As far as warehouse conversions go, it’s slim pickings in Australia. Inner-city warehouses with the history and heritage of the likes found in New York City are just too hard to come by.
So when we find one done right, you can bet your last dollar that we’re going to tell you about it.
Within the skeleton of one of Collingwood’s Foy & Gibson buildings from 1887 is this spectacular residence that’s staggered across three levels beneath a towering 10m Oregon-trussed ceiling.
A light-filled atrium forms the centrepiece of the pad, oozing “rich industrial aesthetic with uncompromising flair.”
A sunroom opens to a rooftop deck and secluded terrace for those balmy summer nights, while the custom-built kitchen against the exposed quadruple-brick walls will become the place to cook up hearty winter feasts during the colder months.
There’s also a mezzanine library, two huge bedrooms with ensuites, a study, dual king-sized loft spaces with a powder room, full laundry, storeroom, ducted heating, a/c, Baltic pine floors, and a secure car space. For the price, however, you could argue that only one car space is egregious.
Unassumingly nestled within the relaxed neighbourhood that is the in the Smith-Brunswick-Gertrude Streets’ gourmet and culture precinct, check out more of 18/79 Oxford Street, Collingwood.
Priced at $2,000,000 – $2,200,000, you can see more of the loft in the gallery above and see the full listing at realestate.com.au.
Imagery courtesy of JellisCraig.