Erskineville, 33 Eve – Family Starter pack
Tucked in behind Sydney Park, is this 3 bed cottage set on one and a half levels. Already set up for a family life it would be great for the first child but move out by the second. The area is teaming with shiny prams, dogs and excellent childcare.
Darlinghurst, 172 Bourke – Magic door of calm
Behind this micro looking terrace set on the lower end of Bourke St is delightful surprise of a family home. All the colours are calm, the bookshelves are plentiful and the light is coming in the right places. It seems amazing to find so many rooms in what appears to be a small home. There are three levels, so send the kids upstairs and you can relax with a book in the front parlour.
The sunlit back area and open kitchen has a cute playroom tucked around the corner. The only improvement would be a mural or chalkboard wall outside the kitchen as its too plain.
Family factor. Already set up for a family. There is an excellent preschool nearby, you could join both the Australian Museum and Cook & Phillip pool. For last minute meals, reasonable Italian eats are in Stanley Street.
Newtown, 49 Gowrie – Formidable
I never thought to seek out a french industrial inspired terrace but here it is. The level of detail is like a fabulous film set from walkways, copper plumbing, internal trees, moroccan tiles to an actual swing. It’s a great life for a creative childhood. I would ask how many of the fittings are included. You would want the kitchen table as the tiles are featured throughout the house. Excellent for parents who still like a night out at the Enmore.
All images courtesy of Domain. All opinions and conclusions are my own. Any experiences or extra information on any of these houses would be welcomed.