Singer-songwriter Pete Murray heads to Byron hills

Singer-songwriter Pete Murray heads to Byron hills
Singer-songwriter Pete Murray heads to Byron hills

Singer-songwriter Pete Murray has traded in the Byron Bay beaches to return to the hinterland.

He has bought a retreat at Newrybar, a four bedroom home some nine kilometres from his former abode.

Murray, who sold his near beachfront Suffolk Park home, Blue Sky Beach House, for $2,205,000 in July, spent $1,685,000 on hinterland property.

The two level home on its 6,107 sqm lot comprises an open plan kitchen and large outdoor entertaining spaces offer views over the hinterland.

There's also an ornamental vineyard.

The home was marketed by selling agent Scott Harvey at Scott Harvey Real Estate as having plans passed for further renovations that include an infinity pool and a Balinese bathhouse.

Murray, who has recently been performing some acoustic session in the Maldives, previously lived at Eureka, where he and former wife, Amanda Coutts bought Carawatha, the district's original farm house.

His third album, Summer at Eureka, was released in 2008, becoming his third consecutive #1 album on the ARIA charts.

The study in the 1907 property featured on the cover of the album. 

Murray briefly even had his own restaurant in Byron Bay in 2013 called Frankie Brown Cafe, named after his Kelpie dog, Miss Frankie Brown.

This article first appeared in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.

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