July 20, 2024


Design with distinction

A Beautifully Renovated Balmain Terrace Hits The Market!

For Sophie Trippe-Smith Balmain, Sydney, was constantly the desire. ‘I utilised to walk up this road when I was younger,’ she points out. ‘I always preferred to reside on it just one day.’ 

So, when this Balmain terrace came on the market in 2012, she and partner entrepreneur Adam Trippe-Smith, realized they experienced to soar at it. ‘I quickly fell in like,’ says Sophie. ‘I adore terraces, and this just one just experienced this kind of very good energy with stunning large ceilings. I was blown absent by the metropolis views from the roof terrace.’

It is these sights that Sophie and Adam will miss out on the most, owning built the decision to market their beloved 1880s Victorian terrace dwelling. From the rooftop terrace, Anzac bridge and the whole Sydney metropolis skyline can be considered in an outstanding panorama. ‘Watching the sunshine go down and the light-weight hit the city buildings is our favourite time of the working day,’ she suggests. 

For the duration of their 10 decades in the charming terrace, Sophie and Adam have put their own stamp on the place, including performing with landscape designer Adam Robinson to add a double garage (‘a authentic luxurious in Balmain’) and a lush north-going through back garden. 

‘We needed a thing that evoked a tranquil, serene setting the place we could relax with family members, but also entertain company,’ claims Sophie of their city yard oasis. ‘It’s been a true sanctuary for all of us.’ 

They also labored with Kate Bell Design to enrich all of the rooms in just the house, ensuring each and every experienced its have ‘unique feeling of space’. The consequence is a vibrant, up to date home that pays homage to its unique capabilities. 

Though Sophie and Adam have place their property of 10 decades on the current market, they won’t be moving far ‘We’ll under no circumstances depart this spot!’, says Sophie. ‘Balmain is a group like nowhere else… we adore staying surrounded by h2o in all places on this special peninsula.’ 

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