First published on 18 May 2012. Updated on 18 May 2012.
Kirribilli is my favourite suburb, and a look at the view from this week's house shows why. While many covet the views from the eastern peninsulas, the lower north shore offers the most amazing city vistas. And 46 Jeffrey Street's most amazing feature is its rooftop terrace, which offers views over Sydney Harbour, the Bridge and the Opera House. If you lived there, I'm sure you would never go out – entertaining would happen at home.
The house is a nineteenth century Victorian terrace that makes up for its relative narrowness in immense height –it is spread over five storeys. While it’s currently being used as a bed and breakfast, it could easily be re-converted into an impressive family home.
The house has been extremely well maintained, with the first-floor sitting room containing sizeable marble fireplaces and original light fittings. The kitchen, which is located below street level, has been completely refashioned in a pretty French provincial style. It leads onto a second living area and an exquisite little garden, which, while private, offers views up to Broughton Street – Kirribilli's village thoroughfare.
With the house's location, history and insanely amazing views, this house will induce jealousy from any visitors that drop in.
Read more of Monica Kovacic's local architectural musings at The House Hunter.