From the front, this circa 1890s dwelling appears like a effectively-refurbished cottage, a prevalent but welcome sight on the streets of central Newtown. But inside, it is a great deal additional than that.
An imaginative renovation and extension has transformed the style and floorplan of this residence, becoming an airy 3-bedroom, two-bathroom dwelling across two levels – with an extra attic loft that could double as a workspace.
Drawing on its heritage roots, the architectural makeover favours a New York industrial-chic vibe, with walls of exposed brick carried by means of from the facade to the light-filled open-strategy living location – the home’s new centrepiece, which serves as a location for relaxation and entertaining.
“This residence has been rebuilt from the facade back… no expense has been spared. You can see the owners have gone to fantastic lengths to make the great dwelling,” says agent Shaun Stoker of Ray White Surry Hills.
“New York ceilings give that sense of space. The magic actually takes place at the back of the dwelling.
“The internal courtyard is a true function. It is ideal in the centre of the dwelling, surrounded by steel-frame glass doors that let light flow throughout… and the courtyard itself has wonderful sandstone flooring and is great for entertaining.”
A crisp, white colour palette has been made use of to modern day impact all through, offset by black fixtures, higher-spec timber, rustic brickwork and splashes of greenery.
From hanging plants to significant potted varieties, the garden components enable to additional bridge the gap among inside and out. It is a seamless outcome.
The kitchen is a modern knockout with beautiful marble splashbacks, top quality tapware and cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, a deep trough sink and a gas hob.
The loft level has generous height and functions a significant skylight to expand the feeling of spaciousness. This location lends a true urban-cool element to the dwelling, which would be excellent for a loved ones or inner-city pros in search of a low-upkeep way of life.
13 Fitzgerald Street, Newtown goes to auction on Saturday 7 September at eight.30am.
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Newtown home’s New York-style interior
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