• August 17, 2021

Hidden behind the charming classic façade of 20 North Street, Balmain lies a dramatic contemporary home that combines all of the best aspects of modern living – clever maximisation of space and light, beautiful finishes, low-maintenance eco-friendly design and a seamless integration of the indoors and out. The striking renovation was completed in 2017 by Ballast Point Construction, a local company which has built an enviable reputation for delivering some of the area’s most striking properties.

An inviting family environment

The home’s four bedrooms ensure ample space for the family, with three secluded on the upper level for maximum privacy. The master suite encompasses an ensuite and a walk-in robe with integrated desk while the second bedroom is framed by wall-to-wall windows overlooking the garden for an indoor/outdoor feel. A flexible fourth bedroom contained on the lower level makes an ideal guest retreat or perhaps a home office or additional TV room depending on your lifestyle requirements. Three large bathrooms are warmed by under-floor heating.

Infused with style and ambience

The fluid design creates a spacious, breezy ambience, with floor-to-ceiling glass amplifying sunshine.

The focal point of the home is the free-flowing entertaining space which encompasses an in-built work desk and a fully integrated island kitchen sure to impress the most fastidious chef. Part of the original section of the home, a separate lounge room makes a cosy space to which you can retreat. A striking sculptural feature in its own right, a central floating staircase with wrought iron balustrading optimises light and draws the eye upwards.

Retreat to your alfresco sanctuary

Framed by mature trees and high timber fencing, the landscaped, level north-west facing garden has been created with outdoor entertaining in mind. Serve dinner on the dining deck, relax around the fire pit with its integrated brickwork seating or watch the kids at play on the lawn. Professional lighting adds a dramatic atmosphere at night, illuminating the established plantings.

A palette of beautiful materials

Much of the home’s appeal lies in the choice of earthy, textural materials of durability and enduring appeal. Warm timber graces the floors, kitchen joinery, integrated bookshelves and alfresco space, while concrete ceilings, floors and wall accents add a bold contemporary edge. Basement space has been cleverly transformed into a large walk-down wine cellar to store your favourite drop. In an interplay of new and old, some original features have been retained such as the ornate fireplaces that grace the lounge and guest bedroom. Additional touches include ducted air conditioning throughout to keep you comfortable year round, repurposed timber stairs, skylights and glass louvres for natural ventilation.

The best of Balmain at your doorstep

Located just off Darling Street in a quiet spot in the heart of Balmain village, this one-of-a kind property gives you effortless access to all that the peninsula has to offer. Step out your door and experience the area’s culinary delights, eclectic retail options and historic pubs. Enjoy a leisurely walk around the harbour, relax in local parks, explore weekend markets, stroll to the ferry or walk the kids to school. It’s all at your fingertips!

For more information on this property contact Matthew Hayson

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