Casa Campana: Aussie singer George Sheppard’s wedding retreat could be yours

Rising against a rainforest canopy in all its creamy, curvy glory is Casa Campana.

Marcus and Olivia Smith’s lives took a surreal turn when they purchased the dream home, built in 2019 by stylist Sophie Bell, of Peppa Hart, with the Three Birds Renovation team.

The Mediterranean-inspired estate has hosted fashion types, screen productions, and celebrities.

Highlights this month included the lavish week-long wedding celebrations for Aussie singer, George Sheppard, with new bride, Kathleen Seagar, and an upcoming reality TV series.

The Smiths paid $3.3 million for the 1.31ha Tweed Valley retreat in June 2022, and held it not only as a holiday and events destination, but also a cherished family home.

They relocated from Sydney’s northern beaches with their three children, Jess, 14, Ollie, 12, and Felix, 6.

“We bought it as a business, but the more time we spent up here, we slowly fell in love,” said marketing professional Mr Smith.

Inspired by a European beach bar

The couple had ten years’ experience managing short-term rental properties but did not anticipate their emotional pull to the area.

“It’s just such a beautiful space – it’s so tranquil, and the people around here are amazing,” Mr Smith said.

“The calmness and the peace here is so different to what we’ve come from in Sydney, and being able to work from home and have more time with the family has been great.”

Now, with an overseas work opportunity beckoning, new owners are invited to experience the magic of Casa Campana.

The showstopping master suite

The property at 61 Garden Ave, Nunderi is marketed via an expressions of interest campaign with Amir Prestige agent, Justin Haynes.

A sloping driveway from the unassuming street entrance reveals a rendered white-on-white facade set against a wide canvas of tropical foliage to the rear of the triangle-shaped block.

The two-storey floorplan includes three bedrooms, a media room and open-plan living and dining space on the lower level adorned with Peppa Hart’s signature sun silhouettes. A central concrete island bench and butler’s pantry complete the kitchen.

Mrs Smith said: “It’s a great family home. With three kids, they’ve all got their own space. It just works, it flows well.”

Open-plan living spaces

Upstairs is a large home office and showstopping master suite with built-in king bed, lavish ensuite, and sweeping balcony.

“The beautiful views waking up in a forest were probably my favourite part of living here,” said Mrs Smith, who managed bookings for the property.

The Smiths weren’t familiar with the Peppa Hart brand, but the home’s European beach bar inspiration resonated with their own recent travels to Greece.

Covered terraces wrap around the home, while the glamorous pool area has a pavilion with woodfired pizza oven, bar and day bed.

Outdoor entertaining pavilion with pizza oven, bar, and built-in daybed

At the front of the home, a custom kids’ cubby with rooftop slide is positioned next to an equally whimsical grown-ups’ play space with margarita bar and day bed.

Mr Haynes said the property offered a lifestyle upgrade as well as a potential income stream.

“This luxury residence feels a world away from the urban hustle, yet is actually only 15 minutes from Cabarita Beach, 25min to Coolangatta International Airport and only 40 minutes to Byron Bay,” Mr Haynes said.

“It is truly a unique opportunity to live your best life, with the benefit of an established brand as a coveted lifestyle destination, should the new buyers wish to pursue that avenue.

“We’ve had an incredible response since listing, as this particular property is already excitedly familiar to many, with a high level of early inquiry from interstate buyers and others interested in the design pedigree of this one-of-a-kind estate,” he said.

PropTrack data shows house prices in Nunderi were down 14.2 per cent over the past 12 months, to a median of $1.135m.

Article source: Queensland Property Investor

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