Artist Auguste Blackman has fond memories of the time he spent at the prominent Shoalhaven property known as 'Indooroopilly'.
"The reason I'm standing here talking to you is simply because of that property," he said.
"I met my wife there, I got married there, Mum was married there... It changed my life."
The property has been listed for sale, with a price guide of $5.5 million.
'Indooroopilly' was originally commissioned by Auguste's mother, renowned Australian writer, poet, model and patron of the arts Barbara Blackman, who is also the ex-wife of renowned late painter Charles.
The home was commissioned in the late 1980s, and largely completed by 1991.
The exclusive mud brick retreat was built by Mrs Blackman and her second husband, French philosopher Marcel Veldhoven.
Auguste said it became a popular weekend retreat for members of the arts community.
Its design was inspired by 'Karnak', a property/performance space in far northern Queensland built by Australian actor Diane Cilento, ex-wife of Sean Connery.
"Mum was blind so she didn't care about the view," Auguste said.
"But being in the country for her was a great freedom - the smells, the sounds.
"We chopped down a few trees, but now it's been gentrified and they've cleared a bit more, the view just goes on forever.
"It brings a lot of mental peace to people, it's a real place of well-being. A place where you can mentally repair and be at peace with yourself.
"It's really a celebration of life. It's right on top of the mountain, has a running creek, lots of benefits."
The family sold the home more than a decade ago, with Mrs Blackman, now 92, living in Canberra.
The main house has five bedrooms, with another two bedrooms in the cottage.
There's also another building formerly used as an artist's studio, and a second cottage.
Other features include a large swimming pool.
For the past five years, the property has been owned by Sydney's Katrina Welch and husband Andrew Sanders, who have utilised the property as a residence and holiday rental.
"We fell in love with it really," she said.
"I'd stayed there previously with some friends a few times, and knew it was on the market."
Mrs Welch said the home's standout features included the views and location.
"On one level we feel like we're almost custodians for some reason - it just has that effect on you," she said.
"All the previous owners have probably felt the same."
Mrs Welch said they had reluctantly listed the home for sale, but they were doing so in order to focus on their Sydney-based business and property there.
Selling agent, Nick Dale from Belle Property Berry said all furnishings can be included in the sale.
"It's a bit of a superstar property on the holiday management circuit," Mr Dale said.