Professional surfer Owen Wright is selling the South Coast property that was his retreat while recovering from a career-threatening injury.
The tree-change escape ‘Ahimsa’ is located at 476A Brogers Creek Road, Brogers Creek (near Berry).
Wright suffered a traumatic brain injury and minor brain bleed after being pummelled by waves before the Pipeline Masters event in Hawaii in December 2015.
In early 2017, Wright made a return to competition, 15 months on from the serious head injury.
According to Australian Property Monitors, Wright purchased the Brogers Creek property in April 2016 for $765,000.
He bought it as an escape while he recovered from his injury.
“It has definitely been my escape and little piece of heaven on earth,” he told the Mercury while competing in Hawaii this week.
“To hide out here and have a change of scenery and pace of life has been a blessing for my career. After a short stay I feel completely refreshed and ready to win.”
Wright, 28, said his favourite feature was “how it has been architecturally designed to let full sun inside during winter and perfectly shaded during summer”.
Selling agent, Kate Morgan of Ray White Gerringong said after the property was listed online on Tuesday night, it received more than 100 inquiries on Wednesday – all from people who weren’t aware the property was owned by the pro-surfer.
Ms Morgan said it was “such a desirable location”.
“These kinds of tree-change places are in such high demand at the moment,” she said.
“I think people living in the city are realising how important it is for their well-being to get back to nature.”
Wright said he had decided to sell because he has moved to the North Coast of NSW.
“I just didn’t find the time to come down as much I’d like since the move,” he said.
“I had the thought that it might be time to move on and let this place be used and loved by another who will get to visit more frequently and appreciate it as much as I have.
“It’s been hard to let go, that’s for sure.”
Ms Morgan said the property offers complete privacy, amazing views and private creek frontage.
It sits on 2.39 hectares, with the bottom boundary being Brogers Creek itself.
She said the one-bedroom home has been designed to embrace the natural beauty of its environment.
“A full wall of bifold doors open your living space out to the large ironbark deck, the kitchen offers a servery window out to the covered deck area and even the shower can be open to the outdoors,” she said.
“Other than the cleared land around the house, the rest of the property is natural rainforest, with your own private path meandering down through the rainforest to Brogers Creek."
There is no price guide for this property.
However, nearby property ‘Boya’, located at 163B Wattamolla Road, Woodhill sold for $1,370,000 in November.
This tree-change-style property features a one-bedroom house on 8.6 hectares.
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