An inspiring reinvention some years ago by architect Gray Smith has transformed this gracious Victorian terrace into something unique and special. The brief from its artist owner was to enhance the sense of light and space and merge the traditional beauty of the residence with the sleek functionality of contemporary design.
The red door welcomes into the more traditional zones of the home which have been pared back and feature a generous family living space and formal dining area. The rear of the terrace was a full rebuild and has been created with long linear design elements including an abundance of sleek streamlined cabinetry and superb Blackbutt flooring that stretches out the spaces and draws the eye to the exterior. The combined living and dining areas are flanked in a wall of glass pivot doors which open to the rear terrace adorned with sculptural plantings and a fish pond. The pond brings in the element of water and is a striking feature that acts to cool in summer.
The kitchen is a study in streamlined functionality boasting expanses of storage, two concealed low lying Liebherr fridges and a concealed Smeg gas cooktop. Upstairs is the bedroom wing featuring a luxury master with retractable light proof window wall and custom robes. The central bathroom is fresh, minimalist and white. Adding to the appeal is the rear lane access lock up garage with a self-contained studio above. Access is from the lane or garage.
Extras include a gas heater incorporated into the existing fireplace, a Bose sound system and a lined attic providing ample storage and studio space.The 300L solar heat pump and 2.2kw solar panels result in low power bills. Its lifestyle attributes are impressive resting across from Darlington Public, steps to Sydney Uni, a stroll to Redfern station and village, King Street eateries and boutique shopping and Broadway. Carriage Works Growers markets are around the corner every Saturday.