An exceptional opportunity exists to acquire this award-winning garden estate, created as a sanctuary within the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. This supremely private offering of 4.5 acres (1.84 hectares / 18,395 m²) over four titles is located adjacent to the National Park with its world-class bushwalking trails and the spectacular Wentworth Falls.
The estate encompasses magnificent temperate climate gardens initiated almost fifty years ago by Australian entertainer Reg Livermore. He named the property Pirramimma, an Indigenous word for the moon and stars.
A new custodian bought Pirramimma in 2006, acquired adjoining properties and engaged landscape architect Craig Burton to enhance the visual and spatial structure of the expanded estate.
New trees were planted, senescent trees were removed, canopies were opened and understoreys regained solar access. Then followed the creation of significant vistas, specialist garden areas, water rills, an orchard, a gully of misted ferns, an amphitheatre, sculpture nooks, terraces, seating, stone staircases and sandstone pathways.
Pirramimma’s orchard and potager garden, completed in 2016, pay homage to a bygone era when the property supplied fresh fruit and vegetables to the surrounding area. Architecturally-designed sandstone terraces with stone-washed paths enable access to the planting areas, heirloom produce and Chikka-Mimma, the chicken coop.
The estate offers plentiful water features and bespoke built features, including a light-filled Guest Studio with soaring ceilings, feature-glass windows and outdoor Japanese bath. An award-winning Japanese-inspired Garden Pavilion (Tea House) overlooks the private lake and jetty. The Wisteria Terrace and Elm Lawn are ideal for social gatherings while the Meditation Circle and Relic Garden encourage quiet contemplation.
Pirramimma Garden Estate was selected to feature in the State Library of NSW’s 2016 Grand Garden Design exhibition of contemporary Australian gardens. The garden has received numerous awards and featured in several books and many local and international magazine publications.
The former residence, an architectural masterpiece by Peter Stutchbury, was destroyed by fire in 2019. Pirramimma still retains the slab of the former residence, the generous hardscape apron, the space-defining earth wall and the superbly engineered sub-floor structure with spacious underground parking, basement and storage, accessed by remote doors. The remaining lift well to the basement and potential upper floors could be reinstated.
This exquisite garden estate makes a lasting impression on those who value privacy, nature and birdsong.