Stunning estate brings Hollywood magic to the hinterland
A 32.61ha luxury estate near Byron Bay with resort-style facilities, a macadamia farm and picturesque views is attracting interest from plenty of wealthy Australians.
The Tuckombil Ln property in Tuckombil is secluded from the world and has a $5 million - $5.5 million price guide.
A sale within this range would see Rucamanqui smash the Tuckombil record by more than double the current highest sale, according to CoreLogic.
It is the first time the stunning hinterland retreat has been offered to market since the owners spared no expense 20 years ago to craft the designer residence with architect Pratt Miniter.
The property is made up of a four-bedroom house, two-bedroom guesthouse and a double garage with a loft; and all are connected by a covered walkway. With an insane ocean backdrop uninterrupted from Lennox headland to Evans Head, Rucamanqui also has a tennis court, heated swimming pool and a number of formal and informal living areas.
"On some days you can see the whales going past," Ku Darroch of Real Estate of Distinction - Byron Bay said.
Mr Darroch said properties like this do not hit the market all that often in this part of the state.
"It is so rare to find a property like it, and you wouldn't even know something like it existed from the street - it is that well hidden," he said.
A mixture of wealthy Sydney and Melbourne-based buyers as well as expats returning to Australia have shown interest in the property since it first came up for sale.
"I've already had a buyer talk about wanting to land his helicopter on the estate," Mr Darroch said.
"These are people who have done well in life and are realising that life is all about lifestyle and want to make the move from the city."
The property is even believed to have caught the eyes of a known celebrity family, which is not surprising given it is on the door step of Byron Bay - a popular place for Australian A-listers.
"The property offers the best of both worlds as it is tucked away from Byron, but is still close enough for those looking to take advantage of the town," he said.
The estate also has a working farm with 950 macadamia trees and cattle paddocks that generate income. There is also an orchard growing lemons, oranges and grapefruit.
Other features include a dam, gas and electric cooktops in the kitchen, ducted heating, a six bay machinery shed and ensuite bathrooms in each bedroom.
Originally published as Stunning estate brings Hollywood magic to Byron