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Boho Luxe Living at One of Byron Bay’s Most Exclusive Homes

Property of the Week: If it goes for its $29.5m price tag, it will be the area's most expensive property ever sold. 

By Ellys Woodhouse

Byron Bay’s spectacular beaches, luxury dining experiences and vibrant community spirit have made this coastal town on NSW’s north coast a magnet for the likes of hippies, surfers and the so-called Aussiewood elites. What once was a coastal hideaway, now is known for its pilates studios, health retreats and five-star serenity. Byron Bay may retain its bohemian charm, but its property market tells a story of luxury and exclusivity. 

The pinnacle of coastal luxury, 8 Border Street is a property poised to set a new standard in one of Australia’s most exclusive markets. If it sells for anything close to its AUD $39m(approx. $29.5m) asking price, it will become one of Byron Bay’s most expensive properties ever sold. 

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8 Border Street Byron Bay Property
The open-plan design maximizes indoor-outdoor living / ©Knight Frank

Nestled along the sought-after Belongil strip, this stunning home is a mere five-minute drive from Byron Bay’s bustling town center, yet offers a serene retreat with direct access to Belongil Beach. The property’s expansive half-acre site blends natural beauty with sophisticated design, creating a unique sanctuary for those seeking the ultimate in beachfront living.

Developed by Sydney‘s own Shane Smollen, with architectural design by Workroom Design and construction by Atlanta Building, the completed masterpiece spans a 230-ft block, ensuring every corner of the home captures stunning views of Julian Rocks Cape Byron and the bay. The use of premium materials, including Italian Fondovalle porcelain wall tiles and Italian travertine flooring, complemented by Blackbutt timbers, underscores the home’s architectural brilliance, while the 13-ft tall ceilings ensure a laidback yet airy and elegant space. 

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8 Border Street Byron Bay Property
The designers had a focus on using premium, natural materials / ©Knight Frank
8 Border Street Byron Bay Property
The 13-ft tall ceilings create an elegant and airy space / ©Knight Frank

Every inch of this five-bedroom, six-bathroom residence is designed for luxury and comfort. The gourmet kitchen, equipped with a super white Dolomite island bench with teppanyaki capabilities, and high-end Wolf, Sub Zero and Bora appliances, sets the stage for culinary excellence.

Entertainment options abound, with a media room featuring a cinema projector and a sun-soaked ocean-view sunroom. A heated magnesium pool and spa are perfect for afternoons when the beach that lies at your doorstep feels just out of reach. 

8 Border Street Byron Bay Property
The primary bedroom features views of Byron Bay’s Belongil Beach / ©Knight Frank

The primary suite is a haven of luxury, featuring a dressing room with a dehumidifier to keep designer wardrobes pristine, and a marble ensuite with heated floors for a spa-like experience. The inclusion of a V-Zug Refresh Butler, a high-end in-house dry cleaner valued at AUD $32,000 ($21,710), adds an extra touch of convenience and luxury.

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Additional amenities include a self-contained guest suite with a private terrace, nanny quarters with a separate entry, advanced security and AV automation and an extensive solar power system.

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Views of Byron Bay’s Belongil Beach / ©Knight Frank

Owner and developer Smollen, who originally set out on the three-year development to build the home for his family, describes the property as “strong, robust and minimalist in style“, highlighting, “there’s a lot of finesse in this house, anybody that understands design and construction or has a very good eye for detail will be able to look into the property’s finishes and see its monumental style.” 

$29.5m, knightfrank/8-border-street-byron-bay

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