For Sophie Trippe-Smith Balmain, Sydney, was always the desire. ‘I made use of to stroll up this road when I was young,’ she clarifies. ‘I always wanted to reside on it just one day.’
So, when this Balmain terrace came on the marketplace in 2012, she and partner entrepreneur Adam Trippe-Smith, knew they had to jump at it. ‘I instantaneously fell in appreciate,’ suggests Sophie. ‘I adore terraces, and this 1 just had this sort of good power with lovely high ceilings. I was blown absent by the metropolis views from the roof terrace.’
It’s these views that Sophie and Adam will miss out on the most, getting produced the determination to sell their beloved 1880s Victorian terrace dwelling. From the rooftop terrace, Anzac bridge and the entire Sydney metropolis skyline can be viewed in an impressive panorama. ‘Watching the sun go down and the light-weight hit the town properties is our favorite time of the working day,’ she suggests.
All through their 10 a long time in the charming terrace, Sophie and Adam have put their personal stamp on the put, together with functioning with landscape designer Adam Robinson to incorporate a double garage (‘a serious luxury in Balmain’) and a lush north-struggling with back garden.
‘We required something that evoked a quiet, serene setting the place we could relax with family members, but also entertain company,’ suggests Sophie of their urban garden oasis. ‘It’s been a serious sanctuary for all of us.’
They also worked with Kate Bell Style and design to greatly enhance all of the rooms inside of the home, guaranteeing each and every experienced its individual ‘unique feeling of space’. The consequence is a shiny, up to date dwelling that pays homage to its initial functions.
Whilst Sophie and Adam have put their house of 10 years on the market place, they won’t be transferring considerably ‘We’ll never leave this place!’, says Sophie. ‘Balmain is a group like nowhere else… we adore staying surrounded by water everywhere on this distinctive peninsula.’