If you’re amongst the many who watched Nine Perfect Strangers, you’ll know that the filming location was unforgettable. But in case you didn’t, let’s start off with the premise—Nicole Kidman plays Masha, a spiritual guide and founder of a wellness resort who welcomes nine umm… perfect strangers for a 10-day retreat. And things get weird.
While the plot is set at Tranquilum House in Cabrillo, California, the real location was in the Byron Hinterland in NSW. The entire series is set against the backdrop of Soma, a beautiful retreat just ten minutes from Bryon Bay.
What’s immediately remarkable about the architecture is its unison with nature. Timber, galvanised steel and floor-to-ceiling windows blend in effortlessly with the 22 acres of surrounding rainforest. With an open flowing floor plan reminiscent of Balinese villas, it’s no wonder that the design was partly conceived by Bali native, Rieky Sunur.
This breezy, bohemian style isn’t new to Byron Bay homes. On the contrary, the area is notorious for it. Many houses embrace the coastal aesthetic, playing up natural elements like wood and foliage. Which is why we’ve picked out seven homes for sale in Byron Bay that evoke the same barefoot luxury of the Nine Perfect Strangers house. Just because Soma isn’t on the market yet, doesn’t mean we can’t partake in some of Byron’s soft, minimalist beauty.
Price guide: 7.65 million – 20 Fig Tree Lane, Myocum, NSW, 2481, Australia
This resort style home is a tribute to Australia mid-century influenced design. Six bedrooms are meaningfully situated across a 6002m floor plan. The property is absolutely sun-drenched, peering over rolling hills of the Bryon Hinterland. An architectural marvel, it’s also been featured in several renowned publications.
Price guide: 3.5 million – 265 Tyagarah Road, Myocum, NSW, 2481, Australia
A unique feature of this property is its four separate structures—a main dwelling, cottage, studio and expanded dwelling—ideal for large families or creatives wanting a distinct space for their work, or multigenerational families. The interiors are spectacular; modern but organic, effusing the laid back nature of their surroundings.
Price guide: TBD – 43 Synotts Lane, Ocean Shores, NSW, 2483, Australia
Views like these don’t come around often. Stretching from the Brunswick River to the Byron Bay Lighthouse, this 5-bedroom home mountain-top home is a hinterland gem and close contender of the Nine Perfect Strangers house. Nature-loving families will be at peace here, amongst 40 acres of private forest.
Price guide: TBD – 34 Paterson Lane, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481, Australia
Timber panelling, ocean views, open plan living—this Byron Bay home embodies the spirit of coastal living. The location is hard to beat with shops, cafes and restaurants just a short walk away, but distant enough to hear only the sounds of crashing waves and chirping birds.
Price guide: Above $9 million – 43 Raywards Lane, Skinners Shoot, NSW, 2481, Australia
Country living just moments from the beach? This architect-designed house offers just that and more. Floor to ceiling windows and skylights let all that natural sunlight in. A wraparound deck, alfresco dining area and fountain features simply beg for entertainment all year round. And if you’re in the mood to head out, Byron Bay is just a short bike ride away.
Price guide: 3-3.3 million – 39 The Manse Road, Myocum, NSW, 2481, Australia
From the private, tree-lined drive to the panoramic mountain views, this extraordinary property is instantly captivating. Seven bedrooms means ample space for large families and tons of room for kids to roam about and explore. Our favourite feature is the timber ceiling, creating a cosy living space that transcends the seasons.
Price guide: 4 million – 34 Beachside Drive, Suffolk Park, NSW, 2481, Australia
We’ve talked about the allure of Suffolk Park before, and this home is no exception. Expansive living and outdoor areas, a saltwater pool and four large bedrooms leave little to be desired. Nestled on a tree-lined street, you’re in the company of your own privacy, but just a stone’s throw away from the warm sands of Tallow Beach.
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