The landscape in far northern New South Wales is soul-stirringly beautiful, and nowhere more so than Coorabell.
Nothing could make this land look more powerful than it already is, but embracing architecture like this certainly heightens the experience. This is Coorabell House, a magical residence at 970 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell.
Sitting ever so lightly on a hill, the distinct U-shape is the brainchild of architect Sam Zaher. Last sold in 2018 for $3.78 million, the estate is on the market again, and completely off-grid. With a solar array, multiple battery storage, automated generator and more, the four-bedroom home centres its attention on livability and sustainability.
The entry is delightfully rustic, with a combination of glass, glossy timber and rustic stone framed by lush greenery, but it’s just an entree for what’s to come.
Inside, there isn’t a spot where the walls don’t become windows, or large apertures capturing everything. The winds, the views and the natural elements all combine to make up this experience, perfectly captured in Coorabell House.
To some extent, it feels like you’re always outside – even when you’re in the kitchen you can find inspiration and solace in nature. The dining and living rooms share the space just past it, in an area so bright and spacious it feels boundless.
Two wings sweep down from the central open-plan room, with three al fresco spaces positioned around it.
The central patio is sheltered from the breeze and creates a statement of its own with matching rock walls hosting a firebox and barbecue. To either side, private decks drink in the view, with plush couches perfect for entertaining, or just a spot of bird watching.
Down the hallway, the absence of curtains in the bedrooms and bathrooms makes even the darkest corners shine. Nestled on the south-east corner of the home, the master bedroom enjoys two walls of glass – imagine stargazing from bed! Not even the en suite skimps on the views, with a free-standing bath perfectly positioned by an enormous window.
The home is set on 28 hectares, and all of it can be seen from the infinity-edge pool. Curvaceous lines in the pool and deck spiral inwards, grounding you even as your eyes travel to the horizon.
The uplifting energy this home attracts proves there’s still magic in architecture, and you don’t need to look any further than Coorabell House – the magic is right here.
970 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell, NSW 2479
Su Reynolds – 0428 888 660
Luke Elwin – 0421 375 635
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