For Sophie Trippe-Smith Balmain, Sydney, was always the dream. ‘I used to wander up this avenue when I was youthful,’ she describes. ‘I often wanted to reside on it a single working day.’
So, when this Balmain terrace arrived on the sector in 2012, she and spouse entrepreneur Adam Trippe-Smith, knew they experienced to jump at it. ‘I instantaneously fell in really like,’ suggests Sophie. ‘I adore terraces, and this 1 just had this sort of fantastic strength with lovely substantial ceilings. I was blown away by the city views from the roof terrace.’
It is these views that Sophie and Adam will pass up the most, obtaining created the choice to offer their beloved 1880s Victorian terrace residence. From the rooftop terrace, Anzac bridge and the comprehensive Sydney city skyline can be seen in an spectacular panorama. ‘Watching the solar go down and the light hit the town buildings is our favourite time of the day,’ she states.
Throughout their 10 many years in the charming terrace, Sophie and Adam have put their personal stamp on the spot, which includes doing the job with landscape designer Adam Robinson to add a double garage (‘a actual luxury in Balmain’) and a lush north-struggling with yard.
‘We needed one thing that evoked a quiet, serene atmosphere wherever we could relax with relatives, but also entertain visitors,’ suggests Sophie of their urban backyard garden oasis. ‘It’s been a authentic sanctuary for all of us.’
They also worked with Kate Bell Structure to enhance all of the rooms in just the residence, guaranteeing every single had its personal ‘unique perception of space’. The end result is a vibrant, present-day residence that pays homage to its original options.
Though Sophie and Adam have set their house of 10 decades on the marketplace, they won’t be going considerably ‘We’ll never ever depart this region!’, says Sophie. ‘Balmain is a local community like nowhere else… we like remaining surrounded by drinking water almost everywhere on this exclusive peninsula.’