Much-loved arts trail stop on Greenwich peninsula hits market


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Lucinda Chambers with the family dog Gumnut at home in Greenwich.

Artist Lucinda Chambers’ home has a popular stop on the Greenwich Village Arts Trail for the past five years.

However she will not be taking part in this year’s event, traditionally held on the first weekend of November.

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She hopes that by then she and her family will be out hunting for a new home — or perhaps even have found it.

Ms Chambers and her husband, landscape architect Angus Munro, have lived at their Victorian-era semi for the past seven years.

No. 5 St Lawrence St, Greenwich.

Privacy and space.

Classic charm.

But with two growing daughters, the two-bedroom, late 1800s home is getting too small, so it is time to pass it on.

Ms Chambers currently paints from a temporary studio above her parents’ garage in North Sydney, and moves her works home to 5 St Lawrence St, in time for the art trail every year.

The couple have transformed their gardens and are keen to do more.

“I would really love a studio, and Gus wants a bigger space outside as well,” she said.

“We have loved living here and it has been fabulous to be involved in the art trail. It will be strange not to do it after five years.”

High ceilings add to the feeling of space.

Family living.

Prime location.

Ms Chambers said the home’s single-level floorplan was deceptive.

“It’s small, but its got those big high ceilings, so it feels very grand,” she said.

“Because we are elevated here and one house back from the water, we get beautiful breezes in summer and it’s very quiet because we’re out here on the point.”

The couple have made maximum use of the space., and there is also potential for an attic conversion (subject to council approval).

The kitchen has a servery to the outdoor dining area.

The main bedroom is full of Victorian-era features.

The water view.

There is a brand new kitchen with gas cooktop and classic paned servery, a 16sqm wine cellar, tool shed and outdoor dining space.

Agent Desiree Hough, of Ray White Lower North Shore, said the unique property was getting a lot of attention from buyers.

“People are curious about it — it’s quite a well known property,” she said.

“Properties like this don’t come up for sale very often. It’s a wonderful mix of period details with contemporary style.”

The property is due to go to auction at noon, on September 7, with a price guide of $2 million.

It is open for inspection on Saturdays and Wednesdays, from 11.30am-12.15pm.


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