An Insta-worthy luxury retreat in the NSW Illawarra region that has been utilised for television productions, fashion shoots and weddings is now on the market.
The 'Black Chapel' estate is for sale by Expressions Of Interest in the region of $4 million.
The property is located at 56 Excelsior Drive, Austinmer, in the Illawarra's northern suburbs.
North-facing, with ocean glimpses, the uniquely designed Black Chapel has become an idyllic and profitable luxury retreat location for small events and photoshoots.
Formerly a popular Airbnb-style short-term rental, the focus in recent years has been more on being an intimate luxury guesthouse that's bookable for small events.
IN OTHER NEWS:
In addition to the two-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse, there's a four-bedroom, two-bathroom family residence, both situated on half an acre of tropical gardens.
Celebrity guests such as Deborah Hutton have stayed at the property, and scenes for television program Married at First Sight were filmed there.
The main dwelling is a renovated miner's cottage, built nearly a century ago.
Eliza Woodward and Jackson Forbes, who live on-site, bought the property in 2015, and have renovated both the main dwelling and guesthouse.
The guesthouse was nicknamed 'The Black Chapel', due to its pitched roof and being painted black during renovations.
The owners have since re-named the whole estate The Black Chapel.
They were married in front of the guesthouse, which led to a stream of people wanting to host weddings there.
"Since then it's become a spot for a photoshoot, wedding or product launch," Mrs Woodward said.
"There's different areas of the property that have become photoshoot worthy, and that's what we do now primarily with the estate.
"We do corporate photoshoots, product launches, fashion; pretty much everything and anything as far as photoshoots go.
"People want the location for all sorts of things."
Behind antique doors lies a grand design, with five-metre ceilings, exposed beams, herringbone floors, open fireplace, ducted air conditioning, and a master suite.
"The whole property has used reclaimed pieces and materials ... A lot of the property has been imported from Indonesia. Doors, windows, antique Javanese doors, all of the floors are beautiful herringbone floors, but they were recycled fence palings," Mrs Woodward said.
In the rear, a large entertaining room with glass atrium and heated stone floors flows outdoors to manicured lawns.
Other features include a hot/cold Moroccan pool bordered by sandstone walls, yoga shala and twin outdoor bathtubs in the rainforest.
Mrs Woodward said a standout feature of the property was the "beautiful" parcel of land, which borders the bush.
"We've got lyrebird and wallaby all the time on the estate, which is really beautiful, and it's all accessed by private road," she said.
The property is furnished in collaboration with local homewares importer 55 Parrots, and currently features a gallery by renowned Thirroul-based artist Paul Ryan.
Furnishings can be included in the sale, subject to negotiation with the vendor.
Selling agent, McGrath Thirroul's Vanessa Denison-Pender said the property has been used as a highly sought-after film and photoshoot location, for small events and as retreat accommodation.
She said the successful buyer could either continue running it as a profitable business or enjoy the resort-style living all to themselves.
Expressions of interest close on Thursday, November 4.