A Beautifully Renovated Balmain Terrace Hits The Market!


For Sophie Trippe-Smith Balmain, Sydney, was always the aspiration. ‘I employed to wander up this street when I was younger,’ she points out. ‘I always desired to reside on it a person working day.’ 

So, when this Balmain terrace arrived on the current market in 2012, she and partner entrepreneur Adam Trippe-Smith, realized they experienced to jump at it. ‘I instantaneously fell in like,’ says Sophie. ‘I adore terraces, and this one particular just experienced these types of good power with attractive significant ceilings. I was blown absent by the city views from the roof terrace.’

It is these sights that Sophie and Adam will overlook the most, obtaining manufactured the final decision to provide their beloved 1880s Victorian terrace residence. From the rooftop terrace, Anzac bridge and the total Sydney city skyline can be seen in an extraordinary panorama. ‘Watching the solar go down and the mild hit the metropolis buildings is our favourite time of the day,’ she says. 

All through their 10 several years in the charming terrace, Sophie and Adam have put their individual stamp on the place, like functioning with landscape designer Adam Robinson to include a double garage (‘a real luxury in Balmain’) and a lush north-experiencing yard. 

‘We desired something that evoked a serene, serene ecosystem the place we could unwind with spouse and children, but also entertain visitors,’ says Sophie of their urban back garden oasis. ‘It’s been a authentic sanctuary for all of us.’ 

They also labored with Kate Bell Layout to enhance all of the rooms within the house, making sure each individual had its have ‘unique sense of space’. The final result is a vibrant, modern dwelling that pays homage to its authentic features. 

Although Sophie and Adam have put their property of 10 years on the marketplace, they won’t be going far ‘We’ll hardly ever go away this space!’, states Sophie. ‘Balmain is a group like nowhere else… we adore becoming surrounded by h2o just about everywhere on this one of a kind peninsula.’ 

30 Grafton Road, Balmain is outlined with Samantha Elvy and Matthew Hayson at Cobden Hayson and will go to auction on Thursday 3 November at 6pm.

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