered alfresco dining area, with nearby water feature, is the perfect spot to relax and unwind. Thermally-controlled throughout, there is reverse-cycle airconditioning units in all bedrooms, together with ceiling fans and gas heaters. Off-street carparking and bespoke window treatments round out this home’s impressive features list. The property is currently listed with Unique Estates as a holiday rental and brings with it a solid rental return, making it the ideal purchase for the savvy investor or the perfect sanctuary for the urban dwelling family seeking a quieter pace of life. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac just a short stroll to the Byron Bay Lighthouse and Clarke’s Beach, Paperbark is a property that exquisitely encapsulates the laidback Byron lifestyle. Contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or text 'PAPERBARK' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


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LUXURY ECO RESIDENCE WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS AND RAINFOREST PLANTATION Private elevated acreage • Stunning ocean, mountain and garden vistas • Views of sunrise and sunset Contemporary residence with C-Bus • Three generous outdoor entertainment zones • Office, mudroom and two sheds Over-sized 10kw off the grid solar system • Passive design, super insulated, double-glazed throughout • 20 mins from Byron Bay

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The residence features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a powder room, an office and a mud room. The interior includes wide board oak flooring, a low-rise sassafras veneer cabinet with a hidden television, Cheminee Chazelles fireplace, C-Bus and a Sonos sound system. The exterior includes beautifully established, minimum maintenance gardens, a large garage, two sheds and ample parking.

Completely off the grid, the 10kw solar system is supported by 32kw of batteries and a 11kw back-up generator. The system delivers 3-phase power to the house which fully supports the two Liebherr fridges, two Miele ovens, two Miele dishwashers, a Miele washing machine and dryer, a wine cabinet and LED lighting throughout.

The property has been planted with 14,000 Australian rainforest trees which are now 10 to 20 years old. Access to the plantation is easy using established tracks. A dam in the north-west corner of the property facilitates other forms of agriculture. External and internal fences enable cattle agistment on the property.

The passive design incorporates a north-facing concrete slab, doubleglazed windows, lamination for sun protection and a layer of e-Glass to trap winter sun. The louvres control air flow in summer.

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he best bits of the sandy shore and the epic expanse of the country are both within easy reach of Milton Panorama, a delightful estate near Milton, on New South Wales’ beautiful South Coast. Set over a large 2,431m2 of land that rises 75m above sea level, this semi-rural property enjoys expansive views down the valley towards the seaside towns of Mollymook and Narrawallee. Cleverly designed by architects Bishop, Hitchcock and Irwin, the contemporary, family-sized home was purpose-built in 2007 to take full advantage of its unique positioning. This stunning home has four large bedrooms, three of which come complete with walk-in robes and luscious ensuites. The additional loft-style bedroom is built over the home’s cavernous garage space and has been fully plumbed and approved as guest accommodation. The centrepiece of the home is a spectacular curved kitchen boasting Corian benchtops, a butler’s pantry, commercial grade gas cooker and a view so astounding there’s a good chance you’ll forget why you entered in the first place.

Offering floor-to-ceiling comfort and a myriad of glazing styles as befitting a property of this nature, ample storage is provided courtesy of a large enclosed storage area under the house. With 50m2 of frontage, the standard outside is just as impressive with beautifully landscaped tiered gardens that feature an assortment of native plantings with access to hydration courtesy of the spring-fed dam that lies within the property’s boundaries. Located just moments from the Milton township and just five minutes to an assortment of sandy beaches, it lies just a 50 minute drive from Batemans Bay and just 2.5 hours from Canberra, and three hours from Sydney. Ideally suited to those seeking a sea-change, a luxurious weekender or a future-proof family home, Milton Panorama is the full rural package. Contact Simon Platt on +61 422 289 400 or text 'PANORAMA' to +61 428 293 775 for more information

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Technological excellence, performance, style and exclusivity have always been key to the allure of Ferrari, the Italian automotive brand which this year celebrates the 70th anniversary of the first sports car to bear its moniker.

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It was during this 12-month period that the sound barrier was first broken, Polaroid debuted the first instant camera, the transistor was invented and the first cellular mobile phone made an appearance. It was also during this most significant of years that a modest Italian automaker, headed by Enzo Ferrari, rolled off production of the first sports car to bear his marque, the Ferrari 125 S. It was a bold move launching a two-seater prestige racer, powered by a 1.5L V12 engine, into the grand touring market at a time when much of Europe was still reeling from the ravages of the Second World War. Yet Enzo Ferrari had never been one to take the easy way out. Born in 1898, Ferrari was inspired to race cars for a living at age 10 after his father took him to witness Felice Nazzaro's win at the 1908 Circuit di Bologna. Following the collapse of the family’s carpentry business some years later, Ferrari began searching for a job in the car industry. He eventually found work as a test-driver for Costruzioni Meccaniche Nazionali, a car manufacturer in Milan, where he was promoted to race car driver in 1919. A year later he joined the racing department of Alfa Romeo as a driver. After winning the Circuito del Savio in 1923, Ferrari met the

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parents of an Italian World War I fighter pilot who suggested he use the emblem that decorated their son's fuselage – a prancing horse - for good luck. In 1929, he pulled together his own team of drivers and engineers for his Scuderia Ferrari (Ferrari Stable). Launched initially to buy, prepare and field racing cars for gentleman drivers, it soon became the official racing arm of the automaker. Just a decade later Ferrari left Alfa Romeo and founded a new company ostensibly to produce machine tools and aircraft parts yet Ferrari couldn’t help himself and later reverted to form by building two examples of a race car. Fast forward 70 years and Ferrari, together with its famous horse moniker, is now one of the most recognisable – not to mention innovative - brands in the world. With a reported revenue of more than $3.1 billion in 2016, today Ferrari exports around 95 percent of its output from its manufacturing base in Maranello via 200 dealerships across 60 markets around the world. In the decade between 2003 and 2012, it registered an impressive 150 patents. Meanwhile, its 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO model became the most expensive car in history, selling to an American communications magnate for a remarkable $US38.1 million in 2012.

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At 44-years-old, Sydney-sider Herbert Appleroth is decades younger than the brand he has dedicated much of his working life to. Anointed CEO of Ferrari Australasia upon its launch as a subsidiary in 2013, Appleroth is living the dream of high-end car enthusiasts the world over. Having held senior positions with other automotive brands including Audi, Chrysler Jeep and Volkswagen, the former marketing co-ordinator was named the President and CEO of Ferrari Japan in 2010, having served Ferrari and Maserati in various roles since 1999. It was during his tenure as Representative Director of Ferrari Japan when he commanded the attention of Ferrari hierarchy by turning the Japanese market into one of Ferrari’s Top 3 worldwide. Appleroth says, as with Enzo Ferrari himself, he can trace his own infatuation with fast cars to a very young age. He recalls being just seven or eight when he first heard the iconic Ferrari engine roar. Determined then and there to own a Ferrari “one day”, his wish came true when Appleroth purchased his first Ferrari – a 355GTS – at the tender age of 26. Directly responsible for five Australian and one New Zealand dealerships, it is under the Bond University graduate’s watchful eye that Australia is now regarded as one of the most matured markets in the Ferrari global network. Appleroth says the growth of the luxury market – not just in cars but right across the segment - has been on an upward trend for many years in Australia. And, he asserts all the signs point to that growth continuing. “I think in Australia our clients are becoming much more sophisticated in their approach to luxury. They are much more open to celebrating their successes than perhaps they were in the past. There are also greater levels of communication, engagement and particular focus on bespoke customisation. The art of luxury is giving clients a unique and

special experience, different to every other Ferrari client.” Part of the reason Ferraris have always held such aspirational appeal is the fact they have always been produced in small numbers. In fact it wasn't until 1963 that a single model saw more than 500 cars produced. The first Ferrari arrived into Australia in 1952 – just five years after the company was formed. This car remains in the country to this day. Currently there are six models sold in Australia: the California T (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $409,000), the 488 GTB (MSRP $469,988) and the 488 Spider (MSRP $526,888). The newest models in the range include the 812 Superfast (MSRP $610,000), a front mid-engine, rear wheel drive grand tourer and the GTC4Lusso T (MSRP $503,888) a twin-turbocharged V8, based on the power unit in the California T and the mid-engined 488 GTB Coupé and Spider. It’s the first V8-engined four-seater Ferrari. In a nod to its past, the GTC4 Lusso (MSRP $578,000) has a 12 cylinder engine just like the brand’s first car into production. Sleek and refined, it couples a four-wheel drive with a fourwheel steering system to deliver a sporty performance even in low grip conditions. In addition, there are limited editions such as the F12tdf, LaFerrari Aperta – the spider version of the acclaimed LaFerrari supercar that are released from time to time while an as-yet-undisclosed model will also be added to the range at the end of 2017. While reluctant to disclose numbers, Appleroth says since first opening as a subsidiary in 2013, the company has enjoyed successive years of record sales with his patch downunder now leading the western world in the number of “new to Ferrari” clients. Australia also leads the western world in the number of female Ferrari ownership. “These figures are around 60 percent and 10 percent respectively – while the new to Ferrari figure is strong, we would like to see more women driving a Ferrari in Australia,” he says.

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While there are numerous reasons for the popularity of the Ferrari product in Australia, Appleroth believes it is the brand’s unique approach to its clients as well as to its staff, which remains key. “Enzo Ferrari founded the Ferrari marque with a goal to be the best of the best, and this is something that the team – both in Australia and right around the world – continues to be driven by, every day. As an international team, we are continually striving for excellence in all that we do. That of course comes through the product itself, created by our designers and engineers, but it’s much more than that too. Excellence in design, innovation, craftsmanship, technology, and client experiences – our ongoing commitment to all of these elements is what keeps Ferrari at the top.” As a result, customer engagement is a core part of the Ferrari ethos. Each car ordered is personalised and built from the ground up, meaning it can often take anywhere from six to 18 months between placing an order and receiving the car. A fact that hasn’t seemed to deter would-be Australian buyers with Appleroth confirming the unprecedented pre-launch response to the 812 Superfast proved so popular it came in at 1.5 times the country’s full model-life allocation from the factory despite the fact that the first delivery of the car is not slated before 2018. In addition, each customer is able to share in the production process with access to an online diary showing the progress of their car, renders, photos, even a perfectly scaled model car with exactly the same specs as their ordered vehicle. Appleroth says clients ordering a new Ferrari via the authorised dealership network also receive complimentary scheduled maintenance for the first seven years of the vehicle’s life.

The unique program covers the scheduled maintenance labour along with the relative original spare parts, engine oil and brake fluid and also extends to any subsequent owner within the seven years. Appleroth says Australian clients, as with most customers globally, spend an average of $65,000 customising their cars during the creation process. There are several different levels of bespoke personalisation offered by Ferrari ranging from exterior colours to seat styling and stitching options or adaptive lighting systems. The second-tier system comes in the form of an Atelier service at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy which is booked through the dealer, and is essentially the same process as the standard personalisation but with greater exposure to finished products and the opportunity to work with an experienced personalisation consultant, enhancing the ideas and design scope. The third option offers special equipment ranging from extra range leathers, alcantara detailing such as piping, three-layer paints, coloured carbon fibre and painted rims. ‘Tailor Made’ is the brand’s most exclusive customisation process and involves clients making their personalisation choices on site in Maranello where they are accompanied by a personal designer who will assist them in creating their bespoke Ferrari right down to the tiniest detail. Here owners can opt for luxury traditional materials such as cashmere or denim as well as being afforded access to high tech options such as carbon fibre. “The end result in each and every instance is a standard of exclusivity completely unmatched anywhere in the automotive sector. In fact, this is the first time many of the materials are being used or approved for use on cars,” Appleroth says.

Launched to coincide with the brand’s 70-year celebrations, the GTC4Lusso’s V12 engine is capable of going from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds.

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Ferrari Australia customers in the Blue Mountains

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Herbert Appleroth - CEO of Ferrari Australasia

Each year Ferrari Australia hosts around 300 events across its Australasian network, incorporating an array of lifestyle experiences with the finest food and wine, art and design. A core part of this program is what Appleroth describes as “money can’t buy” experiences which have included sharing the closed road stages of Targa Tasmania with clients whose cars included limited editions LaFerrari and F12tdf. In addition, Appleroth himself recently led a touring party of around two dozen Ferrari Australia customers across Italy as part of the brand’s “Driven by Emotion” milestone anniversary celebrations. The tours gave clients the opportunity to enjoy some of Italy’s most famous roads with the best luxury accommodation and Michelin Star restaurants along the way. At a local level, select media were afforded the chance to get behind the wheel of a GTC4 Lusso and accompany Appleroth from Ferrari’s Sydney headquarters up to the Blue Mountains where they were treated to a private tour through Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum before being taken to lunch at the Hydro Majestic. They were then able to return to Sydney at leisure via a picturesque alternative route, the perfect place in which to put the car through its paces. It is one of a host of celebrations planned in 2017 which include Ferrari as the featured marque at the Southern Hemisphere’s largest classic car show, Motorclassica and displaying its history to a new generation of would-be Ferrari enthusiasts. It seems Enzo Ferrari’s dream is now more a reality than ever. Text 'FERRARI' to +61 428 295 774 for more information Unique Luxur y

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HORIZON MUDGEE

LOCATION: Mudgee, NSW | ASPECT: Northerly | LAND: 20.23 ha

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ducted air-conditioning and the home's exquisite dual open fireplaces ensure all year-round comfort.

Set amid a picturesque 50 acres, this resort-style retreat is perfectly positioned to maximise its due-north exposure and offers elevated 360-degree rural views across the valley to Mudgee township, Mount Frome and beyond.

There is no limit to the contemporary amenities offered with this property with a heli-pad, interior wine fridge and a fully-stocked library just some of its more popular. Not to mention of course its signature Horizon infinity-edge swimming pool and sundeck, and the chardonnay vineyard which is also onsite.

orizon Mudgee is a prestige property purpose-built for those who demand to have it all.

A magazine-worthy collaboration between Brisbane-based design firm John Walsh Architects and recognised local builder Justin Penny, the pavillion-style master residence is the blueprint for luxurious six-star living, offering four king bedrooms, three bathrooms and an enviable array of formal and informal living and entertaining spaces. The laidback, neutrally-themed, open-plan style of the kitchen living and dining area belies the designer fittings contained within where timber-panelled walls, stone benchtops and bespoke cabinetry are effortlessly combined to produce a look that is effortlessly chic. Oversize glass walls ensure an abundance of natural light while louvre windows provide great cross ventilation. Underfloor heating, 86

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Currently utilised as a commercial holiday home, the sale of this property includes all furniture together with all associated marketing collateral and eponymous website. Located only minutes from Mudgee township and a short drive from the region's world-famous wineries and foodie hubs, Horizon Mudgee presents the ultimate opportunity to secure your forever home, land your perfect weekend getaway or buy into a thriving local business. Contact Simon Platt on +61 422 289 400 or text 'HORIZON' to +61 428 295 774 for more information


HINTERLAND MAGIC IN ALL ITS MAGNIFICENCE • Contemporary resort-style retreat • 50 private acres and river frontage to Cudgegong River • Elevated to maximise Mount Frome and valley vista • Immacultate pavilion-style designer residence • Heli-pad, dual open fireplaces & library • Infinity-edge swimming pool & river frontage • Fully furnished & includes commercial collateral • Ideal as guest accommodation or for private usage • Minutes to Mudgee, close to wineries & attractions

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MORTON VIEW

LOCATION: Bundanoon, NSW | ASPECT: Southerly | LAND: 10 ha

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et amid all the action of the picturesque Southern Highlands lies Morton View, a quintessential country homestead with breathtaking vistas across to Morton National Park.

lush grounds and beautiful dam outlook, no matter the season. Also located within the property’s boundaries are two selfcontained studio spaces, ideal for use as guest quarters or to house visiting family.

Nestled down a quiet rural lane, but within walking distance of the township of Bundanoon, this 25 acre estate offers the best of both worlds, positioned close enough to enjoy the delights of the historic villages nearby but rural enough to allow the hobby farmer his or her chance to shine.

Access to H20 should never be an issue with the property home to two reticulated water tanks as well as its own garden watering system. A double carport provides access to both the master residence and cottage and there is an automatic security gate at entry.

Centrepiece to this offering is the delightful single-level family home that enjoys a southerly aspect and consists of four generous bedrooms and a large two-way master bathroom with stone benchtops.

Located just 30km from Bowral and an easy two hour drive from Sydney, Morton View is an impressive offering that has further untapped potential.

With vaulted ceilings throughout, it has an array of both open-plan and intimate living spaces with a timber kitchen with commercial dishwasher, a key feature. Ducted air-conditioning, an extensive timber entertainer’s deck and a large log fireplace means you’re ideally positioned to soak in the 88

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UNTAPPED POTENTIAL IN THE HIGHLANDS • Serene rural homestead with vaulted ceilings • Picturesque dam and countryside views • Ideal weekender or hobby farm, 25 acres • Open-plan timber kitchen with commercial dishwasher • 2 self-contained guest studios with income potential • Further development potential • Security cameras throughout & automatic entry gates • 5 minute walk from Bundanoon township & train station • 2 hrs from Sydney, similar distance from Canberra

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THE OLD POSSUM CREEK SCHOOL LOCATION: Possum Creek, NSW | ASPECT: Northerly | LAND: 0.8 ha | PRICE: $3.1 - $3.4 million

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A TRULY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY Beautiful 4-bedroom house • Large shaded verandas • Separate guest cottage Old school house converted into studio accommodation • Theatre room • Wood-fired pizza oven 80 metres of creek frontage • 100,000 litres of water storage • 5KVA solar power

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ocated just 15 minutes from the beaches of Byron Bay and seven minutes to beautiful Bangalow, on a leafy country road, in the sought after hamlet of Possum Creek, this wonderful property oozes character and charm. A rare opportunity now exists to acquire a piece of local history. The front building was run as a school from 1911 until 1961 and the old school house has now been converted into guest accommodation. The main house, built by the current owners, sits perched on a leafy ridge overlooking Possum Creek below. It features four bedrooms (or three plus a study) and a large, yet cosy lounge with separate kitchen/dining area opening onto shaded verandas that make for seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining and of course relaxing. Downstairs is a large laundry, ample storage, a theatre room and a

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four-car lock-up garage. Across the lawn is a very sweet, one-bedroom guest cottage over two levels – also overlooking Possum Creek. Having poured several years of labour and love into this wonderful property, the owners are looking to relocate. The Old Possum Creek School would have to be one of the most beautifully presented properties in the area and is now ideal as a holiday home or primary residence. This property awaits your inspection and is looking for an owner ready to put their own touch on the place whilst adding to its long and colourful history.

Contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or text 'SCHOOL' to +61 428 295 774 for more information


THE ECO ENTERTAINER

LOCATION: Kangaroo Valley, NSW | ASPECT: Northerly | LAND 3.2 ha | EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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ECOLOGICAL LIVING WITH VIEWS AMID ESTABLISHED PARKLAND SANCTUARY Generously proportioned, architecturally-designed house, crafted from cool mud bricks & timbers Captivating 360 degree valley & mountain views • 6m cathedral ceilings, African Sahara Slate and timber flooring Private park-like grounds, established low-maintenance gardens Walking distance to Kangaroo Valley Golf & Country Club, 2 minutes to Pioneer Village Museum, cafés, pub & restaurants 2 hours drive to Sydney or Canberra, 20 minutes to Berry, 25 minutes to the Seven Mile Beach

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enerously proportioned, superbly sited, exquisite mountain and valley views, this architect-designed, affluently-constructed, quality house has, until quite recently, been one of the Kangaroo Valley’s best kept secrets. Set against the beautiful ‘Red Rock’ escarpment, the master-built bespoke home is perfectly positioned on 3.2 hectares of level parklike grounds. Boasting a northerly aspect, the two-level master residence has been superbly crafted from cool mudbrick and gigantic timbers, ensuring it's warm in winter and cool in summer.

Complete with an adjoining sunroom leading out to a paved outdoor entertainment area, the inviting large master bedroom boasts a sizeable 3.5m x 3m ensuite bathroom with a double spa bath. The generous 50m2 living rooms are used by its current owners as an art gallery displaying works of some of the most important Australian and international artists (Galeria Aniela Fine Arts). Soaring

6m ceilings, exposed beams, open Jet-Master fireplaces and large light-filled living reception rooms afford an abundance of living and entertaining spaces. As a family residence, weekend respite or a vacation home for others to enjoy, the well thought out floorplan is anchored by a central open-plan kitchen, living and dining space and comes complete with island bench and butler’s pantry, making it ideal for entertaining. Positioned next door to Kangaroo Valley Golf and Country Club and only two minutes drive from the historic valley township and museum, the property affords an idyllic lifestyle from which you will always be reluctant to leave. Contact Simon Platt on +61 422 289 400 or text 'ECOENTERTAINER' to +61 428 293 775 for more information

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MAGARI ESTATES LOCATION: Verona, ITALY

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Padua and Vicenza, Magari Estates itself is a grand property of unparalleled luxury.

The founders of the Pellegrino development company and the Italian winemaking Fasoli family are partners in this rather unique offering.

The opulent resort sits on a parcel of land in a vast sea of undulating green valleys and hills. Surrounded by an epic organic vineyard, it lies at the core of a host of historical townships with the delizioso Asolo, the eccellente Bassano del Grappa and magnifico Castelfranco among them.

agari Estates is an ultra-exclusive, boutique members club located in the heart of the Illasi Valley in the province of Verona in Italy’s north.

Together, their vision was to fuse their remarkable Italian heritage family traditions and the country’s rich arts, architecture, literature, cuisine, wines and music culture to offer exclusive localised experiences in the Veneto region. The result is undoubtedly a hospitality game changer. Named after the Italian word for “if only”, Magari Estates is centred around a meticulously restored 16th century villa and represents the very best of indulgence – combining high-end accommodation, dining and full-service health spa options with a bespoke concierge service and bountiful tailored itineraries, each of which is individually curated. Located around 90 kilometres west of the World Heritage city of Venice, a short 15 kilometre drive east of Verona on the edge of the Adige River and within easy access of Lake Garda, Milan, 92

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Upon entering the hallowed turf, guests find themselves swept up in a setting that the estate’s proud owners are confident will exceed each and every expectation. The Magari experience begins the minute guests land on Italian soil. Guests are met at Venice Airport and then chauffeur driven through stunning countryside to the estate. Dotted with ancient vines and established gardens, the entrance to the property is closely monitored with only the finite number of pre-approved members able to venture past the estate’s front gate. It is here guests will see the trio of stone-wall buildings that form the nucleus of the estate. Formerly home to a nobleman, the architects responsible for developing the space have clearly been influenced by the


• Exclusive membership club in Veneto region • 16th century nobleman’s villa restored to 6-star level • 13 suite private hotel and day spa • Set in award-winning vineyards • Located 20 minutes to Verona, 60 minutes to Venice • Luxury return transfer from Venice International Airport • Exclusive wine and indulgent spa treatment allocations • Memberships may be willed, gifted or transferred

PRICE: From USD$50,000 to USD$190,000 spectacular countryside beyond but have worked hard to maintain the buildings’ integrity and proved sensitive in their use of colour. Aged timber ceilings effortlessly combine with contemporary fixtures and fittings to provide living spaces sure to please even the most fastidious of guests. The very epitome of refined modern luxury, rooms at the estate feature every comfort and are light and airy. The design of each over-size suite on the property aims to respect the environment but has been structured to maximise the countryside vistas outside. A full-service health spa with a large indoor/outdoor freshwater pool completes the estate’s facilities. Upon registering interest, the club will notify eligible applicants of their successful registration. Membership packages vary in size and allow for stays of between 7 and 28 days each year. Joining fee prices start at $US50,000 which is a one off-payment to secure a 20-year membership term. For the cost of their membership, guests receive exclusive accommodation at the property, spa treatments at the member’s spa onsite and an annual wine allocation of between 12 and 48 bottles of wines that are produced exclusively for members.

In addition, each guest is able to access exclusive tailored experiences provided by the onsite concierge, experiences that have been cultivated from the unique relationships that the owners have developed with wineries, restaurants and other retail and hospitality businesses in the area. The experiences included in the packages vary from guest to guest according to their interests, but examples may include a night enjoying a world-class opera from the comfort of a private balcony at the Teatro all Scala through to provision for a private tour of Venice’s Ducal Palace. Magari Estates offers its members the flexibility to travel every two years to the estate at the members election. Proving it is more than just a beautiful spot in which to rest your head, Magari even has its own smartphone app offering direct communication with the concierge as well as a host of recommendations for activities that will enhance your stay.

Contact David Boucher on +61 418 100 009 or text 'MAGARI' to +61 428 293 775 for more information

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Susan Butler - General Manager of Mercedes-Benz Melbourne Airport

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Each issue Unique Luxury Magazine speaks with one of Australia’s most inspiring female business leaders about the secrets to their success. This issue we turn the spotlight on Susan Butler, the General Manager of Mercedes-Benz Melbourne Airport

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ith her entire career spent in the automotive industry, Susan Butler has harboured a secret.

A talented leader who has around 40 staff reporting directly to her, Susan’s knowledge of all things automotive is exhaustive and her dedication to after sales service is second to none. Yet, while few would dispute her industry know-how, those closest to her know to always check the transmission type before jumping in the car alongside her. “After all these years in the car industry, I am still terrible at driving a manual,” the Victorian born mother-of-one concedes. Yet despite her preference for an automatic, there is little in Susan’s professional background to suggest she ever opted for the easy way out. A good student, particularly in the subjects of French and English, her early career aspirations were to become a journalist. She despised mathematics, yet after year 12 went on to Monash University and studied a degree in art, majoring in sociology, before completing a business degree majoring in management. While the degree was broad, she says it introduced her to research and analytical skills, and fine-tuned her approach to strategic thinking and communication. Growing up in Melbourne as the eldest of five children, Susan believes it was the success achieved by her father that first exposed her to the value of hard work. “My father owns a successful real estate business and I think that growing up in a real estate household aroused my interest in selling, and my understanding of building a business through networking and customer retention and loyalty.

“I think this is also where I got my work ethic from – my Dad would work crazy hours – weeknights and weekends. Thankfully automotive is not quite as demanding. As much as my father was a slave to the industry, he loved it – so from a young age I understood that you should enjoy what you do for living and develop a passion for it.” Her career in sales began aged 14 when she was employed to “sell hamburgers” for fast food chain McDonalds. After starting out as a dining room attendant, she was eventually promoted to what she terms as the “rather prestigious” position of drive through operator. She believes, as do many former employees, that McDonalds was an “amazing” employer whose regimented, process-driven approach and culture formed a great platform for young staff members new to the workforce. The company also engenders an enormous amount of pride from its staff by instilling the brand values, she says. “It was probably here that I began to learn the value of a strong brand and, as an employee, the responsibility you have to communicate it in every interaction you have with the customer.” Susan’s introduction to the automotive industry came almost by accident after she was part of a graduate program with another major German manufacturer. In applying for a job with the company she erroneously assumed the offer of a role that would mean working in the corporate side of the company – possibly in training or HR. She was devastated upon learning her employer required her to work in a dealership for 18 months to learn the retail side of the business. “It was actually my father that pushed me into accepting, and giving car sales a go. I took to the role and soon discovered that the ‘retail world’ is where the action happens.” You meet interesting people, the pace is very fast, and the job is lots of fun. After my first month, I Unique Luxur y

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"EVERY JOB I HAVE EVER HAD, I FEEL I HAVE TRIED AS HARD AS I POSSIBLY COULD TO ACHIEVE RESULTS, AND REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME ON ANY GIVEN DAY, I GO HOME KNOWING I HAVE DONE MY BEST." had decided that this was the industry for me, and I have never left the retail side of the business.”

Last year Susan achieved her long held aim of being a published author after finishing and self-publishing her first book.

She began as a new car sales cadet in August 1996 and by 2004 had worked her way up to the role of General Sales Manager.

Her way of giving back to the car industry, ‘Life is not a test drive’ is an instructional, anecdotal and what she hopes will be an inspirational book about how to survive long-term in the automotive business.

In 2011 Susan made the move to Queensland for a competitive prestige automotive brand and duly became one of the few female Dealership Principals in Australia. Just three years later she moved back to her hometown after taking over the Mercedes-Benz Toorak dealership, making the move to her current role last November. Initially set up as a satellite site, Mercedes-Benz Melbourne Airport serves largely as a convenient centre for people to service their cars whilst travelling. Aside from developing a reputation for employing the highest quality technical staff and offering lightning quick turn-around times, Susan says the business differentiates itself from others in the sector by going the extra mile to enhance customer satisfaction levels. This includes offering a chauffeur service to and from the PARKROYAL Hotel and a complimentary lunch, as well as a valet service to and from the airport. In addition, it is the only MercedesBenz dealership in the country with a helipad on site, regularly transferring customers to a variety of destinations including Southbank and South Wharf. At any given time, there are over 200 vehicles on display and many other options are readily available. Since joining the dealership, Susan says she has worked hard to change perceptions of the business to ensure it is renown not just for its ability to service cars but also for sales. This approach has also been extended to after sales service. Susan and her team take the approach that the service really begins when the customer drives out of the dealership at the wheel of their new vehicle. The higher the level of back-up service, contact and care provided over the years, the greater level of loyalty and trust. “When you develop this relationship with your customers, it becomes so much easier for everybody. I have learnt over the years the price is only a small part of the overall equation. What customers really value is peace of mind and the sense that they are an important long-term customer of the business. This doesn’t happen without a lot of effort on our part.”

A keen runner, Susan says having interests outside of your professional life is key, as is taking pride in your work. “I have a very busy home life – I have a nine-year-old girl and her pets to look after! She is obviously the most important part of my life and being a role model for her is something I take very seriously. I find time to exercise at least four times a week – I think staying fit really helps me to perform mentally and physically at work. I also have a love for writing and although I never quite achieved my goal of becoming a journalist, I have had some work published – this is something I am proud of.” Labelling it a shame that car sales is not a popular career choice for most women, Susan says she is only too aware female employees are still a minority in the automotive sector, yet gender is not something she thinks about at work. An advocate for getting more women into the sector, she tries to speak as often as she can at automotive forums and training colleges, actively encouraging young people of both genders to put it on their list. “This industry offers a variety of career paths and rewarding opportunities for both men and women. We all work long hours in the car industry, you have to be hands-on due to the customerfocussed nature of the job. It can be mentally tiring, but never boring or tedious.” Success means many different things, Susan says, but ultimately it is being able to look back at where you are in your career and being really honest with yourself. “If you can say that you are proud and happy of where you are and how you got there, then this is success. Every job I have ever had, I feel I have tried as hard as I possibly could to achieve results, and regardless of the outcome on any given day, I go home knowing I have done my best.” Text 'SUSANBUTLER' to +61 428 295 774 for more information

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LAKE HOUSE LOCATION: Cressy, TAS | ASPECT: Westerly | LAND: 490.42 ha | CONTACT AGENT

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traight out of the pages of a Jane Austen novel, Lake House is truly an estate without rival.

From the moment you enter the property you are assailed by an expansive vista of Hawthorn hedges, views to the majestic Western Tiers and the meandering Macquarie and Lake Rivers. Lake House is reached by a sweeping drive through mature oak plantings and up a rise, creating a wonderful sense of arrival. Built in 1830, the house is regarded as one of the finest colonial examples of neo-classical Greek Revival style in Australia. The stately, three-storey, 1,000m2 residence has been meticulously renovated and restored creating stunning and timeless interiors. The impressive entrance leads to a number of beautifully appointed reception rooms of Georgian proportions: library, study, drawing room, dining room, formal and informal sitting rooms and grand living wing. The conservatory, with its handsome French windows, is bathed in light and captures the views of the Macquarie River 98

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and rural landscape beyond. There are eight beautifully appointed bedrooms, all with ensuites. The 1,211 acres of agricultural land at Lake House are regarded as some of the finest in the state. With fertile soils and security of water - including high rainfall and a 2,500 megalitre water right from the Lake River - ensure the farm is highly sought after for growing crops, cattle or sheep fattening, or as a prime dairy farm. Lake House boasts two renovated farm houses, barns, good fencing, irrigation, huge work sheds, landing strip and kilometres of laneways which complete the farming operation at Lake House. Lake House is 35 km to Launceston, 10 km to Longford, 110 km to Hobart. Melbourne is a 50 minute flight and Sydney 1 hr 50 minutes. Contact Dominic Romeo on +61 438 500 277 or Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or text 'LAKEHOUSETAS' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


TANAWHA VALLEY GOLF & TENNIS

LOCATION: Tanawha, QLD | ASPECT: Easterly | LAND: 7.76 ha | PRICE: Offers Over $1.95 million

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RESORT LIVING IN TROPICAL PARADISE Immaculate brick family home on manicured lifestyle block • Superb fairway and rainforest views Tennis courts with 12m saltwater swimming pool • Shaded verandas and covered alfresco dining area Professionally landscaped gardens with converted stables • Favourable zoning with ample commercial opportunity 20 minutes to Caloundra and Maroochydore; 60 minutes to Brisbane CBD

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njoying superb rainforest views and nestled right next to the Botanical Gardens, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis presents the perfect blend of lifestyle and business opportunity. Occupying 19 acres of manicured acreage, this Sunshine Coast retreat offers an immaculate family home, two full-size artificial grass tennis courts, a nine-hole golf course and an inviting 12 metre saltwater swimming pool. The single-level master residence, 300m2 under roof, offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms and is surrounded by a shaded veranda boasting 360 degree views around the immaculate, beautifullymanicured grounds. Easterly-facing, the home has been designed to perfectly capture all day sunshine while its purpose-built timber deck and covered alfresco dining area offers unparalleled views down the fairway to the forest nearby and beyond. Thermally-controlled with air-conditioning and ceiling fans in each room, other features of this property include dedicated outdoor BBQ facilities with alfresco dining, and a converted stable which the

current owners have set up as a rustic function area with its own bar, which is capable of seating up to 90 people. Currently operating as a growing business, it caters to loyal residents and an increasing influx of visitors eager to sample the delights of one of Australia’s fastest growing regions. Favourable zoning affords the purchaser the option of adding cabins to cater for the booming B&B market on the coast as well as purchasing the existing business attached to the property under a separate arrangement. Business equipment, licences, stock and goods can also be purchased, but are not included in this purchase price, if you want to take over the property and continue the business side of things. Expand the business in any number of ways or simply keep Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis all to yourself. Contact Tony James on +61 417 601 511 or Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or text 'TANAWHA' to +61 428 295 774 for more information

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ad astra LOCATION: Eureka, NSW | ASPECT: Easterly | LAND 13.62 ha | EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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ituated just 8km from Bangalow, in the stunning Byron Bay hinterland, you will find a truly unique estate known as “ad astra”.

Designed by award-winning Squillace Architects and built by a renowned Sydney builder, this magnificent home is perfectly poised on 13 hectares of green pastures dotted with beautiful trees. The 8 year old home features a combination of stunning flooring, including marble for wet areas and recycled turpentine timber boards. The amazing living area boasts a large, double-sided open fireplace. The extra high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding Byron Bay hinterland. Extensive indoor and outdoor entertaining areas include a spacious kitchen with marble benchtops and dining area with state-of-theart appliances. There are also large glass-fronted fridges, a formal 100

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lounge, cinema room and a bar. This beautiful residence boasts five spacious bedrooms including a magnificent master retreat as well as a separate, two-bedroom, selfcontained studio. The use of natural finishes, including stone and timber throughout add to the elegance and sophistication, while the surrounding landscaped gardens and stunning pool complete this truly exceptional hinterland home. There are also yards and fencing for cattle (currently carrying 20 breeders) and a small citrus orchard with 100 Tahitian lime trees. Contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 Text 'WHITSUNDAY' +61428 428293 295775 774for formore moreinformation information or text 'ADASTRA' toto+61


BRONTE BEACH HOUSE

LOCATION: Bronte, NSW | ASPECT: Northerly | LAND: 247 m2 | CONTACT AGENT

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repare for an elevated existence when you secure Bronte Beach House, a prestigious offering occupying one of the most sought after addresses in Sydney.

continues the laid back luxury theme with the kitchen and dining area both opening to a sun-drenched terrace, complete with outdoor cooking facilities and secluded courtgarden to the rear.

With nothing but a back gate and a few metres separating you from Bronte’s iconic sandy beach, every inch of this spectacular property offers breathtaking views of the eastern suburb’s most populous coastal landmark to the sparkling waters of Bronte Beach.

Basking in northern sunshine, the open-plan living spaces seamlessly provide defined areas for casual and formal entertaining whilst forever capturing the extensive beach views. The ground floor plays host to three double bedrooms, serviced by three stylish bathrooms and a versatile family/media room with abundant storage.

The impressive master residence has been architecturally-designed and enjoys a northerly aspect from which no opportunity to drink in the gorgeous vista has been left unturned. Comprising four-bedrooms, four-bathrooms and an assortment of living zones, the three-level, contemporary brick home comes with five secluded balconies, at various heights, to ensure you are spoilt for choice when it comes to alfresco dining options from which to enjoy a spot of sunbaking or to check out the surf conditions. Featuring a master suite that occupies the entire top floor, this level also plays host to an expansive ensuite, spa bath, walk-in robes and a generously proportioned sitting room. Accessed via a grand monochrome staircase, the middle level

This rare offering is conveniently located close to a number of public and private schools and within walking distance to Bronte’s buzzing café and restaurant scene. Just two kilometres from the popular recreational hotspots of Bondi Beach and Coogee, and just 8 kilometres from the Sydney CBD, Bronte Beach House offers the ultimate laid back beach lifestyle.

Contact Grant Dale on +61 499 199 122 or Simon Platt on +61 422 289 400 or text 'BRONTEBEACHHOUSE' to +61 428 293 775 for more information

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LA CASA MIRASOL LOCATION: Port Douglas, QLD | ASPECT: North Easterly | LAND: 1,600 m2 | EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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his magnificent Mediterranean-style home stretches over two absolute beachfront blocks totalling 1,600 square metres, fronting idyllic Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas. Set back from the white sands and turquoise waters, amongst lush and private gardens, La Casa Mirasol is the definition of exclusive, resortstyle living. Surrounding a 20-metre pool, the house features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a powder room, three lounge areas and a large covered dining area and patio. Ideal for entertaining, the large wraparound kitchen with granite benches and quality stainless steel appliances features 102

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a walk-in cold room. There are outdoor cooking facilities with poolside dining. Port Douglas is located an hour's drive north of Cairns, along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal routes. Against a backdrop of Rainforest Mountains with a foreground of the Coral Sea, Port Douglas is the perfect base to explore the exceptional World Heritage areas of the Daintree Rainforest & the Great Barrier Reef. Contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or text 'LACASA' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


COTTONWOOD

LOCATION: Oak Beach, QLD | ASPECT: Northerly | LAND: 1.92 ha | PRICE: $6.5 million

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his stunning, north facing property is located within a secluded cove offering breathtaking views and total privacy. Set on 4.75 acres of absolute beachfront, Cottonwood is a truly unique home. Established tropical landscaped gardens and gently rolling manicured lawns separate the main residence from the two bedroom, two bathroom guest house. The main house boasts two bedrooms, the master with a private veranda and elevated beach views. Extensive timber decking surrounds the house and pool area, perfect for relaxed entertaining. There is also a full-sized floodlit tennis court. Cottonwood is just a 10 minute drive from the seaside village of Port Douglas and only a short stroll along the beach to a nearby resort offering spa facilities and a fantastic restaurant. The property also has a boatshed with a unique Sealegs boat ready to be driven down the grass into the water and out to explore the nearby reefs and islands. With the region’s two primary natural attractions – the Great Barrier Reef and the ancient Daintree Rainforest – both World Heritage listed areas, this is one of the most accessible paradises on earth. Text 'COTTONWOOD' to +61 428 293 775 for more information

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MILTON SURF AND STABLES LOCATION: Milton, NSW | ASPECT: Northerly | LAND: 10.11 ha | PRICE: $2.4 million

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uxurious country charm amid a sub-tropical setting defines ‘Milton Surf and Stables’, an all-encompassing rural retreat on the New South Wales south coast. Originally a set of horse stables built in the 1920s, the property has been lovingly and stylishly converted into a sublime four-bedroom, two-bathroom holiday sanctuary by its owners, fashion and interiors designer Collette Dinnigan and her hotelier husband Bradley Cocks. Positioned on 25 acres of private manicured land, coded entry to the property is via a long tree-lined driveway that weaves its way past five fully-fenced and paled paddocks before coming to rest infront of the impressive master homestead. Consisting of a charming main residence surrounded by a sunny north-facing veranda with covered outdoor bathroom, the retreat comes complete with a loft-style master bedroom suite, exquisite entertainment barn with pizza oven, an alfresco dining area with outdoor bar and fire-pit and several auxiliary buildings. 104

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Inside the character-filled home, which is bordered by a sub-tropical rainforest, many of Dinnigan’s signature adroit touches are in evidence via the hardwood timber flooring, heightened ceilings with exposed beams, galvanised iron cladding and abundance of white paint. Generating an annual rental income of more than $82,000, this property has attracted significant amounts of exposure via various media publications and comes replete with an extensive social media following as well as opportunity for further development. Just a two and a half hour drive south of Sydney and a short five-minute drive from the picturesque seaside townships of Milton, Mollymook and Ulladulla, it is also near the home of some of the region’s top foodie attractions including Rick Stein’s at Bannisters and Cupitts Winery, Brewery & Kitchen. Contact Simon Platt on +61 422 289 400 or text 'MILTON' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


RAINFOREST ESTATE 6 10 4+ 3 LOCATION: Finlayvale, QLD | ASPECT: South Easterly | LAND: 3.77 ha | EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

TRANQUILITY IN THE TROPICS Majestic mountain vistas • Extensive indoor and outdoor entertaining areas Solar-heated swimming pool, cabana & gymnasium • Gourmet kitchen with wet bar & 2,000 bottle wine cellar Separate self-contained two-level guest pavilion • Cedar outdoor spa and shower • Hangar-style garaging Helicopter pad • 15 minutes from Port Douglas and just 60 minutes from Cairns International Airport

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ush woodlands, manicured gardens and lavish tropical architecture combine to form Rainforest Estate, an opulent oasis located near Port Douglas, where the rainforest meets the reef in Queensland’s north. Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Atherton Tablelands, this secluded, resort-style, four-bedroom, six-bathroom residence is set on nine pristine acres – every inch a picture-perfect interpretation of tranquil urban sophistication. Occupying an impressive 450m2 of internal, plus 350m2 of external living space, entry to the master residence is via a cavernous lobby and light-filled atrium area, the highlight of which is a spectacular two-level, indoor waterfall that cascades into the large reflection pond below. An open-plan living, dining and gourmet kitchen area comes complete with wet bar, island bench, 2,000 bottle wine cellar and additional internal and external amenities for food and beverage storage and preparation, including an outdoor BBQ cabana that

resides beside the estate’s 14m x 12m, solar-heated, lagoon-style swimming pool. The dwelling’s large timber deck leads onto an elevated boardwalk that meanders through the gardens and comes to a stop outside the self-contained, two-level guest pavilion, outdoor hot tub, shower, gym, office and garage. Built to the same exacting standards, the guest wing includes a second kitchen, lounge, large bedroom with additional sleeping space, two ensuites and a large outdoor veranda from which to drink in the incredible mountain views. Ideal as a lifestyle retreat, with easy access to Port Douglas, the beautiful Daintree and stunning Great Barrier Reef, Rainforest Estate’s impressive amenities mean it is ripe for use as a venue of choice for the lucrative wedding or luxury accommodation markets. Contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or text 'RAINFOREST' to +61 428 295 774 for more information

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He was mentored by some of the best in the business but it is his family connections that proved to be the most influential in bespoke jewellery designer Matthew Ely’s burgeoning career.

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he most precious gems in the life of Matthew Ely are undoubtedly wife Nicole, daughter Amity and the new addition which will be joining the Ely clan early next year. Diamonds, however, run a close second. Born into a jewellery dynasty the pride of Sydney’s west, exquisite rocks have always played a significant role in the young entrepreneur’s childhood and early upbringing with father Robert, mother Helen and brother Douglas all involved in the trade. “My parents own and operate [York Jewellers] a wellestablished jewellery business in Sydney’s [Penrith], which allowed me to experience the day-to-day running of the industry and gain an insight into the world of jewellery design. My mother and father have always exemplified a strong work ethic. I was extremely inspired by my father and his passion for design as a child, and his influence definitely shaped my approach to luxury jewellery design.” Yet despite his own success, and the early enthusiasm shown by his son, the family patriarch was initially apprehensive about allowing his second born into the family business. In 1999 when he was 12, Matthew applied for a job at York but was knocked back with his father politely, but firmly, insisting there was no spot available. He encouraged the then teenager to instead try his hand at other trades. Matthew found work at a furniture store and later as a boilermaker but the attraction of the jewellery industry proved too strong and

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three years later Robert relented and offered him a job at York as a sales assistant. He began his formal jewellery design training at Enmore TAFE and was still in his first year when he placed first in the state and second nationally in the World Skills National Championship. On the back of that he received a scholarship to London with the Australian Overseas Foundation. Moving half way around the world at such a young age was not easy but it wouldn’t take him long to begin fulfilling his passion. After securing digs in East Putney he started knocking on doors to find work. Just weeks after passing through Heathrow immigration, he secured a job in a manufacturing workshop, Jacobs Jewellery. With it arose the opportunity to work alongside, what Matthew describes as, some of the greatest designers in the industry. “The workshop manager had worked on some of the biggest diamonds in the world - 100 carat-plus - the diamond setter was a man whom had worked on the English crown jewels, and lastly, there was a New Zealand jeweller that manufactured the £1 million necklace from [219-year-old British fine jewellery design house] Boodles. My experiences in London working alongside three of the best jewellery mentors in the world were extremely inspirational in terms of my creativity and passion for design. Their expertise and humility in sharing their knowledge helped to refine my design practices and master the skills required to craft luxury bespoke pieces.”


"WE CREATE DISTINCT BESPOKE PIECES THAT FEATURE IMMACULATE DESIGN AND CRAFTSMANSHIP AND DRAW ON MY EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE INDUSTRY."

Yet, in spite of having easy access to an assortment of precious stones, to this day Matthew only wears a single piece of jewellery – his wedding band which itself also has a unique connection to the time he spent abroad. “This is a particularly important piece for me as l designed and crafted it myself and it features personal engravings which are very close to my heart. The engraving was a wedding gift from my engraving teacher in London. He was the engraver [employed] to carve the plaques in Westminster Abbey.” Upon his return to Australia in 2014, Matthew was afforded the opportunity to open his own boutique in Woollahra in Sydney’s leafy eastern suburbs trading under the name Matthew Ely by York Jewellery. He admits being “enthralled” by the idea of transcending from small and rustic to grand and luxe while utilising the training and skills sharpened while he was abroad. Despite it occurring some years ago, Matthew says he can still vividly recall his first customers, a recently engaged couple who trusted him to craft their engagement ring, offering him the opportunity to not only design an exquisite piece but to personally source the gems within the ring.

In 2011, Matthew, who by then was a qualified Gemmologist, took out the Creative Jewellery Design Award at the Showcase International Design Awards. Other accolades include the ‘Fancy Colour Award’ at the Diamond Guild Australia Awards in 2013 with an Argyle pink and Blue diamond ring and the ‘Red Carpet Award’ at the Showcase International Design Awards in 2015. He has recently been invited to join the Diamond Guild and is now the youngest ever invited member. Showcasing a selection of his hand crafted, bespoke fine jewellery along with some award-winning pieces created over the years, his eponymous boutique specialises in custom one-off pieces but also offers recrafting of beloved pieces as well as repair and cleaning services. Its point of difference is unquestionably the boutique’s bespoke design services. “We create distinct bespoke pieces that feature immaculate design and craftsmanship and draw on my experience and knowledge of the industry. My process creating bespoke pieces for clients is an outstanding concept that allows for personalisation and something more unique than your classic jewellery piece. For brides, it represents an exciting opportunity to design a new piece that is their own, as opposed to buying a ring that is ready-made in store.” Un i que Luxur y

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A typical entry price point for a bespoke engagement ring is around $15,000 and he has a “small and trusted group of jewellery makers” who assist in bringing his inspiration and designs to life. Every piece is designed and crafted onsite. The process begins by Matthew inviting interested parties into the boutique where he gets to know them personally. Once in the store, clients are able to go into detail about what they’re looking for in their dream engagement ring or statement piece via a oneon-one consultation. Once clients have decided on their desired ring style, diamond (shape, cut, colour, clarity) and precious metal for the band, he hand draws various sketches of the piece so they can visualise how the piece will look once complete. “I try to make these as realistic a representation as possible, believing it is crucial to ensure the end product closely resembles the dream piece that the client has in mind. We have the opportunity to source so many exquisite pieces for our clients, but one experience which I recall vividly was being asked to source a one carat Pink Diamond from Argyle for a private client. This was such an exciting experience, as I had the opportunity to touch and see one of the rarest gems in the world. With regards to value, I would never divulge, but I will say it had to be delivered by armoured guard.” An advocate for ethical sourcing, Matthew says the boutique partners with a number of suppliers to locate and source some of the most stunning and rarest gems in the world. He takes particular pride in supporting Australian suppliers and materials and has worked closely with the Argyle mine in the past, to source natural gems.

“I try to be vocal in my support of ethics in both gemmology and running a business.”. Matthew says the jewellery industry has changed dramatically since he first became involved, particularly in the engagement market, where partners now spend much more to impress and meet much higher expectations from their brides to be. “The old three-month salary rule is no longer valid, with couples spending more to craft their perfect bespoke piece to reflect their unique love story.” But the greatest issue impacting the sector has been the use of synthetic diamonds – a development he believes has only increased the value and demand for luxurious high quality natural diamonds. With such an abundance of different forms of diamonds available, the popularity of naturally coloured diamonds is continually on the increase and supported by growing industry demand over the past few years, he says. “There is a definite ‘Hollywood factor’ contributing to this rise in popularity, with naturally coloured diamonds exemplifying a modernity and fashion forward approach to jewellery design. We often see clients looking for something different or unusual in

terms of their jewellery, and utilising a naturally coloured diamond is an excellent way to exemplify uniqueness whilst maintaining a luxurious design. I am also seeing a sharp increase in demand for pink diamonds with the announcement of the Argyle mine closing in 2021. This supply supports 95 percent of the pink diamonds in the world.” The demand has also been extended to pearls which have also seen a resurgence in popularity. Having become somewhat of a destination for stunning pearls, Australia is in a perfect place to capitalise on this, he says. “The globalisation of the market has allowed for gems and other precious materials to be easily sourced by all. I think it’s now more important than ever to develop a trusted relationship with your jeweller. As an expert in the field, only a jeweller can provide you the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure you are truly paying for quality. There is a multitude of information online which may give people an impression of being a diamond expert. Whilst clients should by all means be informed, it’s important that they build a strong rapport with their jeweller so they can understand what they are buying.” Text 'MATTHEWELY' to +61 428 295 774 for more information Un i que Luxur y

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SAMARA LOCATION: Mons, QLD | ASPECT: Northerly | LAND: 0.7 ha | PRICE: $2.4 million

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amara is the ultimate luxury rural retreat. Nestled in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, this property has been artfully-constructed around two magnificent lakes with a fully-engineered swing bridge, offering sumptuous vistas of the home’s impressive landscaped gardens and the majestic rainforest only metres from its front door.

fireplace. A wet bar, bathroom, sauna and gym complete this onestop wellness offering while a purpose-built cinema – replete with popcorn machine, tiered seating and black out curtains – sets the gold standard for home theatres.

Access to the two-acre estate is via a secure, remote-controlled gate while a circular driveway and porte-cochère follows the crystal clear ponds enveloping this resort-style sanctuary.

Nearby, a beautifully appointed lounge area comes complete with an open fire and surround sound entertainment system while a stateof-the-art, one-stop C-Bus automation system takes control of all lighting, gates, doors, windows and audio-visual requirements.

Literally no stone has been left unturned to ensure this home offers the ultimate in comfort living. Constructed from natural stone and marble, the natural thermal masses work with, not against the stunning local climate, while sparkling glass walls and soaring ceilings enable the splendour of the surrounding countryside to be fully appreciated from every room.

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RYDERS CREEK FARM

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ccupying a prime space 450m above sea level, Ryders Creek Farm is a whimsical property whose character features and unassuming manner are sure to steal your heart.

optimised for low carbon emission and fuelled by a 10kw solar grid connect system, a high-tech hot water system and deep well fresh water supply.

Located on a country lane in Bellawongarah, 20 minutes from the historic Kangaroo Valley, this north-facing property boasts unimpeded valley views across to the Berry mountain range and beyond.

An alley of Cape Chestnut trees seamlessly blend into the property’s professionally-landscaped gardens which play host to a wide variety of local bird life. With Sandstone terracing taking pride of place, the manicured gardens and homestead surrounds also feature over 100 rose plants, water lilies, a cascading fountain and mature trees.

Established in 1868 but given a more contemporary revival in 2002, the property’s main homestead is barn-like in appearance and defined by its large timber verandas, lofted guest suite and extensive glass panelling. Its soaring 6.5 metre cathedral ceilings and open-plan living space gives way to a generous 33m2 country kitchen while large glass sliding doors and windows ensure the home is filled with light. Thermally-controlled with underfloor heating, reverse-cycle airconditioning and a slow combustion fireplace, this residence is

Add in the property’s 9 fenced paddocks with shelter foliage, a solar-powered deep well, two functioning cattle yards, a new fully-equipped steel farm shed and a drought-proof creek and you’ll understand why Ryders Creek Farm is likely to attract a high degree of interest. Contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or text 'RYDERS' to +61 428 293 775 for more information

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WATEGOS 2 1 1 2 LOCATION: Byron Bay, NSW | ASPECT: Northerly | LAND: 883 m2 | EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

ELEVATED BEACHSIDE HOLDING OFFERING UNIQUE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY Last dress circle block in exclusive beachside community • DA approval for construction of expansive dream home Dual street access • Ocean views over Wategos Beach, Byron Bay Lighthouse and beyond Original architect-designed 1960s beach cottage • 50 metre stroll from Wategos beach • 5 minutes from Byron Bay

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et under the bewitching guise of the world renowned Byron Bay Lighthouse lies Wategos, an incredible beachside retreat offering a never-to-be-repeated development opportunity.

clad home features include slate tiling, a quaint spiral staircase and character potbelly stove. Perfect to use as a base until you work out what or when you want to build your new home.

Set on a deceptively large elevated block just 50 metres from the pristine sands of Wategos Beach, this impressive north-facing allotment commands breathtaking water views across the ocean to Julian Rocks and beyond.

In addition to two-street access, this property has DA approval already in place for the construction of an expansive home. There are also architectural plans for a detached dual occupancy comprising two three-bedroom, two-bathroom homes each with a plunge pool and two car garage, subject to council approval.

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Located just five minutes from Byron Bay's bustling township, Wategos represents an outstanding opportunity to enjoy an exquisite coastal lifestyle entirely of your own creation.

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VILLA HEMINGWAY

LOCATION: Port Douglas, QLD | ASPECT: Northerly | LAND 1,216 m2 | PRICE: $10.8 million

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illa Hemingway is perfectly situated on Flagstaff Hill, overlooking the turquoise Coral Sea and the northern tip of Port Douglas Peninsula. This award-winning, three-level, luxury home incorporates the highest quality fixtures and fittings and exemplifies elegant resort-style living. All floors feature breathtaking sea and mountain views showing vistas of the historic Sugar Wharf, nearby marina with plenty of yacht traffic as well as an array of beautiful coastal islands. The main home includes two spacious master suites with generous private terraces and two bedrooms with separate patios on the pool level. There is also a separate, self-contained, two-bedroom apartment adjacent to the outdoor entertaining areas. The main living area features an elegant open-plan layout incorporating

kitchen and lounge with indoor/outdoor dining. The impressive grounds incorporate lush tropical gardens, a floodlit tennis court and luxurious pool. Villa Hemingway is an ideal holiday home with excellent letting potential located within easy reach of everything magical that Port Douglas has to offer. It is the perfect base to explore the exceptional World Heritage areas of the Daintree and the Great Barrier Reef. Additionally, Cairn’s International Airport is only an hour away via one of Australia’s most scenic coastal routes.

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AMAZING OPPORTUNITY IN STUNNING LOMBOK Stunning views over Selong Belanak Bay • Multi award-winning residential villa community Complete resort-style experience with high-end facilities • In the more remote part of Lombok in the hills of Jabon All-inclusive, off-plan, turn-key villa or design your own bespoke villa • 25 minute drive from Lombok International Airport

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elong Selo Residences is a multi award-winning residential villa community overlooking the picturesque Selong Belanak Bay, South Lombok. The development sets a new standard of quality and design for Lombok, offering residents a complete resort-style experience with access to high-end facilities (extensive gym, kid’s club, restaurants, spa, swimming pool, tennis court etc) and services (24 hour security, in-house chef, butler, activity centre – mountain biking, surfing diving etc). Within Selong Selo Residences you have the choice of buying an all-inclusive, off-plan, turn-key villa (Kayu Collection), or designing your own Bespoke villa – working within certain guidelines to ensure consistency across the high-end luxury resort. Partnering with a future beachfront resort sitting on the Selong Belanak beach and only a five minute buggy ride away from the Residences. The Kayu Collection offers both one-bedroom studio villas with 107m2 of spacious, open-plan design and beautifullyfurnished interiors, kitchenette, balcony and private plunge pool, these villas offer a perfect blend of sustainable luxury and affordability, and two-bedroom villas with wide frontage and openplan living spaces totalling 227m2 internal and external with plot sizes up to 1,471m2. The bespoke villa option offers villa sizes to suit the land size and contours in partnership with the owners preferences. Selong Selo is a fully-integrated company that handles all aspects –

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land & villa sales, construction and villa management to ensure it is a completely passive investment. For years, Lombok has been regarded as ‘the next Bali’. Nowadays, the comparison seems to fade and Lombok stands out on its own thanks to its superb beaches, colourful culture, breathtaking mountains and waterfalls. With firm government commitment to infrastructure development, several top rankings in travel blogs and an increasing interest from the investment world, Lombok has earned its place as the newest and most anticipated beach destination in Asia. Villa Design Options - 2 products available ‘Kayu Collection’ turn-key packages One-bedroom studios with pool, furniture, landscaping + land start from USD $226k Two-bedroom with pool, furniture, landscaping + land start from USD $463k Bespoke builds that can be built on land-only lots ranging from USD $135k to $280k Contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or text 'SELONG' to +61 428 293 775 for more information


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north-facing terrace. The two-car garage has been converted into an office but could easily be converted back. The grounds feature a small natural billabong, majestic Eucalyptus trees and a beautiful array of flowering plants. There is also a fantastic 5m x 15m pool also taking in the amazing views. Situated 350m above sea level, the property captures gentle breezes and is completely protected from the southerlies. Robina town centre is a short 10 minute drive away, Surfers Paradise is 20 minutes away, 20 minutes to Coolangatta Airport and Brisbane is an hours drive from the property. Contact Lloyd Donaldson on +61 434 589 999 or Gary Brazenor on +61 423 777 237 or Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 422 289 400 or text 'SKYVIEW' to +61 428 295 774 for more information

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Bang & Olufsen forged its reputation as a purveyor of luxury goods off the back of sleek $110,000 speakers and $45,000 televisions but these days it’s attracting a whole new breed of customer, as Unique Luxury reports.

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t is a design philosophy that has transitioned through more than nine decades of trading, numerous global economic meltdowns, a world war and countless technology revolutions. Yet Danish brand Bang & Olufsen’s (B&O) focus on products that transmit sound authentically - the way the artist intended it to be heard - and opulent, sculpture-like finishes has never held it in better stead. From humble beginnings in 1925, today B&O is one of the world’s most prominent home entertainment manufacturers with its heavyweight portfolio of quality televisions, music systems and high-performance loudspeakers, telephones, and multimedia products now sold across an extensive, independent retail network of 700 stores in more than 100 countries worldwide. Clearly striking a chord with both audiophiles and those who appreciate clean design, superior technology and fine craftsmanship, it boasts its own wing in the Struer Museum, records annual group revenues of around A$496 million and has a cult-like following where a number of fan sites have sprung up dedicated to dissecting the company’s every move – whether real or imagined. Not forgetting, of course, its enviable research, development and test facilities highly sought after by the automotive industry by brands such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, as well as the oft-repeated rumour that the revolutionary Apple iPod design was inspired by B&O’s BeoCom 6000 – a wireless telephone that contained a wheel to scroll.

The group currently operates 22 eponymous stores across the Asia Pacific region with a presence across Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland. The brand’s Australasian arm is led by general manager Julian Kipping who boasts a 20-year history with the brand, initially as a franchisee in his native UK before being approached to head up the ANZ market in 2006. In his time occupying the big chair, Kipping has led the group through an enormous period of change that aside from new store openings and new inventory has also witnessed the Australasian operations acquired by privately owned conglomerate Emerald Group Investments (EGI) just two years ago. Led by former bank analyst James Kennedy with former Prada Australian manager Melinda O’Rourke as chief business development officer, EGI has not been shy in positioning itself as the Australian version of French luxury multinational LVMH. The result of which means B&O is now housed in a stable that includes several luxury fashion and homeware brands including Graff Diamonds, Kennedy (the leading multi-brand watch retailer for Cartier, Rolex, IWC and Patek Philippe) and Spanish brand Loewe. Kipping says EGI’s decision to invest in the brand came about due to the recognition that the ANZ market held great potential for growth but that investment was needed to realise it. B&O’s global strategic focus did not extend to company-owned stores and as such a partnership with a local master dealer was the clear direction, he says. “EGI has wasted no time in auctioning the

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"WE’VE BECOME A LOT MORE ACCESSIBLE IN ONE SENSE AND A LOT MORE LUXURIOUS AND EXCLUSIVE IN ANOTHER... WE’RE APPEALING TO MORE AND MORE PEOPLE." investment needed and promised. We have moved two locations and upgraded them to sensory experience stores, doubled the level of marketing investment in the brand and invested in people via enhanced training and a broadening of the organisational chart, adding more headcount to provide a better end service internally and externally.” Clearly the move has proved a profitable one with the Australian operations boasting significant growth in a period where other luxury retailers are struggling. B&O’s current offering includes six types of wireless speaker systems, five different television products, 11 speaker offerings, two sound systems, four Bluetooth speaker systems and 10 different headphone types as well as numerous apps and accessories all designed to combine technological excellence with emotional appeal in what the brand itself terms a “sensational design language”. Kipping says he’s unsure how much of the overall revenue the Australasian market accounts for but notes that it is “significant”. While an increased marketing push has helped boost the Australasian coffers, its success is largely due to the introduction of the B&O Play ‘‘on-the-go’’ standalone range of speakers and headphones that since its introduction in 2012 has allowed

consumers access to the brand’s sleek design at a low entry point, he says. “We’re seeing people come in who are in their 20s, buying into the brand. “You can get into a pair of Bang & Olufsen headphones for under $200. Right at the other end of the scale there’s people who have been with the brand for many, many years still purchasing, repeat purchasing, and adding to their existing systems well into their 70s.” In an interview with The Australian newspaper late last year Kipping noted B&O’s current offering was the best brand portfolio it had ever had. “We’ve become a lot more accessible in one sense and a lot more luxurious and exclusive in another... we’re appealing to more and more people.” In April last year the group opened its first Australian sensory store in Melbourne. The next generation store, designed in collaboration with local architects Bates Smarts and the global Bang & Olufsen design team, spans 381sqm and is the fourth largest of its kind globally. Its breakout spaces include a revolving wall where customers can pick and choose their own audio adventure and a dedicated active acoustic zone that allows customers to immerse themselves in the Un i que Luxur y

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brand’s signature sound. The hero of the store occupies almost a quarter of its space and is the largest interactive speaker wall in the country. Kipping says the size in itself is very unusual – both for B&O itself and also the audiovisual world generally. “The 1920s building it is located in provides a nod to our birth heritage of 1925, when it all began in Struer. It is designed to surprise people by bringing a sense of luxury look and feel, as well as experience, to buying television and hi-fi, including a coffee bar area to just sit and take in the ambience of the location. “Turning walls enable a customer to view a number of different television sizes, types and stand positions from a single seat and a loudspeaker wall hides and reveals different types of loudspeaker depending on the customers choice. Finally, a dedicated experience room, with our top end loudspeakers and television combination takes home entertainment to a whole new level of luxury.” This innovative, interactive way of doing business is a world away from the brand’s origins when a young Dane by the name of Svend Olufsen began tinkering with a relatively new piece of wireless technology, now known as a radio transmitter in 1924. A year later he teamed up with fellow engineer, and former classmate, Peter

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Bang and the pair set up a makeshift laboratory in the attic of Olufsen’s ancestral home. The first commercially viable product to bear the B&O name was produced in 1927. Labelled the Eliminator, it enabled a radio to be connected directly to the mains rather than being battery-operated which had been previously the norm. Later that same year the pair moved production to a new, purposebuilt factory just outside the town of Struer, around 350km west of Copenhagen, where Peter concentrated on the technology while Svend dealt with business operations. Having their factory burnt down by pro-Nazi saboteurs unhappy as B&O’s refusal to collaborate with the Germans did little to dissuade the pair who rebuilt and continued to concentrate on quality materials and the application of new technology. Early products included the Five Lamper, a radio in a walnut and maple cabinet that took its aesthetic cues from furniture, a radiogramophone and a tone-film public address system for use in cinemas. In the mid-‘80s the brand entertained plans to develop new mobile phones, MP3 players and recordable hard disk drives but following the global financial crisis of 2008, abandoned these to focus on its traditional strengths of high quality audio and video products.

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It wasn’t until 1990 that the brand opened dedicated B&O stores selling directly to users instead of selling through retailers. In 1997 B&O opened new headquarters in Struer where almost a third of the town are employed by the brand. Affectionately known as 'The Farm', the building covers a total area of 1121 square metres and continues the brand’s unorthodox approach to design. Inspired by the solitary farmhouses typical of the area, the new main building and its courtyard boasts glass floors, staircases, and ceilings as well as an unfettered view of all activities. While numerous high-profile designers including Henning Moldenhawer and Jacob Jensen have put their name to B&O products, the brand prefers to hire designers rather than employing them directly. In addition its pioneering design team only spends two days per month at B&O headquarters and construct initial versions of products out of cardboard, paper, plastic or whatever is at hand. The company believes this approach gives the designers the freedom and flexibility to take a fresh approach to each new product. Yet this fluid approach to work does not translate to the company’s sustainability and corporate social responsibility obligations, these it takes very seriously. Being the producer of audiovisual goods has meant its manufacturing process has always been the subject of much curiosity. To this end each product has a project manager that must sign-off that the product will meet the relevant environmental design standards otherwise the product cannot progress to the next development stage. 124

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In addition, testing is carried out to simulate the dismantling process at the disposal after 15–20 years of use to ensure that the product can actually be separated into the appropriate fractions. This process also generates suggestions for improvement in utilisation of waste products that can be applied to subsequent development projects. As well as consumer products the company also produces business-to-business services, particularly in the area of custom audio-visual installations for car manufacturers, and the service industry. Additionally the company's expertise in aluminium manufacturing is available to other businesses for the production of non-B&O products. Owing to both its aesthetic and durable properties, aluminium has always been the brand’s go-to core material. For this reason the farm boasts its own anodizing department consisting of 50 baths, each with its own function ranging from degreasing and preserving, to staining and sealing. In order to meet its sustainability obligations, the waste water containing remnants of colourants and aluminium is cleaned in an internal cleaning unit before being transported to public utility cleaning facilities. The waste water is neutralised during cleaning. Sludge from the internal cleaning unit is then drained and compacted into filter cakes prior to removal. The aluminium-based sludge is then reused in production processes for concrete. Yet more proof that the B&O design philosophy was built to endure. Text 'BANG' to +61 428 295 774 for more information


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DAVID'S CHAMPAGNE FACTORY

LOCATION: Richmond, VIC | ASPECT: North Easterly | SIZE: 200 m2

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avid’s Champagne Factory is an elegant home that flawlessly fuses historical elegance with contemporary opulence.

Occupying an enviable location in cosmopolitan Richmond, this architecturally-designed, two-level, brick residence was originally constructed in 1898 but has been extensively and sensitively renovated to take on a new life as a light-filled, New York loftstyle apartment. Every effort has been made to ensure its interiors reflect its colonial past with double-height ceilings, marble fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling silk drapes and hand-crafted cornicing just some of the threebedroom, two-bathroom home’s many character features. This sophisticated yet low maintenance theme is continued through the apartment’s modern interior as witnessed in the residence’s striking Poliform kitchen, complete with Miele appliances, as well as via its bespoke, Italian-made wardrobing system with soft closing drawers. 128

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Equally impressive is its modern video intercom security system and reverse-cycle heating and cooling system that ensures all-yearround comfort, irrespective of conditions outside. The perfect place from which to entertain friends, the home has two living zones and, in addition, the title offers scope to construct a private outdoor terrace and/or rooftop garden (STCA). The title also boasts a rare off-street car park. With cityscape views across Swan Street and beyond, David’s Champagne Factory is within sight of many of Melbourne’s leading attractions and is walking distance from the Rod Laver Arena, AAMI Park and Melbourne’s mighty MCG. It is just metres from many of Richmond’s finest eateries and lies just 4km from the Melbourne city centre and 30km from Melbourne International Airport. Contact Janine Lum on +61 419 113 447 or text 'CHAMPAGNE' to +61 428 295 774 for more information


AN ELEGANT URBAN OASIS • Majestic building with architectural significance • Prized cosmopolitan location • Sophisticated interior detailing • Bespoke Calcultta gold marble fireplaces • Video intercom security system • Walk to Rod Laver Arena, the MCG and AAMI Park • 4km to Melbourne CBD • 30km to Melbourne International Airport

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THE MALT DISTRICT LOCATION: Abbotsford, VIC | ASPECT: Most are North facing | SIZE: 58 m2 - 156 m2

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startling vision to transform a landmark manufacturing site into a luxurious urban community comes to fruition in The Malt District, the latest project by Melbourne developers the Caydon Property Group.

early 2019, the interiors in the residential allotments - called Coppins Corner - express a natural, raw, industrial feel as seen in the exposed concrete ceilings, the earthy barley, brown and grey colour palette and the use of stone and timber.

Occupying a prime spot in Melbourne's Cremorne, between Richmond and the Yarra River, this boutique development sensitively blends the rich past of a historically significant malting site with striking modern architecture to create a unique residential and retail precinct sure to inject new flavour into this sought-after community.

With stunning wide oak flooring throughout, the fully-appointed kitchens incorporate stone benches and splashbacks and have European appliances in addition to an integrated dishwasher and soft close drawers. The bathrooms feature custom Rustic Bronze tapware and dark elements introduced into the cabinetry as well as floor-to-ceiling tiles throughout.

Designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects, the group behind MONA in Hobart, the project will be anchored by an assortment of one, two and three-bedroom industrial-style apartments, each of which enjoys a large balcony offering city and river views across landscaped public spaces or out to the ranges beyond.

The Malt District presents a rare opportunity to purchase a unique slice of Melbourne history while enjoying all the creature comforts of 21st century convenience.

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THE PERFECT BLEND OF OLD AND NEW • Architecturally significant site • 1, 2, or 3-bedroom industrial-style apartments • European appliances & exposed concrete ceilings • Rooftop dining with fireplace and library • Health club with steam room, sauna and yoga studio • Close to public transport/cafés/restaurants • Walking distance to CBD, MCG and Arts Centre • 2.6km to Flinders Street Station, 32km to Airport

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CÀSCARA

LOCATION: Brighton, VIC | ASPECT: Northerly | SIZE: 354 m2 - 562 m2

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righton's newest limited-release compendium from the Damgar Property Group presents four individually-crafted residences of the highest quality, possessing a perfect integration of exterior and interior design by award-winning Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, and masterful landscaping by celebrated landscape architect Jack Merlo. Open the doors to a refined lifestyle, forever ready for living. With qualities befitting fine dining and entertaining, discover private rooftop terraces, individual wine cellars and a fully-appointed wine tasting room. Each residence in Càscara delivers complete living, making superb use of open spaces, a seamless flow through the living areas and a state-of-the-art kitchen with butler’s amenity. Enjoy private lifts to the individual rooftop terraces for complete entertaining. Three bedrooms and a study, featuring spacious master suites and ensuited guest bedrooms. Secure, triple side-by-side basement parking with large storage areas and bike racks to accommodate

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an active lifestyle. Càscara is premiere living in Melbourne's premiere beachside location. Sophisticated appointments completing the ultimate retreat. Watch the passage of the day as light streams through the windows, and the sweet air drifts through the gardens. You've come home. Gardens, balconies, roof top. Landscaped for elegance and sophistication. Established plants for immediate satisfaction. Crafted for a beautiful sensory feast whilst minimising maintenance. Càscara invites you to be part of the journey, to invest your heart and soul into the fabric of your home. Your residence should reflect your taste and personality. Càscara is uniquely yours. You deserve this. Contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or text 'CASCARA' to +61 428 295 774 for more information


EXCLUSIVE LUXURY RESIDENCES • Four exclusive luxury town residences • Private rooftop terraces with ocean views • Designed by Jackson Clements Burrows • Refined, sophisticated and bespoke interiors • Contemporary landscape shaped by Jack Merlo • Private thermally-controlled wine rooms • Metres from magnificent Port Phillip Bay • 11kms south of Melbourne’s CBD

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HEDGES AVENUE

LOCATION: Mermaid Beach, QLD | LAND: 607 m2

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ocated on the prestigious beachfront street of Hedges Avenue, Mermaid Beach, this fantastic corner site on 607 sqm is ideal for those seeking to build a beautiful home. Minutes from everything fabulous the region has to offer and only 20 minutes from Gold Coast International Airport this truly is an ideally located piece of land. Magnificent beaches and fabulous surf breaks make Mermaid Beach one of the most desirable locations on the Gold Coast. Contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or Lloyd Donaldson on +61 434 589 999 or text 'HEDGES' to +61 428 295 774 for more information

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MAFNIFICENT OCEANFRONT BLOCK • Exclusive Hedges Avenue address • Prestigious beachfront corner site • Ideal for a luxury beachfront home • One of very few remaining development sites • 20 minutes to Gold Coast International Airport

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ELM COURT LAND

LOCATION: Mount Eliza, VIC | LAND: 1,200 m2 | CONTACT AGENT

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PRESTIGIOUS LAND PARCEL JUST METRES FROM THE WATER'S EDGE Large 1,200m2 north-facing block • Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne skyline views • Metres from the foreshore Private beach access • Sought after established residential community • 46km from Melbourne CBD Town planning permit to build an exclusive double-storey mansion with swimming pool • FIRB appropriate

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With a host of gorgeous beaches and lush, green woodlands teaming with wildlife, the area has become the go-to destination for progressive Melbournian families seeking to immerse themselves in the unique Mediterranean village lifestyle Mt Eliza provides. Offering attractive lifestyle options with wide open spaces, stunning parklands, cosmopolitan village shopping and eateries, it is just a 45-minute drive from the Victorian capital’s thriving CBD. With a host of private and public schools and amenities located nearby, 1A Elm Court offers the perfect opportunity to get a taste of the magnificent Mount Eliza magic that others secretly desire. Contact Janine Lum on +61 419 113 447 or text 'ELMCOURT' to +61 428 295 774 for more information


PORT DOUGLAS

LOCATION: Port Douglas, QLD | LAND: 0.80 ha | EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT OPPORTUNITY Last available beachfront acreage • Spectacular beach access • Perfect site for lifestyle estate Very private 2 acres • Ideal FIRB-approved site • Option to subdivide

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n extremely rare two acres of absolute beachfront land in Port Douglas, perfectly located beside the famous Sea Temple Spa Resort and nearby Palmer Reef Golf Course. This property exudes potential with spectacular beach access and a resort-style setting, creating a magical site to build a large private beachfront lifestyle with the flexibility to subdivide, all just metres from beautiful Four Mile Beach, one of the most pristine stretches of beach in the world. A stunning parcel of land on the doorstep of two famous World Heritage areas, The Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, with Port Douglas being listed No.3 in Australian Traveller Magazine’s list of 100 Best Towns in Australia. Contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or text 'PORTDOUGLAS' to +61 428 295 774 for more information

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KILLALOE

LOCATION: Killaloe, QLD | LAND: 64.7 ha | PRICE: $1.45 million

THE SPIRIT OF KILLALOE Stunning lifestyle block • Elevated, uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea • Highly fertile soils Includes a thriving cane plantation • Abundance of wildlife • Includes pockets of luscious rainforest 10 minutes to the thriving town of Port Douglas

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his bountiful parcel of land is nestled minutes between the thriving resort hub of Port Douglas and the township of Mossman in Far North Queensland. Occupying a highly fertile corner between Colenso Road and Captain Cook Highway, this significant landholding incorporates a thriving cane plantation and expansive elevated views from the ridge to the horizon of the Coral Sea. Pockets of rainforest ensure an abundance of wildlife while unrivalled privacy and a surplus of space affords the very best in rural living. With its potential only limited by imagination, this property boasts opportunity aplenty to construct a fabulous contemporary family home or a relaxing weekender. Contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden on +61 411 144 877 or text 'KILLALOE' to +61 428 295 774 for more information

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OCEANFRONT

LOCATION: South Ballina, NSW | LAND: 24.68 ha | PRICE: $1.6 million

RARE BEACHFRONT ACREAGE - DECEASED ESTATE 61 flat usable acres • Direct beach access to South Ballina Beach • Less than 10 minutes to Ballina A short distance to Byron Bay • Build your dream holiday home • Additional 100 acres available

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his is a rare opportunity to own one of the very few oceanfront acreages in NSW.

Fully-fenced and almost entirely usable, this fantastic block is a blank canvas to build your ‘Unique Estate’ in a truly enviable location. With a direct path to South Ballina Beach, which can also be accessed by 4WD, this amazing location is perfect for the fishing and surfing enthusiast or for anyone who loves the beach lifestyle. Offering 61 acres of mostly flat green pastures, with some rainforest, this beach lot has a wonderful sense of privacy and seclusion yet is extremely easy to access. From this very central location you can be on the Gold Coast in just over an hour or at

Brisbane International Airport in two. The seaside town of Ballina, and its airport, are only 10 minutes away by car ferry (where you can fly to Sydney) and the popular tourist destination of Byron Bay is just a short drive away. This is truly a prize-piece of land with so much potential and there are very limited blocks of its kind in NSW, never mind Australia-wide.

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PINDIMAR GLADES

LOCATION: Pindimar, NSW | LAND: 40 ha

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ocated in the pristine bushland of Pindimar in the Hunter Region lies this impressive landholding primed for development.

Festooned with tea tree groves and exquisite Australian natives, Pindimar Glades is a 40ha vacant block complete with building entitlement. Boasting sea views from an elevated build site, permission is already in place to clear a five acre lot on which to build your ideal lifestyle, holiday or family home. Pindimar Glades is 15 minutes from Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest, with easy access to the water-lovers haven of Port Stephens Bay and more than 20 beaches in the vicinity of Pindimar, 2 hours from the Sydney metropolitan area and a 40 minute drive to the nearest airport in Newcastle. 142

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SECLUDED LIFESTYLE PARADISE • Generous, pristine Australian bushland with approved building entitlement • Expansive sea views from elevated prime building site • 15 minutes from Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest, Myall River, Mungo Brush National Park and 40kms of secluded surf beach • 2 hours from Metropolitan Sydney • 40 minutes from Newcastle and Newcastle Airport

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Being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else

With over 18 years of experience, we offer a fresh, individual and unique approach in the sale, purchase, long term rental or holiday letting of luxury property throughout Australia and overseas. Visit our full portfolio of properties for sale at www.uniqueestates.com.au 1300 911 720 | info@uniqueestates.com.au SYDNEY | MELBOURNE | BRISBANE | PERTH | GOLD COAST | BYRON BAY | HONG KONG

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Fashion WOMeN’s

Bohemia, space and nostalgia dominate the runways this fall winter season.

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or its 71st collection, Christian Dior releases the third season of Maria Chirui, the fashion house’s first female creative director. While last year’s Tudor velvets and houndstooth skirts inhabited some distinctly period elements, Chirui’s fall collection embraces a scarily topical ‘genderless’ brief.

Slingback pump in black suede, 9 cm “Choc” heel - $1,100 Minaudière in engraved aged gold tone metal depicting the astrological signs - $7,800

The taut lines of militaristic trousers and jackets had their own dialogue with leather berets and cross-slung bags, nuances that underscored Chiuri’s manifesto; “I need to speak to the millennials, and understand this generation”. “Dior Tribales” J’Adior earrings in metal with antique gold finish - $630

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The colour blue becomes emblematic of Chiuri’s bold assertion that the genderlessness of these creations is overridden by their fusion with the Dior brand. Critics, powerless to provoke outrage over this departure from the Dior brand of femininity could only agree that the uniformly rich navy blue imposed its own dignity over the collection.

As last October’s ready-to-wear ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ t-shirts showed, she’s prepared to sacrifice old-fashioned femininity to do it. Her Rosie the Riveter boiler suit resonates with a hooded topped silk taffeta, brought into line again by the same rich navy blue. Severe black lines and calf length boots brought military-style chic to a mini-skirt trench coat riff while raincoat tulle dominates a sober nod to the Stockholm Syndrome of a deliriously happy captured Dior brand. Un i que Luxur y

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hanel’s fall winter 2017/18 collection was rocketed deep into space by designer Karl Lagerfeld, who chose Paris Fashion Week to launch an iconic repurposed tweed suit. The lineup of house ambassadors was super stellar - a cosmic match for the setting in the Grand Palais, complete with a 37-metre-high rocket. It included; Vanessa Paradis, Pharrell Williams, Lily-Rose Depp, Cara Delevingne, Caroline deMaigret, Alice Dellal, Bai Bai He, William Chan and Nana Komatsu, the directors Sofia Coppola and Deniz Gamze Ergüven, singer Lily Allen, rapper Skepta, American actress Amandla Stenberg, French actresses Clotilde Hesme, Céline Sallette, Pom Klementieff, Sigrid Bouaziz, Ludivine Sagnier and the dancer Blanca Li.

Grey knitted headband embroidered with rhinestones and faux pearls - $4,080

Fingerless gloves in metallized silver leather - $1,070

They witnessed a spellbinding array of space-casual, combined with deep space formal cuts. Science fiction supervised the transformation of the suit, square shouldered sleeves ravished by zero gravity gilet and fingerless gloves, slim Venusian silhouettes accentuated by tweed, silver and grey. Sequins and iridescent thread took the futurismo further, while reefer jackets and houndstooth threads worn with wide cut trousers and vinyl fantasies made for an earthier counterpoise. Robotics take a hand with rigid lines and high collars, embroidered edges and pearl braids gleaming atop deep frozen satin suits. Accessorised by chevron-branded Boy Chanel bags, clutches by XXL and metallic leather rocket shapes of the fashion house’s Gabrielle bags. 148

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Sequined silver boots (high) with black patent leather toe - $2,210

Minaudiere in silver quilted leather - $5,670


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his collection is Miu Miu madness turned all the way up to the max.

Miuccia Prada opened the collection by justifying all her glittering gall. “It’s about the madness of glamour, in front of an uncertain future,” she said, and then added, “and I am getting really interested in so many kinds of beauty.” The show was a racially inclusive Women’s March against the status quo. Oversized furry baker-boy hats, big-shouldered knit sweaters and skirts hearkened back to the great ‘40s and ’70s. Encrusted letterman details, psychedelic-print tunics and flares, and everywhere you look, twinkling diamantes, on hair clips, necklaces, and totes. Nothing was safe from the paillettes attack.

Heels - $3,320

Seasonal inappropriateness was all part of the madness. There were short dresses, just as there were Dayglo snow mittens and clashing tweed coats.

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Fashion has always been a buffer against harsh reality - think depression-era Hollywood gowns. Ms Prada’s collection, which picks from a hysterically girly high-end dress-up box, holds a diamante-encrusted middle finger up to everything white, male, and sane. ‘The madness of glamour’ may not change things, but the Miu Miu woman knows that a business-as-usual response to the world will get her nowhere, and is completely inappropriate. Un i que Luxur y

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givenchy

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Mini pandora box bag in red leather and pony patchwork - $3,900

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Shark heel sandal in calf leather with silver lock - $1,600

Geometric round earrings with Swarovski crystal - $1,750

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Fall Winter 2017 collection reworks elements that represent the brand's wardrobe in its entirety: from the precise tailoring to the Over the past 12 years, the creative director sharpened the label with embroidered evening dress, the iconic sweatshirt and the daywear an urban edge and a dose of goth punk. But with the announcement fur pieces. of his imminent departure from the label, this collection is both Additionally, each look has a vintage label that indicates the original swan song and Collector’s Edition. season of the revisited look: like a collector's set. So how does the brand commemorate this creative force? Quick The collection will also be available in black and skin, two other answer: red. signature colours of the brand. The collection reinterprets Tisci’s most iconic 27 silhouettes of the Accessories collectors should take note of the launch of Givenchy’s last 12 years in the director’s signature colour. new Infinity accessories line. It’s the first time Tisci has worked Givenchy’s iconic chain with his street chic. The Infinity collection Some are a nod to stand-out prints (animal motifs or borrowed uses the unbreakable chain which runs from the past to the future from religious iconography), embroideries, lace, materials with a and symbolises the strength of the Givenchy family. gothic, romantic, couture or streetwear essence: the 27 women’s silhouettes are entirely clad in red, the shade that embodies the The structured Bucket, the oversized hobo, the seventies-style Givenchy spirit. saddle bag, and the elegant small flap bag all get chained – for the ivenchy Autumn Winter ‘17 collection in Paris was a farewell party and homage to the prince of precision streetwear, Riccardo Tisci.

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rada was a true co-ed runway show. There was something dreamy about it all, like creative director Miuccia Prada had spliced together her coming-of-age memories of 1970s bohemian Italy - mishmash of corduroy, fur and pulp fiction iconography – with highly-loaded shamanistic symbolism of conch shells, feathers and sticks. What we can decipher from the dream? Back stage Ms Prada offered the clue: “I don’t want to be political. Not officially political. I have to slip it in.” In such an autobiographical collection, one looks to the pulp fiction prints for a political agenda. The artwork was pulled from paperback novels of the ‘60s, drawn by renowned illustrator Robert E. McGinnis. His femme fatale Barbarella and Bond girl shtick has been critiqued in the past as a product of a sexist patriarchy.

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But what do we get when we reassess their symbolism in a post Trump context? These other-worldly beauties carry selfprotective guns, which in this political climate, are very much of this world. Adding to the chimerical quality of the collection was its palette of moss, brown, cocoa, mustard yellow and violet - like the collection had been dropped into a nostalgic iPhone filter.

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Unique Charters

A prestigious selection of superyachts available for charter in Australia and Internationally. Whatever escape you desire, we can take you there. For bookings or enquiries, contact charters@uniqueescapes.com

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DE LISLE III

YEAR BUILT: 2008 | LENGTH: 42M/137FT | PRICE: FROM $125,000 USD P/W CRUISING AREAS: SOUTH PACIFIC, FIJI, GOLD COAST, WHITSUNDAYS & GREAT BARRIER REEF

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WHERE THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER Styled with a sophisticated flare • Features every conceivable convenience • Italian marble bathrooms Natural leather and 24 carat gold throughout • Open-air Jacuzzi • Outdoor bar Deck BBQ • Two large indoor lounge areas • Dive gear and fishing equipment

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xplore the jewels of the Great Barrier Reef or venture beyond to one of many stunning Pacific island destinations.

Originally built in 2008 but refitted six years later, this 42-metre Gulf Craft yacht has been styled with a sophisticated flare and features every conceivable convenience you would expect of a charter of this nature.

converted into a cinema. Other sea toys include dive gear and compressor and an extensive range of snorkelling and fishing equipment. Based between Australia and the South Pacific, it is at home among a number of cruising locations, including Fiji, Gold Coast, the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef.

Fitted with Italian marble bathrooms, natural leather and 24-carat Immerse yourself in the azure waters that will surround you, gold fittings throughout, it easily sleeps nine but can accommodate whether it be diving to explore new depths or gliding above it all on up to 12 guests while cruising. De Lisle III’s very own catamaran or top-of-the-line sea kayaks. Fully-equipped to meet any and all ocean-going whims, other onboard features include an open-air jacuzzi, outdoor bar, deck Text Text'ELMCOURT' 'DELISLE' toto+61 +61428 428437 295566 774forformore moreinformation information barbeque and two large indoor lounge areas - one of which can be 158

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DESTINATION

YEAR BUILT: 2003 | LENGTH: 41M/134FT | PRICE: FROM $96,000 USD P/W CRUISING AREAS: MEDITERRANEAN

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hether drifting on a breeze along the French Riviera or anchoring off the island of Capri, this 134ft NZ built yacht is the perfect fit for whatever type of adventure you’re seeking. There can be fewer more luxurious ways to cruise the world in style than aboard this award-winning sloop. Originally constructed by high performance boat specialists Alloy Yachts in 2003, it was eloquently and elaborately refitted in 2012. The generous foredeck offers the perfect place to soak up the sunshine with sun pads, cushions, beanbags and sun awning provided to amplify your sense of relaxation. The transom folds down to expose wide steps and a generous boarding and swim platform, with custom-built ladders to allow for easy entry to the turquoise waters below.

Up to eight guests can be comfortably accommodated in this charter’s four staterooms, the largest of which includes a full beam master with king-size bed and an office - with ocean views – in the event those pressing business matters need to be attended to. With a cruising speed of around 10knts and a maximum speed of 13kts, this is the perfect vessel in which to cruise the Mediterranean. It comes equipped with all the water toys expected of a boat of this calibre, while the crew will be sure to keep the kids entertained with an array of towable toys, snorkelling equipment, wakeboards and kayaks. Text Text'DESTINATION' 'ELMCOURT' toto+61 +61428 428295 437774 566for formore moreinformation information

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YEAR BUILT: 2014 | LENGTH: 36M/118FT | PRICE: FROM $125,000 AUD P/W CRUISING AREAS: SE ASIA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, KIMBERLEY

A FLOATING PALACE The perfect vessel to escape the hustle and bustle • Modern interior finishes • 10kts cruising speed aft deck alfresco dining area • Generous saloon with a large L-shaped leather sofa Built-in spa • Two custom built tenders • Jet-skis, kayaks and surfboards • Snorkelling, diving & fishing equipment

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ell accustomed to traversing only the most picturesque of waters, this sturdy 36m superyacht is equally at home making her way around Australia’s top end as she is exploring Indonesia’s stunning Raja Ampat islands. The perfect vessel to escape the hustle and bustle and explore the untouched corners of South East Asia, she first dipped her toes in the water in 2014 and has been kept busy ever since. With a cruising speed of 10kts but capable of up to 18kts at full throttle, her generous sleeping quarters – which include a master, two VIP cabins and two twin cabins – means she can accommodate up to 10 guests overnight. Her modern interior finish features South American Walnut flooring with high-gloss Ebony inlays that perfectly set off the soft and bright furnishings throughout.

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Her main deck offers plenty of space to entertain with an aft deck alfresco dining area, a generous saloon with a large L-shaped leather sofa, a formal dining area and Chef’s Galley. On the sundeck level, there is plenty of space to relax by the built-in spa, unwind in your choice of sun lounges or eat, drink and be merry in the dining area and bar. Whatever your watersports preference, this yacht will be able to meet all your requests with a full complement of equipment including two custom built tenders, a pair of jet-skis, kayaks and surfboards as well as an array of snorkelling, diving and fishing equipment. Text Text'ELMCOURT' 'PARADISE' to to+61 +61428 428437 295566 774for formore moreinformation information


SAHANA

YEAR BUILT: 2008 | LENGTH: 36M/120FT | PRICE: FROM $100,000 AUD P/W CRUISING AREAS: SYDNEY, GOLD COAST, WHITSUNDAYS & THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

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THE ONLY THING MISSING IS YOU Exquisite styling inside and out • Gyroscopic zero-speed stabilisation Five entertaining areas • State-of-the art audio visual equipment and satellite communications Diving compressor, snorkelling equipment and underwater scooters • Inflatable swimming pool, paddle boards and fishing gear

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oored in the Whitsundays and cruising south to Sydney for the summer, this superyacht is ideal for a unique event or exploring the big blue yonder. This 36-metre yacht was originally built in 2008 but has recently undergone an extensive re-fit, with the result being that the excellent build quality has been further enhanced by exquisite styling inside and out. Gyroscopic zero-speed stabilisation will ensure ultimate comfort whether at sea or anchored off your favourite quay. Entertain your guests in style with five entertaining areas including a full beam main saloon and a sundeck complete with lounges. You will also have access to state-of-the art audio visual equipment and satellite communications wherever you are onboard. The full beam master cabin is on the main deck, whilst below there are two double VIPs and one twin cabin which means there

is ample room for up to eight guests to spend the night. It has a cruising speed of around 10kts with room to accommodate around 70 guests for one-off corporate events or when playing host for friends and family. The ideal charter for those who enjoy diving, this luxury Oceanfast yacht comes complete with full dive setup including compressor, snorkelling equipment and underwater scooters from which to enjoy the underwater world. For those who enjoy a more sedentary lifestyle there are a range of water toys onboard including two stand up paddle boards, a 7m x 5m inflatable swimming pool and comprehensive fishing equipment for trolling or bottom fishing. Text Text'ELMCOURT' 'SAHANA' toto+61 +61428 428437 295566 774for formore moreinformation information

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GHOST 8

YEAR BUILT: 2008 | LENGTH: 26M/87FT | PRICE: FROM $60,000 AUD P/W CRUISING AREAS: SYDNEY, GOLD COAST & WHITSUNDAYS

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uilt by Warren Yachts, this versatile, 26 metre yacht has been crafted with attention to every detail.

Based out of Sydney Harbour but easily able to navigate its way to The Whitsundays and beyond, this sleek and sophisticated yacht is the perfect option when it comes to cruising the eastern seaboard with family or friends, or hosting corporate functions around the Sydney’s numerous secluded bays. Constructed in 2008, it has a versatile sleeping zone with a master, one VIP, one twin and one double cabin, allowing up to eight guests to stay overnight. Alternatively, it can comfortably accommodate up to 36 guests when cruising or checking out the 162

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New Year’s Eve fireworks or other events hosted on the harbour. With open-plan living and a retractable ceiling in the master saloon, the main deck integrates the dining, saloon and front deck into one cavernous entertaining area. This yacht also has a tender available upon request for beach drop offs or trips ashore while a range of water toys – including water skis, donut and knee board - are also included as standard with this charter. Text Text 'ELMCOURT' 'GHOST' to to +61 +61 428 428 437 295 566 774 forfor more more information information


GHOST II

YEAR BUILT: 2016 | LENGTH: 37M/122FT | PRICE: FROM $125,000 USD P/W CRUISING AREAS: SYDNEY & WHITSUNDAYS

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OPULENCE ON THE OCEAN Able to cater for up to 100 guests • Sundeck with spa, lounge space and full-service bar • 17kts top speed Bang & Olufsen entertainment system • Large dining area Jet-skis, seabobs, kayaks, stand up paddle boards • 36ft chase boat for trips ashore

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his newly launched Majesty superyacht has been custom-built exclusively for the Australian charter industry. Standing 37 metres from bow to stern, however, its versatility in comparison to its size is unmatched in any market.

Olufsen entertainment system which also helps deliver superior sound for the charters range of in-house movies and cable TV options. For those who prefer connectivity on and offshore, superfast Wi-Fi is also onboard.

Able to cater for up to 100 guests for a corporate function or private event, it can also house up to 12 guests overnight in one of its five cleverly crafted state rooms.

For the thrill-seekers reluctant to while away their hours indulging on the sun-drenched decks, this charter also features a range of water sports equipment including jet-skis, seabobs, kayaks, standup paddle boards and towable toys.

The sundeck provides the perfect place to retreat with a spa, plenty of lounge space and a full-service bar. The main saloon is an There is even an option to access the 36ft chase boat to help get you and your guests ashore in style. entertainer’s delight with a spacious lounge area and dining table that seats up to a dozen of your nearest and dearest. The charter has a state-of-the-art audio visual system operating throughout, courtesy of this superyacht’s impressive Bang &

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Narringa Ridgeview - Skinners Shoot, Byron Bay hinterland, NSW

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LE PARADIS SLEEPS 8 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN | 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN PEAK SEASON | FROM $1,300 PER NIGHT

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e Paradis is a unique, boutique, French-style manor house of significant proportions that is set amidst 3 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with superb views of the coast and rural escarpment. It also offers a floodlit synthetic championship tennis court plus a large, private, in-ground tiled pool with pavilion. Le Paradis boasts accommodation perfect for two-three families traveling together or a group of couples. This property will meet the most fastidious expectations and, at the same time, evoke an atmosphere of comfort and warmth that is reminiscent of yester-year. This thoughtfully-considered home is a luxurious sanctuary, with an atmosphere of elegance and refinement that far exceeds that of a mere hotel room and includes truly superior beds. The interior is a combination of Hamptons and French Provincial styling. Enjoy

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the comprehensive Chef’s kitchen while taking in panoramic rural and ocean views. Alternatively, gourmet catering can be arranged upon request. At Le Paradis we’ve also created a beautiful pavilion to cater for the special and varied needs of our guests. You’ll love its timbered cathedral ceilings, concertina windows and luxurious pillars that envelope its banquet areas, and take advantage of the opportunity to simply relax in peace and solitude. Le Paradis is a truly reviving and memorable holiday experience.

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STUNNING BOUTIQUE FRENCH MANOR WITH OCEAN VIEWS • Multi-million dollar Limestone mansion • 4-bedroom main house • 4 open fireplaces • 1-bedroom renovated cottage (additional fees apply, available from summer 2017) • 3-bedroom guesthouse (additional fees apply) • Comprehensive Chef's kitchen • Outdoor entertainment area • Dishwasher, espresso machine & steam oven • Butler's pantry with microwave oven and independent wine fridge • Expansive panoramic ocean views • Opulent pool and marble pool area with rural and ocean views • Cantilever pool umbrellas with upholstered sun lounges • Independent pool house with outdoor sink • Full-size championship tennis court • 10 – 15 minutes from beaches and restaurants

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HILLVIEW HOMESTEAD SLEEPS 12 GUESTS | 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN PEAK SEASON | FROM $900 PER NIGHT

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illview Homestead, circa 1905, is a magnificent historical residence situated on an original Dairy Farm in the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland. The large swimming pool/spa is surrounded by a spectacular backdrop of mountains and heritage listed national parks. The kitchen is an entertainer’s delight, spacious and well-equipped with two ovens, two dishwashers, butlers pantry & coffee machine. The formal dining table will seat 12 guests comfortably or dine alfresco overlooking the mountains and pool. The home features two separate living/dining areas as well as a casual entertainment/ garage space. The formal lounge/library with antique piano enjoys the ambience of the Jetmaster double fireplace. Wi-Fi, a BOSE sound system, three flat screen TV’s and an iPod docking station complete the technology requirements. Hillview Homestead is perfectly poised to enjoy expansive valley/mountain views and breezes.

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Take a 35 minute bike ride to the beach, have a surf/coffee and then cool down in solitude by the pool. A short drive over Tomewin mountain (20 minutes) into the Tweed Valley opens a world of art galleries and organic gourmet dining options. Byron Bay and the delights of Bangalow are a mere 45 minute scenic drive away. Hillview Homestead is one of a kind, a snapshot of yesteryear with a modern twist. A perfect escape from reality, to retreat and relax, but close enough to enjoy the world class beaches and fine dining the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers offers. This is also an exceptional wedding & event venue. The venue hire fee will range from $2,500 – $5,000 depending on the size of your event and you will need to book the house for a minimum of three nights at $1,000 per night. Text 'HILLVIEW' to +61 428 437 566 for more information


EXPANSIVE CURRUMBIN HOME • 10 metre pool & large spa • Outdoor fire-pit • 12 minutes to the beach • Expansive bi-fold doors for natural breezeway • 4 car spaces • Jetmaster 2-sided fireplace • Sunken bathtub • Extensive Currumbin Creek frontage • Mountain & countryside views • Children's cubby house • Access to private cottage • Spring-free trampoline • Table tennis, sea kayaks, kids bikes & toys • Extensive library, Wi-Fi, Cable TV & Foxtel • 5 metre high ceilings • Polished black-butt floors

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NARRINGA RIDGEVIEW SLEEPS 10 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN | 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN PEAK SEASON | FROM $1,050 PER NIGHT

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uperbly located, Narringa Ridgeview is only a five minute drive from Byron Bay township and beach. Completed in January 2017 and architecturally-designed, the home truly wants for nothing. The convenience of town and beach so close, is complemented by sprawling acres of manicured lawns, countryside & rainforest views. The grounds comprise of a full-sized tennis court, rugby oval, expansive pool and a spa. Inside the home there are four master bedrooms all with king beds that can be split, as well as stunning ensuites. Narringa Ridgeview enjoys open-plan living and dining, as well as a well-appointed and fully-equipped kitchen fitted with top-of-the-line new appliances. The living room is comfortable with a gas fireplace

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for the winter months. The indoor/outdoor entertaining area looks beyond to the pool and facilities so that no matter where you are in the home you can feel part of the action. There is reverse-cycle air-conditioning throughout as well as ceiling fans, sonos and Wi-Fi throughout. The dining table in the TV room cleverly becomes a pool table. Narringa Ridgeview is just the perfect family holiday home with activities for everyone to enjoy. Text 'NARRINGA' to +61 428 437 566 for more information


ARCHITECTURALLY-DESIGNED RETREAT • Tennis court and rugby field • Private expansive pool • Spa • 100 acre property with 10 acres of pristine rainforest & abundant Australian wildlife • 5 minute drive to Byron Bay town centre • Gas grill BBQ • Air-conditioning and fans throughout • Gas fireplace • Large outdoor entertaining area • Pool table

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SEAVIEW SANCTUARY SLEEPS 8 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN | FROM $1,050 PER NIGHT | 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN PEAK SEASON

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his architecturally-designed, award-winning home is located in the highly desirable ‘Golden Grid’ of central Byron and within walking distance to shops and the beach. It consists of five bedrooms, two living rooms, three bathrooms and features an open-plan living and dining. A fully-equipped, wellappointed kitchen fitted with modern appliances and an outdoor entertaining area with private solar-heated pool complete the living spaces. There is also an outdoor hot/cold shower. The living room on the upper floor has a projection screen for home movie entertainment and you can also enjoy stunning ocean and mountain views from the adjoining deck. Text 'SEAVIEW' to +61 428 437 566 for more information

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AWARD-WINNING HOME IN THE HEART OF BYRON BAY • Ocean and mountain views • Open-plan living and dining • Private pool • Outdoor hot and cold shower • BBQ and outdoor dining • Media room with projector and sound system • Bluetooth system and smart TV • Laundry facilities (washing machine, dryer) • Ironing facilities • Wi-Fi • Reversed-cycle air-conditioning • Carport for four cars

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CASA DE MARE SLEEPS 10 GUESTS | 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN PEAK SEASON | FROM $750 PER NIGHT

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asa de Mare is a spacious two-storey home enjoying absolute Tallow Beach frontage. Just a stroll from the backyard on a rainforest track and your toes will be in the sand. The home is situated on a quiet street just a 10 minute stroll to the Suffolk Park shops and 10 minutes drive to the action of Byron Bay.

The master bedroom is upstairs and has a king bed, airconditioning, TV and ensuite which leads out onto the top balcony area. There is a second master bedroom downstairs with queensize bed, ensuite and direct access to the games area & garden. Both master bedrooms have ensuites, TV’s and are air-conditioned.

The heart of the home is upstairs and looks out to the spacious entertaining area and down onto the garden. You can hear the ocean from every room in the house. The Casa de Mare kitchen is a dream for anyone that loves to cook with ample preparation areas, adjoining the air-conditioned living room and opens through a servery onto the back deck and BBQ area. There is a large dining table on the veranda and two large luscious day beds.

Downstairs offers an additional two bedrooms that are both ideal for children. One cosy room with single bunk beds, the other spacious room with a double bed bunk with single on top and separate single bed. There is also a trundle bed which can be set-up for an extra child if needed.

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BEACHFRONT SUFFOLK HOME • Ideal for two families • Direct beach access • Expansive balcony • Outdoor entertaining area • Games area with ping pong table • Bose surround sound system for music & TV • BBQ & outdoor day bed • Fully-equipped kitchen • 2 bedrooms with ensuites • Outdoor shower (hot & cold) • Laundry facilities • Wi-Fi and study nook • Reverse-cycle air-conditioning • Remote control double garage

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BODH GAYA SLEEPS 10 ADULTS + 4 CHILDREN | 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN PEAK SEASON | FROM $1,250 PER NIGHT

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rchitecturally inspiring, this home is truly stunning in the traditional Byron Bay style inside and out. Bodh Gaya, meaning a place of enlightenment. From the moment you enter, you will feel like you are on holiday.

bathroom and kitchenette. Equipped with Wi-Fi, the home has ample private covered areas to relax or take in the sun on its green lawns, this is all set amongst a stunning landscape that surrounds the whole home and sets the mood the moment you enter Bodh Gaya.

The main house, where each of the four bedrooms features a private deck opening onto luscious tropical gardens. The spacious open-plan living, dining and fully-equipped kitchen area is an oasis in itself that leads, via French doors, onto an amazing sheltered deck for all occasions, which then overlooks the green backyard and large solar-heated pool.

The convenience of Bodh Gaya’s location, allows you to walk to everything that Byron Bay offers and appreciate the beauty of the Old Byron Town precinct. Bodh Gaya is a place that is truly designed to instantly set the scene for you and your family or guests to relax with a natural breeze throughout, that you will not want to leave.

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A PLACE OF ENLIGHTENMENT • Solar-heated pool • Luscious tropical gardens • Architecturally inspiring • Beach luxe style • Wireless internet • Foxtel/DVD • Wide wrapping veranda • Well-equipped kitchen • Indoor & outdoor dining areas • Landscaped gardens & lush green lawns

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BATH HOUSE SLEEPS 16 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN | 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN PEAK SEASON | FROM $1,250 PER NIGHT

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ath House is a luxurious, newly restored, 8-bedroom villa which can comfortably sleep up to 18 (if the group includes children). This beautifully presented property is in walking distance to shops and restaurants yet set on an acre of land and gardens so offers the perfect blend of a rural yet accessible holiday accommodation. The property is complete with outdoor and indoor entertaining areas for up to 18 people. Guests can enjoy the stunning outdoors, which includes picnic grounds and a playground for the kids (or just the young at heart) and make use of the stone outdoor pizza stove/ fireplace and Summit Weber gas BBQ. Unwind or get active in the 15 metre lap pool and two mosaic hot spas. Take a stroll around the landscaped gardens, and take a pick from the thriving, year round orchard and vegetable patch. There is really no need to drive anywhere and most of our guests rarely 178

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leave the property as all is available onsite and in the same street. The property provides all state-of-the-art, modern conveniences such as a gourmet kitchen with onyx bench tops and three bathrooms. Original teak floorboards flow throughout the combined living/dining area, and all bedrooms have plush carpet and robes. In the main living area, the Oblica Pot Belly Stove fire creates a cosy atmosphere on those cold winter nights and timber is supplied for your convenience. Onsite wellness facilities with state-of-the-art treatments such as ‘Vichy’ vertical massage, steam room, Roger Sellers sauna, scrub table and ‘Aqva’ Lumbar Jacuzzi. Text 'BATHHOUSE' to +61 428 437 566 for more information


STYLISH HOME IN THE HEART OF NEWRYBAR • Directly across from the award winning Harvest Café in Newrybar • Extensive orchard & vegetable gardens • Spacious decks & grounds • Gourmet designer kitchen & BBQ • Free high speed NBN Wi-Fi • Outdoor dining and stone pizza stove/fireplace • Original General Store Circa 1880 • Indoor pot belly stove fire with supplied timber • Sonos stream speakers

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The stunning view from Selong Selo

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It is home to the second highest mountain peak in Indonesia and the scene of some of the largest surf breaks on the planet, but Australians are discovering there is much more to Lombok than meets the eye, as Unique Luxury reveals.

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epending on who you believe, Lombok is an island of many faces. With descriptors ranging from the “Phuket of 30 years ago” to Bali’s “better looking sister”, the island that lies east of Indonesia’s most populous tourist spot is rapidly gaining a reputation as the go-to destination for unspoiled tropical beauty.

As most fly-in fly-out Western Australian workers can attest, the most developed tourism area of the island is on the west coast of where it is centred around the township of Senggigi – along an area which stretches out along several kilometres of the beachfront just to the north of Mataram.

Covering around 4,725 km2 in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Lombok is a small island that spans 80 kilometres from its northern point to its most southern point. Its most prominent feature is Mt Rinjani, an active volcano that dominates the landscape, rising 3,726 metres above sea level.

The site was the scene of a building frenzy in the late 1990s when Lombok was being heavily touted as the next big Indonesian destination. However, race riots, together with the 2002 and 2005 Bali bombings and the 2007/08 global financial crisis dealt Senggigi a severe blow, with many construction projects halted and tourists severely impacted.

Just three hours and 40 minutes flying time from Perth, two hours 30 minutes from Singapore, or just 30 minutes from Bali, Lombok boasts a climate that seldom sees temperatures above 33C or below 21C. Which perhaps goes some of the way to explaining why around 3.1 million Indonesians and an increasing number of ex-pat Australians now call it home. Despite an increasingly modern society, Lombok is one of the few places frequented by tourists that has managed to retain much of its authentic history and indigenous culture. About 85 percent of the 3.1 million population of Lombok are Sasak, a people closely related to the Balinese. Famed for its beautiful, largely deserted, white sandy beaches, unspoiled rainforest, rich biodiversity, diverse marine life, enviable diving, surfing and snorkelling spots and cascading waterfalls, Lombok is also home to Namada Park. Lying just 10km east of the capital, Mataram, the park was originally a relaxation compound for the king but is now open to the public. Featuring a traditional Hindu temple and swimming pool, it’s biggest drawcard is a unique water feature known as the 'youth fountain' which is said to grant long life to anyone who drinks the water. There is, however, much more to Lombok than initial impressions would suggest.

In recent years things have once again started to take off. A 2015 report produced by Horwath Hotel Tourism & Leisure showed that, overall, the growth in tourism arrivals to Lombok has been solid, from a low of under 400,000 in 2004 to about 1.6 million in 2014. The same report noted that together with Malaysia, Australia was among the top feeder markets for Lombok, accounting for 25 percent of all guest arrivals on the island. The Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) credits the opening of Lombok International Airport in 2011 as the reason the island has registered a 200 percent average increase in visitors. Inhabitants of the island have also benefited from the influx through the creation of jobs while the development has also prompted new infrastructure in the form of roads and power plants. In order to put this effort into meeting its goal of attracting around 20 million foreign holiday makers by the year 2020, the Indonesian government also introduced a visa-free tourism policy which covered inbound travellers coming from more than 100 different countries. Clearance approval was also eliminated for yachts entering the Indonesian territory and the cabotage policy was deregulated for international cruise ships. Interior Designer Ros Hemley, the creative director of Burleigh Heads headquartered design firm The Interior Space is a regular visitor to Lombok.

"DESPITE AN INCREASINGLY MODERN SOCIETY, LOMBOK IS ONE OF THE FEW PLACES FREQUENTED BY TOURISTS THAT HAS MANAGED TO RETAIN MUCH OF ITS AUTHENTIC HISTORY AND INDIGENOUS CULTURE."

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She first began visiting for design projects several years ago and was eventually prompted to open an Indonesian arm of her business and attained ex-pat status. Ros says when she first visited Lombok she found herself captivated by the raw beauty of the island.

natural beauty and the customary hospitality of its residents. Already home to an expansive community of affluent ex-pat Australians, investment on the island, particularly on the more affluent southern tip is booming.

“Colours have such clarity and the views are breath-taking. Having spent a lot of time in Bali, I immediately felt like I had stepped back in time.”

Wary of the mistakes made by Bali in opening the doors to tourist hordes but conscious that the same growth potential exists for Lombok, the Indonesian government has been open about the fact it is determined to handle progress carefully.

Ros says while Lombok is as equally beautiful as Bali, it is less developed, which many feel is a refreshing change, she says.

Viewing sustainable tourism as the way forward, it has developed an eco-economy master plan and promised funding to market it.

“The architecture comes alive with the gilding and colours of the mosques, traditional fabrics in rich weaves and prints adorn the outfits of the women as they pass by. Market places are seen by the roadside with all on offer from fruits to Ikat or woven baskets. It is common to witness locals travelling in horse and cart.

As a result, there are a number of both private and governmentbacked resort projects being constructed in Lombok.

“I have been impressed with the way in which people in third world cultures have a sense of happiness and their strong belief system seems to give them a depth that is difficult to conceptualise. It is better to experience this and I am sure that is why Lombok is fast becoming an important destination on the experiential travel calendar of those in the know.” But it seems it’s not just tourists who are being lured by the island’s

By far the largest and most impressive is the development of the new US$3 billion Mandalika Resort in Kuta Bay, South Lombok which the ITDC head of investment and marketing Ricky Baheramsjah says is a major driving in increasing land values on the island. The project, thought to be the largest of its kind in South East Asia, will see the development of a number of luxury hotels, a yacht marina, golf courses, water theme parks and a Moto GP race track. More than 10,000 hotel rooms and 1,500 residential units will be built, the vast majority of which are expected to be operational by the end of 2018.

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Construction of the Pullman Hotel is already underway with Club Med, Royal Tulip, Paramount Hotels and X2 Resorts all due to start building before the end of the year. Supporting infrastructure planned for the Mandalika Resort area includes facilities for reverse osmosis, solar cells, water and waste treatment plan, accessibility support, ports and a marina, tourism school, places of worship, offices, roads and bridges, water irrigation, electricity, gas, and ICT. To support the vision of the Mandalika development, an internal transportation system is also being touted. The electric train will be the alternative for an eco-friendly transportation solution. Embracing the natural setting, there will be a cable car for public recreational transport. Another new addition to South Lombok is Selong Selo Residences, a premium residential villa community being built 30 minutes’ drive from Kuta. Located on a hillside overlooking Selong Belanak Bay in a more remote part of the island, it is the brainchild of two Australians – investment bankers Andrew Corkery and James Nash - and offers residents a complete resort-style experience with access to high-end facilities including a gym, kid’s club, restaurants, spa, swimming pool and tennis court as well as 24-hour security, an in-house chef, butler and activity centre.

Comprising 65 private residential villas, investors can choose to purchase sub-divided plots or fully-furnished turnkey villas that come with two or three-bedrooms and around 2,443 square feet of living space. Due for completion in 2020, the developers are taking the property's green credentials seriously, employing the head of green infrastructure developer IDPM, to oversee how best to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In line with its sustainable development model, the development will use green building materials, including European-engineered timber. In fact, the Selong Selo Group is implementing the integration of advanced solar and water treatment technologies across all aspects of the development, enabling the entire complex to subsist on a microgrid. When complete, the resort will include high-efficiency air-conditioning, LED lighting and smart whitegoods that can be controlled remotely. In addition to this, the project founders have also put their money where their mouth is, making a commitment to partner with the local South Lombok community to improve the living conditions of locals, preserve the environment, employ locally and aid the education of local children. Text 'LOMBOK' to +61 428 295 774 for more information

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FRIDAY SABAI SLEEPS 10 ADULTS + 4 CHILDREN | 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN PEAK SEASON | FROM $950 PER NIGHT

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et in the heart of the Byron hinterland, Friday Sabai is a fivebedroom, three-bathroom home with a separate two-bedroom cottage that offers a level of luxury whose stunning aesthetic is duly matched by the breathtaking beauty of its hinterland surrounds. It is nestled on five private acres with a 400 metre creek frontage and offers a private and peaceful getaway for guests. This entertainer's delight has been specifically designed for modern contemporary living with state-of-the-art touch screen, automated, infinity-edge concrete pool, with gas heated spa, combustion fireplace for the winter months and crisp surround sound entertainment system.

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The home’s inviting master bedroom comes complete with ensuite and outdoor shower while its well-appointed kitchen has been thoughtfully and cleverly created around the exacting requirements of the home-based chef, boasting a Belling industrial double oven, concrete and Essa stone workbenches and phenomenal polished concrete floors. The retreat’s separate guesthouse is a great escape, boasting two generous bedrooms with ensuites. There is space to stretch out and unwind while enjoying all that this beautiful region has to offer. Text 'FRIDAYSABAI' to +61 428 437 566 for more information


AN ENVIABLE COUNTRY RETREAT THAT WILL EXCITE & INSPIRE • Infinity-edge pool • Heated spa • Combustion fireplace • Well-appointed chef’s kitchen • Separate 2-bedroom guest accommodation with ensuite • Enticing hinterland vistas • 5 private acres with creek frontage • Surround sound entertainment system • Outdoor shower • Fire-pit

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Tintenbar, Byron Bay hinterland, NSW

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PAVILION 2 @ BROKEN HEAD

SLEEPS 8 ADULTS + 3 CHILDREN IF REQUIRED | FROM $800 PER NIGHT 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN PEAK SEASON

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estled into the beachfront rainforest, this pavilion-style home is a private and secure retreat. Listen to the surf and smell the salt as you hideaway in the sand dunes or in the privacy of your own home with private pool. The house consists of a series of interconnected, open-plan pavilions, incorporating extensive living areas and decks which are set amongst a lush, rainforest-inspired and private native garden.

Successfully blending the inside with the outside, there is extensive use of timber, stone and glass. This, mixed with the interior palette of creams, whites and earthy pastels, creates an idyllic luxury atmosphere that integrates seamlessly with the natural environment. 188

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Pavilion 2 @ Broken Head is perfect for private beach weddings. Realise your dream of being married at a private ceremony on a secluded beach from sunrise to sunset then walk back up the path through the beachfront rainforest to the reception. Enjoy the benefits of the well-appointed kitchen to celebrate your marriage or alternatively you may prefer to organise caterers. The dining table can be extended to seat up to 20 guests or you may prefer to serve finger food on the deck, the lawn or the living area. Text 'PAVILION2' to +61 428 437 566 for more information


BEACHFRONT LUXURY WITH A POOL • Stainless steel BBQ • Short walk to the beach through the rainforest • Wireless internet • Ducted air-conditioning • Outdoor bath in main ensuite • 2 car lock-up garage • Integrated sound system throughout • Adjoins another holiday property • Perfect small wedding venue

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BROKEN RIDGE SLEEPS 8 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN | 2 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, 5-7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN PEAK SEASON | FROM $650 PER NIGHT

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deal for families or groups wanting space to stretch out, this immaculate home is in an exclusive, 13-lot, secure community, centrally-located to all of the best townships in the Byron Shire. The polished concrete & roasted Black-butt timber floors, high living area ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass panels and modern appliances all contribute to the light-filled, fresh feeling of this coastal retreat. The central hub of the home is the open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, where you can enjoy views from every angle out to the manicured gardens and pool beyond, large sliding glass doors to the covered entertaining deck create a seamless indoor/outdoor space. The chef of the group will appreciate the well-equipped

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kitchen including a gas stove, double fridge-freezer and ample stone bench space. There is a separate rumpus room for the kids to enjoy in between time spent in the pool and running around the large green lawns. Whether it’s a cosy winter getaway or a sunny summer holiday that you are looking for, Broken Ridge is the perfect base from which to explore this diverse region and to enjoy the company of your friends and family. Text 'BROKENRIDGE' to +61 428 437 566 for more information


CONTEMPORARY COASTAL RETREAT • Architecturally-designed • Constructed for maximum natural ventilation, capturing north easterly sea breezes • Light and airy living space • Wood fireplace for the winter months • Rumpus room for the kids • Floor-to-ceiling glass windows & doors in the living area • Contemporary design with lots of light • Deep luxurious bath tub in main bathroom • Wi-Fi & Smart TV's with Netflix (including one in rumpus room) • Bose sound system with iPad and Bluetooth connectivity • Over an acre of manicured grounds to enjoy • Large saltwater pool • Covered deck for outdoor entertaining • Minutes to Broken Head Beach

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42BYRON SLEEPS 8 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN | 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN PEAK SEASON | FROM $800 PER NIGHT

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Byron is a beautifully-designed and newly-built two-storey home, occupying a prime location with ocean glimpses and views over Arakwal National Park. It is only a very short stroll from one of the best cafés in Byron Bay – The Top Shop, where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch and coffee. Situated in a cul-desac in a quiet neighbourhood only five minutes walk to the beach. This house was designed to allow plenty of daylight and air ventilation and it offers four lovely bedrooms and three bathrooms. Upstairs, sleeping and living are all on one level, linked by a seamless, cool, polished concrete floor. A fully-equipped kitchen features large concrete top island benches, bar stools, dishwasher, two ovens and a gas cooktop. The open-plan living room enjoys a combustion fireplace for winter months and a large smart TV with surround sound system. It opens

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out at each end onto expansive timber decks and walkways. Relax in Mexican hammocks on the deck or watch the sun come up over the treetops. The west kitchen deck, with Weber BBQ, is nestled into a sub-tropical, jungle-style garden with stairs leading to rear laneway access and Top Shop Café. Downstairs is all about chilling out in the cool activity room. It has an outdoor shower and wet area for beach gear and surfboards. There are beanbags to lounge around on and a hidden second TV with Sony Playstation 4 as well as a fully-equipped laundry, bar fridge, fourth toilet and sofa bed. Live like a local in central Byron in this beautiful tropical home. Text '42BYRON' to +61 428 437 566 for more information


AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY HOME IN CENTRAL BYRON • Excellent location • Fully-equipped and well-appointed kitchen • Open-plan living • Reverse-cycle air-conditioning and Haiku fans throughout • Ocean glimpses and views over Arakwal National Park • Expansive timber decks • Outdoor shower • Downstairs yoga / TV + PS4 room • Combustion fireplace for winter months • Fly screens on all windows • Sub-tropical native gardens • Hammocks, Weber BBQ, Wi-Fi & Netflix • Appelles shower toiletries • Laundry • Off-street parking

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BYRON'S BRAE SLEEPS 10 GUESTS | 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN PEAK SEASON | FROM $850 PER NIGHT

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yron’s Brae is a magnificent property situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a beautiful pocket of Possum Creek in the Byron Bay hinterland. The 7.5 acre parcel of land boasts breathtaking views of the rolling hills that surround it. The five-bedroom main house takes full advantage of the views with large picture windows and over-sized sliding doors. The central living area, combining a spacious lounge, separate dining area and well-equipped kitchen, opens on to a large entertaining deck to provide seamless indoor/outdoor living. Beside the main house, taking full advantage of the northerly aspect, is a stunning pool area with built-in day beds and a

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large entertaining pool house with six metre bi-fold doors and wide windows, a full stainless steel BBQ, wine fridge, bar fridge, dishwasher, TV and extensive seating. Beside the pool house is a fire-pit overlooking the majestic view, perfect for late afternoons with friends. Byron’s Brae is only seven minutes from the unique town of Bangalow and only 15 minutes from the beach at Byron Bay.

Text 'BRAE' to +61 428 437 566 for more information


A PLACE YOU'LL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE • Private & peaceful country outlook • Short scenic drive to Byron Bay and Bangalow • Wood burning fireplace and outdoor fire-pit • Wi-Fi & Foxtel • Ceiling fans • Pool and large BBQ pool house with incredible views • TV & DVD in every bedroom with over 100 DVD titles

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PICADILLY HOUSE SLEEPS 12 ADULTS + 4 CHILDREN IF REQUIRED | FROM $3,500 PER NIGHT | 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY

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icadilly House is a European-inspired architectural masterpiece that offers luxury accommodation on a truly grand scale. This vast home is set on five acres overlooking a valley and out to the Pacific Ocean, whilst being just 12 minutes to Byron Bay and its array of beautiful beaches. Sitting between a main wing and a guest wing, a breathtaking infinity-edge swimming pool with heated spa frames the ocean’s horizon. Each wing can accommodate a large family with their own private space to retreat to when not mixing in the central entertainment areas. The main wing contains a kitchen, living and dining room boasting an 18 person dining table, 9 metre high ceilings, a large stone fireplace and connection to north east facing patio with outdoor fireplace and barbecue. There is also a wind protected courtyard

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featuring a cooking fireplace under a wisteria adorned pergola. An elevated master bedroom with its own romantic fireplace connects to a private balcony and an outdoor shower overlooking the valley below. There is also a large master bathroom featuring a bathtub looking through a Juliet balcony. For long stay guests, an exquisite dressing room full of recycled shelving for him and her will impress. The main wing also contains a further three bedrooms and a commercial scale laundry. The guest wing contains a master bedroom with walk-in robe and an ensuite overlooking the pool, plus a bunkroom with four beds. There is also a rumpus room with a bar and pool table, plus a guest wing laundry. Text 'PICADILLY' to +61 428 437 566 for more information


A EUROPEAN-INSPIRED ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE • Suits 2 families perfectly in separate main & guest wings • Hinterland setting just 12 minutes to Byron Bay town centre • Uninterrupted rural and ocean views • Expansive saltwater pool with heated spa • Fully-restored 1963 Airstream Caravan • Multiple outdoor entertaining areas • Indoor and outdoor fireplaces • Outdoor fire-pit • Bar and rumpus room with pool table • Extensive gardens and children’s tree house • NBN wireless internet • All upstairs bedrooms fully air-conditioned • Downstairs bedrooms with ceiling fans and cleverly designed to capture the sea breeze

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AMILEKA SLEEPS 10 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN | 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN PEAK SEASON | FROM $1,500 PER NIGHT

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et on 25 acres near the quaint village of Federal, Amileka is a unique and contemporary home that is truly one of a kind. Amileka offers space and privacy whilst being only a 20-25 minute scenic drive to the centre of Byron Bay. Designed without compromise with robust innovative detailing, Amileka retains comfort and luxury whilst capturing some of the most breathtaking hinterland views. The indoor and outdoor spaces have equal importance and connect seamlessly. Large expansive living areas take in the valley views and overlook the 18x5m fully-tiled in-ground pool. There is an open fire, a sunken lounge and a fantastic indoor/outdoor entertaining area with built-in BBQ. There is also a fire-pit on the

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northern lawn overlooking the pool. The kitchen is divided into two sections, one being minimalist, sleek and melding perfectly into the living areas. There are five bedrooms, the master bedroom with sunken tub, expansive wet area, two shower heads and amazing views. Amileka won the 2008 Architecture Award from the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Country Division as well as the Best Property Australia in the 2009 CNBC International Property Awards, making it a truly unique holiday destination. Text 'AMILEKA' to +61 428 437 566 for more information


AWARD-WINNING CONTEMPORARY HOME • Breathtaking hinterland views • Outdoor entertaining area with BBQ • Comfortable media room • Large living areas • Expansive pool and spa • Private & secluded • Open fireplace and outdoor fire-pit • Separate renovated bales available

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A TRANQUIL PRIVATE PARADISE Private expansive pool • 100 acre property with 10 acres of pristine Rainforest & abundant Australian wildlife 4 minute drive to Byron Bay centre • Outdoor bathtub • Wi-Fi and T-Box Flat screen TV with Foxtel • Gas grill BBQ • Air-conditioned living area Large poolside undercover lounge area • Trampoline

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tranquil private paradise, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom house with cheerful splashes of colour makes the perfect holiday home for families, couples and small corporate groups alike. The home has been fully-renovated to provide spacious and simple luxury in this stunning setting. The open-plan living areas, with polished floorboards, spill out onto sun-drenched decks. Set across the lawn from the house is a 17m x 17m restored farm shed that overlooks the 10m pool, serving an ideal entertaining space complete with stylish furniture. This is a rare holiday property which offers the ideal combination of rural lifestyle close to the vibrant coastal town of Byron Bay. Text 'NARRINGARETREAT' to +61 428 437 566 for more information

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PROPERTY INDEX ESTATES ad astra.............................................................100 Appin Hall............................................................44 Argyle Estate....................................................14 Beachfront Hideaway............................28 Bronte Beach House...........................101 Byrangery.............................................................46 Byron Manor......................................................74 Carinya...................................................................72 Coorabell Dreaming................................78 Cottonwood.................................................103 East Hampton..................................................62 Green Valley House..................................70 Horizon Mudgee..........................................86 Horseshoe Bay House............................65 Jacks at Jindivick.............................................64 Koreelah................................................................48 Lakefront................................................................58 Lake House.........................................................98 La Casa Mirasol.......................................102 Magari Estates...............................................92

Milton Panorama..........................................79 Milton Surf and Stables....................104 Montrose...............................................................63 Morton View......................................................88 Mount Somerset............................................32 Nunkeri.....................................................................50 Palazzo...................................................................30 Paperbark............................................................76 Rainforest Estate.......................................105 Ryders Creek Farm..................................113 Samara................................................................112 Samaya Estate...............................................34 Selong Selo Residences.................116 Skyview.................................................................117 Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis...........99 The Eco Entertainer..................................91 The Old Possum Creek School..........90 The View 360..............................................................60 Villa Hemingway..................................................115 Wategos...........................................................114

APARTMENTS/PENTHOUSES The AU.....................................................................12 Càscara............................................................132 David's Champagne Factory........128

PRIMA 63 The Residence......................8 The Malt District.........................................130

LAND Elm Court Land...........................................138 Hedges Avenue........................................136 Killaloe.................................................................140

Oceanfront....................................................141 Pindimar Glades........................................142 Port Douglas.................................................139

CHARTERS De Lisle III..........................................................158 Destination......................................................159 Ghost.....................................................................162

Ghost II.................................................................163 Paradise.............................................................160 Sahana...............................................................161

ESCAPES 42Byron..............................................................192 Amileka.................................................................198 Bath House.....................................................178 Bodh Gaya....................................................176 Broken Ridge................................................190 Byron’s Brae...................................................194 Casa de Mare...........................................174 Friday Sabai..................................................186

Hillview Homestead...............................168 Le Paradis........................................................166 Narringa Ridgeview..............................170 Narringa Retreat......................................200 Picadilly House...........................................196 Pavilion 2 @ Broken Head............188 Seaview Sanctuary...............................172


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