Our house is a lovely, open plan modern warehouse conversion in the inner city suburb of Camperdown, Sydney.
The house is bathed in light, with high cathedral ceilings. Skylights and windows let in plenty of natural light throughout. Sliding floor-to-ceiling glass doors open up to a cute but substantial paved courtyard with table and chairs, fish pond (they really look after themselves!) and a plentiful herb garden and clothes line.
Downstairs is large open plan space with separate lounge areas at either end (one end has an Italian designer sofa that folds out into a king-size sofa bed: it's very firm but great for extra guests) and dining table in the centre.
Looking into the living areas downstairs is a modern, stainless steel kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, espresso machine and all the other useful kitchen bits you would expect! The entire downstairs area features polished hardwood floors.
There is a laundry downstairs too, with a shower, toilet and washer and dryer.
Upstairs features 2 large bedrooms one with Queen Size bed, the other with Queen size mattress. A separate study (with desk/chair and exercise bike) leads off the master bedroom and overlooks the lounge room downstairs (difficult to describe, have a look at the photos.)
The upstairs bathroom features a deep bath tub, shower, toilet and wash-basin and a bright skylight. Three air-conditioning units (one in each room upstairs) are also reverse cycle for cooler months, but there is a fire place to cosy up in front of in the lounge room.
Entertainment wise, we have a large flat-screen LCD TV with stereo / DVD. We have a large collection of (great) DVD's and hundreds of movies / documentaries / TV shows also available on hard drive which is hooked up to an Apple laptop so you can watch direct on the TV. Cable too!
We have high-speed wireless internet and will leave one of our Apple laptops at the house for you to use during your stay.
We would treat your home with the utmost respect and care.
Camperdown is situated in the popular inner city ("the inner west" as it is known to locals) suburb of Sydney. It is a really desirable suburb, with families, professionals, artists and musicians living side-by-side. We've lived here for over 2 years and in other parts of the Newtown area for over 12 years. We are on the cusp of Newtown, home to famous bohemian King St.
For more information on Newtown and Camperdown, here are a couple of links, but we can help you out with many recommendations for eating / drinking and shopping in the area!:
Our place is a 5 minute walk to King St Newtown, a 10 minute drive to the City (Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Botanical Gardens) and about 20-30 minute drive to Bondi Beach. About 1 minute away on foot is a bus route direct to the city and a there is also a choice of two train stations nearby, Newtown Station a 7 minute walk (approximate of course!)
Just around the corner is a great bottle shop (liquor store) with an eclectic selection of wines and gourmet beers. There is also a corner shop a 3 minute walk in the other direction.
We are lucky to be surrounded with lots of parks, both big and small, and a plethora of restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops all within close walking distance.
We love Sydney, and this area is our favorite place in the city. Close enough to all the "touristy" things you may or may not want to take in, but smack bang in the middle of where the 'real' inner-city Sydney-siders live.
We are Josh and Louise, both non-smokers. We are a couple in our 30's and together we run a graphic design and film company, working mainly with the music industry. Louise designs a lot of book covers, cd covers and children's books and Josh is a Designer and also a Director. We love 60's and contemporary design and our home is decorated with a mix of vintage designer furniture, new pieces and limited edition music and film posters.
We share a love of art, music, film and theatre and mostly like to travel to cultural, lively destinations. We LOVE New York and have visited several times but this time we'd like to live like locals for a while (and save on New York's exorbitant hotel prices!)