Located at one of the most sought after addresses in the Byron hinterland on an extremely private 5 acre estate, Incatrole is owned by and was hand built by renowned International Artist Ken Johnson.
This exotic oasis truly is a work of art. Drawing mainly from the artists’s love of India and his partners heritage the home features many Rajistani details including 1000 year old sandalwood columns which frame the large central living space and the heart of this magnificent home. Other Haveli features include 500 year old doors, hand made basins and blue & white decorative tile detailing found around the fireplace and in the kitchen. The kitchen is large, well-appointed and inviting and a picture window takes in the Easterly views over the fields below and the 78 acre Immigrant Creek Lake.
Extensive travel through Morocco, Spain, Mexico and India have provided additional inspiration for the design and one cannot help but feel transported to a faraway exotic land when entering this magical home. The use of arches, courtyards and alfresco dining spaces finish the home so stylishly.
The main house has a wonderful feeling of space whilst feeling intimately warm. There are three bedrooms in the main building which along with the central living area all lead out to the walled garden and inviting pool area with it’s enormous Balinese pavilion. There is also a wonderful covered outdoor dining room to the right of the pool and beyond this a wooden walkway framed by goldfish filled water ponds leads up to the main artist’s studio which is a high ceilinged 8 m x 9.5 m space that has seen much creative energy over the past seven and a half years. Stairs from the main lounge lead down to a gym and wine cellar and a covered walkway beside the home takes you to a generously proportioned 2 bedroom guest cottage.
Across the driveway beside one of two enormous Moreton Bay Figs is a second Artist’s Studio which could be converted to stables or even additional accommodation. An orchard on the property offers a colorful array of edible delights including limes, custard apples, tamarind, Mexican black pudding plants, nectarine, guava, peach and mangoes. The property is accented by the artists own sculptures, also optional sale extras.
The Northerly aspect looks over cow paddocks, there is undercover wheelchair access and the property is low maintenance. The historic towns of Bangalow and Newrybar are only 5 minutes away.
If it is a private and unmistakably unique retreat you seek, please contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden at Unique Estates to arrange your inspection of Incatrole.
Price Sold prior to auction
Land Size 2.07 ha (5.115 acres)
Truly unique completely handmade home
Moroccan style-walled garden with large pool and entertaining area
2 large artists studios
Completely private 5 acre estate overlooking a large lake
Separate 2 bedroom guest cottage
15 mins drive to Byron Bay