For Sophie Trippe-Smith Balmain, Sydney, was often the aspiration. ‘I utilised to stroll up this road when I was younger,’ she describes. ‘I usually needed to stay on it one particular working day.’
So, when this Balmain terrace arrived on the current market in 2012, she and spouse entrepreneur Adam Trippe-Smith, realized they experienced to leap at it. ‘I right away fell in love,’ claims Sophie. ‘I adore terraces, and this one just experienced these types of superior strength with attractive significant ceilings. I was blown absent by the metropolis views from the roof terrace.’
It is these sights that Sophie and Adam will miss the most, getting produced the final decision to sell their beloved 1880s Victorian terrace residence. From the rooftop terrace, Anzac bridge and the total Sydney city skyline can be viewed in an remarkable panorama. ‘Watching the sunlight go down and the mild strike the metropolis buildings is our favourite time of the day,’ she suggests.
For the duration of their 10 decades in the charming terrace, Sophie and Adam have put their very own stamp on the place, including functioning with landscape designer Adam Robinson to add a double garage (‘a authentic luxury in Balmain’) and a lush north-going through yard.
‘We desired anything that evoked a quiet, serene setting the place we could take it easy with loved ones, but also entertain company,’ says Sophie of their urban backyard oasis. ‘It’s been a authentic sanctuary for all of us.’
They also labored with Kate Bell Structure to boost all of the rooms inside of the household, ensuring each individual had its individual ‘unique feeling of space’. The consequence is a shiny, contemporary home that pays homage to its unique functions.
Though Sophie and Adam have set their house of 10 many years on the sector, they won’t be moving considerably ‘We’ll under no circumstances depart this space!’, states Sophie. ‘Balmain is a group like nowhere else… we enjoy getting surrounded by drinking water almost everywhere on this exclusive peninsula.’