Humble without, a treasure within.
The house is open plan in design. Timber floored and full of light, with floor to ceiling windows to take maximum advantage of the views, the space flows effortlessly from kitchen to loungeroom and out onto a generous entertaining deck.
The recent renovation has been a labour of love and the result is both elegant and quirky. Not a flat-pack in sight, everything has been constructed to order, every light-fitting hand-crafted and re-imagined to deliver a piece of industrial artwork in every room.
The kitchen is well-equipped and features new ceramic cooktop, oven, dishwasher, coffee machine and microwave. The main bedroom has a premium Queen mattress, luxurious linen, and a flat-screen smart TV - perfect for curling up in front of a sea-breeze movie after a hard day at the beach. A king-single sofa-bed in the lounge is available for children or an extra guest.
The bathroom is a highlight - with a choice of the 196 stream, ceiling mounted showerhead, or the option of a hand-held unit.
The front yard opens onto an ocean side reserve which allows direct access to the Urunga Boardwalk - an almost 1 kilometre raised walk through mangroves full of abundant birdlife, stingrays and turtles on one side and the tidal Kalang and Bellinger rivers on the other.
The Gumbaynggirr people, the indigenous custodians of the land, call Urunga Gilayjal Miirlarl, which means Hi-Tide Sacred Place…and it’s impossible not to feel that sacredness as the tide works its way in and out of the estuary.
Driftwood has unlimited NBN Wifi. Unless you’re specifically coming to work, there’s a good chance that the view will keep you right out of cyberspace. That said, the house is an ideal space to find focus if there’s a project on your mind.