A toast to technology in Lilyfield
A home is more than the sum of its parts. And when that house has been completely rebuilt behind its original facade, it’s often worth exploring to see what lies a little deeper.
This listing at 92 Cecily Street, Lilyfield is one of those spaces, exuding hints that there is more going on behind the scenes than is immediately obvious.
Current owner Damon says it comes down to thoughtful high-tech inclusions and attentive use of lighting in the design.
“Technology is an effective tool and when used correctly it can really maximise our living standards,” he says.
“Whether it’s tracking what is in our fridge, or the ability to pre-heat your space before you arrive home, technology has the ability to add significant convenience and comfort to our lifestyle.
“We wanted to be able to control all key features of our home from a tablet or smart phone, with the ability to programme “Welcome” or Goodbye” settings, allowing us to set the house to exactly how we want it on arrival or departure.”
These touches have created a technologically-advanced space with contemporary finishes behind a classical facade. No expense has been spared from the modern inclusions such as a cinema room, to the Aussie must-haves of the backyard and hardwood deck.
On a large 196sqm block, the site has an elevated aspect, taking in long views to the Sydney CBD skyline.
Concertina doors connect the outdoor kitchen and barbecue space with the interiors. Under the skylights and 4.2m ceilings, the walnut cabinet recesses and matching handles add a high-end custom feel.
Set over 4 levels (including the basement and loft escape), the house can be connected for family living, or become more secluded when needing extra privacy. And with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms each in separate wings, the floorplan itself caters to that.
Back to the lighting that defines the home, it comes alive within the streetscape, continuing through to the garden LEDs. What’s just as intriguing is the ability to create a “Goodnight” button to send your living (and work) spaces into sleep mode, or being able to change themes without walking around the house.
“When it’s done well, these details can add a lot of value to a busy inner-city lifestyle,” Damon says.
View the sales listing: 92 Cecily Street, Lilyfield