Byron Bay hinterland trophy Amelika sold

Byron Bay hinterland trophy Amelika sold
Byron Bay hinterland trophy Amelika sold

Amelika, the Byron Bay hinterland trophy home designed in the white-box architectural style, has been sold.

Tom and Emma Lane had their Federal home listed with $3.5 million plus hopes through Unique Estates agents Nicolette van Wijngaarden and Ruth Gotterson.

It is a 10 hectare Blackbean Lane property which the Manly businessman bought for $4 million in 2011.

Tom Lane is from the family who founded the Oroton fashion empire, but left the family business, and now is a Byron Bay agri-tourism entreprenuer heading up The Farm.

They currently have their Manly home listed with $10 million plus hopes with McGrath agent Jake Rowe.

Designed by its previous owner, architect Sharon Fraser, Amelika is a bespoke single-level house built on a flat block of land where only a 100-year-old cudgerie tree blocks some of the 360-degree views of the northern NSW coastline and surrounds. After its 2008 completion, it received recognition in the Australian Institute of Architects in its NSW country division awards.

The 10-hectare holding came with two minimalist sculptures by Melbourne artist Peter McLisky, along with a windmill and dairy converted to an artist's studio.

There is also an 18-metre pool. It has been available at $4000 plus a week rental.

The home's green initiatives include solar-heated hydronic underfloor heating in its polished-cement floor and on-site waste management. It has retractable shading on external western walls that double as mosquito screens.

Down on the beach at Wategos come whispers of a $9.5 million sale. The directors of the Evolve College, formerly Australian College of Massage, Robert and Deborah Wild, have sold their beachfront reserve duplex on Marine Parade which they bought in 2012 for $7.25 million. 

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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