For Sophie Trippe-Smith Balmain, Sydney, was always the aspiration. ‘I utilised to stroll up this street when I was younger,’ she clarifies. ‘I normally required to stay on it a person working day.’
So, when this Balmain terrace came on the marketplace in 2012, she and partner entrepreneur Adam Trippe-Smith, knew they experienced to soar at it. ‘I right away fell in like,’ says Sophie. ‘I adore terraces, and this one just experienced these types of good electricity with wonderful superior ceilings. I was blown absent by the metropolis sights from the roof terrace.’
It is these sights that Sophie and Adam will miss the most, having designed the determination to sell their beloved 1880s Victorian terrace household. From the rooftop terrace, Anzac bridge and the full Sydney town skyline can be viewed in an extraordinary panorama. ‘Watching the sunlight go down and the light hit the city properties is our favorite time of the day,’ she states.
All through their 10 decades in the charming terrace, Sophie and Adam have put their personal stamp on the position, such as operating with landscape designer Adam Robinson to incorporate a double garage (‘a genuine luxurious in Balmain’) and a lush north-struggling with yard.
‘We desired a thing that evoked a tranquil, serene surroundings the place we could chill out with family, but also entertain company,’ says Sophie of their urban garden oasis. ‘It’s been a serious sanctuary for all of us.’
They also worked with Kate Bell Design to increase all of the rooms within just the residence, making certain every experienced its have ‘unique perception of space’. The consequence is a bright, contemporary home that pays homage to its original characteristics.
Although Sophie and Adam have put their dwelling of 10 several years on the market, they will not be moving considerably ‘We’ll under no circumstances go away this spot!’, suggests Sophie. ‘Balmain is a community like nowhere else… we love being surrounded by water almost everywhere on this exclusive peninsula.’