We have mixed emotions about sharing this Open House feature today. On one hand we are sad to be losing our perfectly coiffed Sydney based bedroom that we are lucky enough to crash in during our regular jaunts to the harbour city. While on the other hand we are also excited to see what the fabulously stylish owners of this Mosman home on Sydney’s north shore will renovate next. You may recall some of the pieces and the interior style from Issue #5 here when we featured the previous home of this interior designer and her young family.
This c1890’s Victorian family home has undergone a major renovation in recent years thanks to the locally based Corben Architects and, of course, the design talents of the home owner herself. Currently for sale through LJ Hooker in Mosman, this five bedroom, 4 bathroom home with towering 3.35m ceilings has been designed to make the most out of the north facing back garden and pool that flows on from the newly added living and kitchen area. We also love that from the main bedroom you can read your papers in bed while looking out over the harbour with views to the city beyond. Yes, living in this big, beautiful home really is not hard to take.
Situated literally just 1 block away from Bacino, the best little ‘hole in the wall’ espresso option in Mosman junction, you can walk up and get the papers and a pastry from La Banette Bakery in the morning and be back before you take your first sip of coffee. Also around the corner is one of our favourite little local Italian diners, In Cucina (if the owner couple are not fighting in the kitchen it can be quite a relaxed dining experience!) For the best authentic wood fired pizza takeaway Rosso Cavellino is cheap and cheerful and always good. Salt Meats Cheese is right next door for the best olives, cheese and antipasto with a little wine bar to boot. There you have all of your Italian cuisine needs met within a block from this home in Mosman. Who would have thought the north shore could be capable of that?
And we haven’t even mentioned the fact that Balmoral Beach is just minutes away – or the Mosman ferry that travels across the harbour to the city is just down the hill in the other direction. Does it sound like we might be more than just a little nostalgic for this slice of paradise in the emerald city? Yes, we are really going to miss that bed!
A Carrera marble bench tops a ship lap style polyurethane painted bench with subway tiled splash back behind the stainless steel back counter.
Chandelier from Pond and all floors by Andrew Tumahai the timber floor specialist.
Bathroom Tiles from Onsite.
All open inspection dates have now closed for this property.