10 February, 2011

House Snoop....Fusion with Integrity.

A stunning Palatial House Snoop find this week lands us in Balmain located in Sydney's Inner West on an 'arm' of land jutting into the beginnings of the Sydney Harbour and a stone's throw from the CBD. This home is a fabulous example & execution of fusing contemporary and period architecture & design with integrity & style. Not to mention how much I love the pool, deck and seamless glass fencing and the use of the original period arches in the main living spaces.
So gorgeous... Take a look!

Agent's Blurb.... Belle Property- Annadale
Property located on Darling Street Balamin
Lifestyle- Superbly positioned in the heart of Balmain village, "Riverview" is a stately freestanding two level c 1890 residence that has been fully renovated and restored with passion and without compromise. Privately set amongst established gardens on an expansive 500sqm and boasting sweeping Parramatta River views from the upper level, this very special property is moments to Darling Street's vibrant cafes and boutiques and convenient to city buses, ferry, harbour foreshore walks, parks and the central business district.

Accommodation - Period charm blending seamlessly with ultra-contemporary design is the hallmark of the home's spacious interiors. It offers a selection of flexible living spaces including formal lounge with fireplace, formal sitting room, formal dining, casual dining overlooking the pool, generous family room opening to rear timber deck and pergola and a sleek Miele kitchen with marble bench tops and stringy bark flooring. There are four amply sized bedrooms and two bathrooms with underfloor heating including master suite with water views.

Features - Designed by highly regarded heritage architects Clive Lucas, Stapleton and Partners in conjunction with the property's heritage builder owner, "Riverview" has been built with an emphasis on sympathetic and accurate restoration, while the use of recycled materials including bricks and iron balustrade reflect eco-sustainable building practices. Other key features include stone floor with under floor heating in family room and casual dining, gas heated in ground swimming pool with rain water collecting water bladders, magnificent off form cast internal concrete pillars, security intercom and a/c throughout. There is rear lane access and secure garage parking for three cars with turntable in addition to substantial attic storage.

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