There’s little doubt that Sydney Harbour is one of the most stunning stretches of waterfront in the world, not just for the lush greenery and sparkling waters, but also for the iconic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. At 55 Louisa Road, Birchgrove, those views are what you can expect on a daily basis as one of the suburb’s finest freestanding terrace homes, spanning three and a half levels with immaculate views of the harbour.
Located near the tip of the Birchgrove peninsula with back gardens that overlook the famed Birchgrove Oval park, this attractive brick terrace is also just meters from the same stretch of Paramatta River that meets the nearby Balmain Sailing Club. If location is important, you’ll be happy to learn the property is conveniently located about one kilometre from Balmain’s Darling Street shopping district that is brimming with cafes, bars, and restaurants.
This family home has been constructed on a 234m² block, with the residence featuring no less than four bedrooms, three bathrooms, as well as space to park two cars off the street at the front of the property. At the rear of the home is a lush garden with inviting lawns and resplendent hedges, offering a degree of privacy and peace that is unusual so close to the heart of Sydney.
Constructed on a hill, the street level entrance is where you’ll find an office, as well as the large open plan kitchen, dining and living space. As you move through the property you’ll find yourself on a balcony overlooking the garden, with a flight of stairs to take you down to the grass and the lower ground level that contains the laundry, another living room and a cosy alfresco dining area for those warm summer nights.
Arriving at the second level and you’ll find a pair of well-sized bedrooms with a standard and ensuite bathroom next to each respectively, while one of the bedrooms also opens up directly onto a balcony from which you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the Harbour Bridge and waters beneath. The topmost level of the property is home to a final bedroom, which also delivers excellent views from its lofty position.
All considered, 55 Louisa Road, Birchgrove, is some of the best of terrace living in Sydney, with the old world charm of brick walls, fireplaces in nearly every bedroom and truly impressive views of the Harbour City’s best asset. Contrasting these nostalgic elements is the contemporary extension by Philip Cox of Cox Architecture, which transforms the property into one fit for modern living.
Perfect for a family or someone who loves waking up to spectacular sunrises, it’s a rare opportunity to settle in one of Sydney’s best areas. Recently listed by BresicWhitney with a buyers guide of $6,750,000, 55 Louisa Road, Birchgrove, will sell at auction on Saturday, October 8th at 3:45 PM (currently open for inspections).