SALVAGED TREASURE
72 WILLIAM STREET, REDFERN

  • October 11, 2018

It’s hard to imagine, but this double-fronted cottage was once a humble farmhouse surrounded by acres of pastureland. Dating to the 1800s, the colonial treasure is one of Redfern’s oldest surviving buildings, tucked away in a charming inner-city neighbourhood just behind Redfern Park and the village hub. Today 72 William Street, Redfern stands in a class of it’s own. An award-winning renovation speaks to its past while delivering a bold new expression of urban living that reflects the eclectic vibe and creative energy of its inner city setting.

 

 

Recreated with integrity and imagination, an alluring fusion of vintage and salvaged design elements add to the home’s narrative with every detail telling a story. Antique cedar doors come from the old Maroubra courthouse, aged Oregon beams from a Rose Bay church anchor the seven-metre cathedral ceiling and reclaimed Kauri floors were sourced from a warehouse in Alexandria.

 

 

A custom bluestone kitchen forms the social heart of the home with an adjoining study or media room and steel-framed doors opening to a sanctuary-like garden and entertainer’s deck. All three bedrooms are conceived as private spaces with a lofty upper level master retreat the crowning glory. Offering a sense of serenity that’s rare to find so close to the city, this unique haven comes with all the comforts an urbanite could wish for including direct access to double garaging and a basement storeroom.

 

 

Just 3km to the CBD, Redfern is an urban hotspot with the pulse of downtown Sydney at your fingertips. It’s a lively suburb with a friendly community feel renowned as one of the city’s most exciting foodie hubs and a favoured destination for young professionals, downsizers, artists and creative types. Eveleigh Farmers markets, Carriageworks arts centre and the Australian Technology Park are all within easy walking distance and an ever-growing number of cafes, diners and pocket bars lie temptingly around the corner.

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