Rucamanqui means Nest of the Condor and this prestige homestead has the greatest of all panoramas in the Byron and Ballina Hinterland. The vistas sweep uninterrupted from Lennox headland through Ballina, over the Richmond River towards Evans Head, miles of ocean horizons.
Designed by architect Fred Miniter and craftsman built by John Eggins, the home is constructed in double brick and rendered. The pavilion style design gives flexibility, privacy and practicality with no expense spared in terms of space and quality. The main home offers three bedrooms each with own ensuite bathroom, an elegant formal lounge room and a generous family dining and living area.
The kitchen is huge and designed for large families and entertaining with granite bench tops, top level appliances & fittings. It is a light and airy open plan home with picture windows addressing the magnificent views over the pool, the formal landscaped lawns and the farmlands below. A freestanding office with built in work station & cabinetry is accessed by an all-weather covered walkway, as is the two bedroom guest house complete with bathroom, second toilet, well-appointed kitchen and spacious living and dining area, perfectly private and self-contained. The Pool House is an entertainers dream, framing the pool it is the perfect family rendezvous, with a kitchen, built in barbeque, bathroom, living area and character filled outside terrace. The list goes on – a double garage with air-conditioned loft, laundry, bathroom and carport means the home is functional in terms of practicality and storage.
The feeling of living on a country estate extends to the all-weather tennis court, the established formal gardens, beautifully landscaped pool surrounds, sweeping manicured lawns and elegant established trees.
The 950 macadamia trees are currently share farmed and earn a profitable income, farm machinery is included and a large 6 bay machinery shed with an extra double garage is ideal for the farming, small business or car enthusiast. The balance of the land is used for grazing and is fenced into four paddocks with excellent fencing and access to water.
"A Rare Gem in the Byron/Ballina Hinterland"