Balmain is full of historic big houses as well as sweet old little homes. If you journey down Darling Street past all those cafes and wonderful shops you will find Balmain East, also known as Old Balmain.
I could walk and sketch for days about the small suburb and still have more old buildings to choose from. On the corner of Johnston and Darling Streets I found a fine cafe to settle at and drew this building opposite. I'm not sure of its original purpose but it was established in 1870 and the cracked walls and peeling paint just added to the character of the interesting facade.