Behind closed doors: the best homes of 2019

BresicWhitney is all about 'bringing homes to life' - take a peek at 20 of the year's best homes.

There was plenty to fall in love with last year, with BresicWhitney bringing homes to life from Darlinghurst to Glebe, and Balmain to Hunters Hill and beyond.

As one office in multiple locations, we agree on a lot of things. But we could never narrow it down to a ‘Top 20’. Instead, here are 20 homes that we won’t forget in a hurry.

We’re deep in 2020 mode right now, but read on to enjoy some eye candy from last year. It’s worth it…

Across the water

Even without its waterfront setting this Balmain home would have impressed. Everyone loved its indoor/outdoor design, high-end finishes and resort-style ambiance. One of the year’s showstoppers.

Spanning the entire width of the building, this Elizabeth Bay penthouse had big views over the water towards North Head. With impressive light and space throughout, it was the retro detailing that truly inspired.

An original waterfront home on 580sqm, no one had to convince buyers of the rarity of these. Everyone who walked through this Balmain residence was captivated by the lawns on the water.

A dual residence on two titles, this unfinished house didn’t deter people. We had plenty of dreamers with a vision for this project.

Warehouse wow 

One of everyone’s favourite homes of the year, the inspections were popular here in Annandale. People came out in droves to inspect this warehouse home. And the bidding was just as lively.


With a corner position in Botany Road, there was nothing quite like this Rosebery penthouse. A playground for entertainers, the north-facing rooftop space was a big drawcard.


Another warehouse that ensured its old industrial features were cerebrated, this one was even more rustic. Buyers were drawn this Leichhardt home for its sawtooth roofline and light-filled courtyards.

Old World beauties

One of Hunters Hill’s significant sandstone residences, the scale and preservation of this home spoke for itself. It was a beautiful piece of history, whatever your style.

With a brand new designed overhaul, not many Potts Point terraces could say they’ve been renovated to this level of luxury. On the area’s prime leafy avenue, this was an 1880s statement home reborn.

With 274sqm of living space on a 650sqm block in Dulwich Hill, this grand home was all about Old-World proportions. It had renovators and dreamers captivated.

High-end edges

An architect-designed build in Gladesville, this attracted both statement home buyers and families looking for brand new quality. It was a pavilion home of impressive interconnectivity.

Attention to detail and architect-designed edges, this Annandale terrace had a well-thought-out magic that few homes deliver.

In a cool pocket, this Darlinghurst terrace had sharp ideas with a minimalist modern theme. The custom-shaped Corian benchtops were a hit with onlookers.

Thoughtful, well-executed updates from Bokor architecture + interiors brought airiness and light to this c1880s terrace in Balmain East. The Harbour Bridge views made it pop.

Sharp lines, dramatic angles and a sense of light/space were the focal points to this high-end architect-designed Balmain home. In the heart of the Peninsula, no one was expecting this much house.

With extensions and renovations from Mark Simpson of Design Office Melbourne, this Newtown home had the attention to detail that came from finishing a project to live in. No expense was spared in the creativity, build quality, or level of finishes.

From the furniture to the fit out to the NE-facing courtyard, this Darlinghurst house was one of the more perfect terraces of the year. Nothing out of place. Everything timeless.

There was something special about the old bones of this Potts Point apartment. The building wrapped around a corner position, ensuring all-day light and leafy views.

An architect-designed home with a courtyard entry, there was nothing quite like the quirks on show here in Elizabeth Bay. The high-end interiors and feature lighting topped it off.

This Redfern terrace was elegantly updated with timber and marble details, and reworked to maximise its north-facing aspects. With 185sqm of internal space, it appealed to hip modern buyers.

With plenty already sold and even more listed for this year, watch this space for more of Sydney’s best homes.

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