Immaculate Federation semi with harbour views
From its commanding position overlooking North Harbour Reserve, this extraordinary c1907 semi offers exquisite detailing at every turn, and enchanting views that capture Balgowlah's love affair with the harbour.
Perfecting the delicate balance between contemporary appeal and historic charm, the classic characteristics of the Federation era are celebrated, with decorative pressed ceilings that are wonderfully high, original hardwood floorboards, leadlight windows and open fireplaces in multiple rooms.
A traditional hallway leads the way past three spacious bedrooms to a lounge room – a comfortable place for the family to gather on those chilly winter evenings.
A more recent addition is the open-plan kitchen and dining area to the rear, which has been modelled on the needs of a modern day family. Bright, open and tastefully appointed, it includes an entertainer's kitchen with a generous island bench in CaesarStone.
Bi-folds provide an easy connection with outdoors, leading to an immaculate alfresco entertaining terrace and garden surrounded by trees.
While all the bedrooms are equipped with built-ins, the master bedroom offers an adjoining sunroom, and a north-facing terrace with idyllic views of the park and harbour.
Adding a layer of versatility rarely seen in Federation homes, the downstairs level has been adapted to create a fourth bedroom and en-suite that can be utilised as guest accommodation or a teenage retreat. It also provides access to vast under house storage.
In this prized part of Balgowlah, a couple of steps will lead you to the North Harbour foreshore, where you can hop onto the iconic Manly to Spit walk, or grab a coffee from the café a few doors down. Manly is easily accessible from this location, as is the city.
Partial styling by Amazema