Patrick Streule, the principal software architect at Atlassian, has emerged as the $5.85 million buyer of the Balmain East home of architect Brian Zulaikha and artist Janet Laurence.
The award-winning one-bedroom home was sold by Shannan Whitney of BresicWhitney, in conjunction with Modern House.
The initial price guide for the Datchett St house on its 141 sqm holding had been $5.25 million.
Designed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer with Drew Heath undertaking its construction, it won both the Australian Institute of Architects National Award for Residential Architecture and the NSW Residential Alterations and Additions Award in 2007.
The home, without car access overlooks a foreshore park surrounded by fern gardens.
It was marketed as “influenced by the couple’s love of Japan”.
Whitney added it was “responsive to the seasons and the weather – a transformative experience to anyone who lives there or visits”.
The couple, who had lived in the neighbourhood since the late 1970s, had bought the land for $1.060 million in 2002.
It had been a munitions store which was not demolished but rather adapted and extended keeping the old industrial concrete ceiling and beams.
Led by co-founders, Mike Cannon Brookes and Scott Farquhar, Atlassian staff have certainly contributed firepower to the Sydney prestige property scene.
Amy Glancey, the Atlassian chief of staff spent $9.3 million last year on the former Tamarama abode of fashion designer Gail Elliott and Joe Coffey.
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