Property Of The Week: 21 Davidson Street, Balmain, NSW
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Property Of The Week: 21 Davidson Street, Balmain, NSW

A stylishly renovated terrace is headed to auction.

By Terry Christodoulou
Wed, Sep 29, 2021Grey Clock < 1 min

Sydney’s Balmain is a particularly fashionable outpost, and here is a stylishly renovated home set within a charming Victorian terrace.

The interiors of the 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home have been reinvented with designer flair and sees custom joinery and marble adornments combine to form a striking contemporary residence.

Home has been intelligently designed to feature natural light throughout and sees an abundance of clean modern lines in its design, further punctuated with the aforementioned custom joinery and polished concrete flooring.

The kitchen sees a sky-light above – adding swathes of light – and is fitted with Smeg appliances and marble benches.

The marble benchtops are a recurring theme throughout the home, adorning the living space that bleeds out to the outdoor courtyard through floor-to-ceiling glass doors.

The elongated rear courtyard sees easy-to-manage synthetic turf underfoot and a built-in barbecue, bar and seating area.

The upper level hosts the master retreat, with large built-in robes and balcony access. Also here is the ensuite, with twin vanities and double shower replete with more of the matching marble. The lower level hosts the second bedroom.

Further mod-cons include a gas fireplace in the living and dining area, built-in sound system a coordinating bathroom on the lower level, period details such as the patio and balcony.

The home is located in a walk-everywhere address between Punch Park and Balmain’s village heart.

The listing is headed to auction on October 9, and is managed by BresicWhitney. Buyer’s Guide $1,800,000; bresicwhitney.com.au

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New research from Knight Frank’s International Waterfront Index shows waterfront properties are costing more than double their inland counterparts in Sydney while in Melbourne waterside properties attract a 40% premium.

Australia’s coastline attracts some of the highest waterfront premiums in the world with Sydney topping the index — an average premium of 121% — compared to an equivalent home set away from the water.

Auckland ranked second on the list of 17 international locations — a premium of 76%. The list saw Gold Coast (71%), Perth (69%) and the Cap d’Antibes (59%) on the French Riviera round out the top 5.

Australia continued to feature prominently in the research with Brisbane’s waterfront premium coming in at 55%, with Melbourne also in the top 10 at 39%.

According to Knight Frank Australia’s head of residential research, Michelle Ciesielski, there has always been strong appetite for Sydney’s waterfront homes.

Australia’s luxury residential market has advanced, it lacks the depth of prestige markets in more established global cities said Cieselski.

“As a result, our Australian cities can achieve a significantly higher premium on the waterfront compared to a similar property inland without access to, or a view of, water,” she said.

“Also, Australia is known for its balmy outdoor lifestyle, so many buyers in this super-prime space are willing to pay a premium to secure the ideal position along the waterfront.”

The data also suggests that beachfront homes were most desirable, commanding a premium of 63% compared to harbour locations fetching 62% premium and coastal homes with a 40% premium.