This striking industrial brick building sits loud and proud among its more diminutive neighbours on a narrow street Carlton. A colourful, graphic mural covers its facade, while greenery from the internal courtyard that lies just beyond the threshold peeks through a framed opening. Even from the outside, this is a special house.
Originally built sometime in the mid-1800s, the property took the form of a pub, a factory and a community centre before being developed as a private residence in 2014. It quickly underwent a glowing renovation by Kennedy Nolan, who transformed the crumbling property into a fabulous inner-city retreat.
The three-storey home is sandwiched within the factory’s original walls, with internal gardens at both the front and rear of the new build. Two bedrooms occupy the ground floor, the rearmost one opening up onto the back garden. On the middle floor sits the main bedroom and its ensuite, home study, and sitting room, all serviced by a private deck.
The top level houses all the communal areas, in a sun-drenched open plan room. This living and dining area with a connecting north-facing balcony overlooks the garden, while a slender kitchen juts out slightly further with a view over the first floor deck. All storeys are connected by an internal staircase and lift.
We are already jealous of whoever pounces on this amazing home!
20-22 Pitt Street will be sold by Arch Staver and David Sanguinedo from Nelson Alexander on Saturday, May 22nd at 1pm. See the full listing here.