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An Epic Converted Factory House In Carlton Hits The Market

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This house has lived many lives. Situated behind an industrial facade, the site has been a pub, factory and community centre in the century and a half since it was built. It was even struck by lightning on New Year’s Day in 1894!

However, since 2014, this property has been a loved private residence. With a sympathetic renovation by Kennedy Nolan that transformed the crumbling historic block into a modern three-story home (still retaining that gorgeous industrial facade), the space contains all the trimmings of luxe contemporary living, just a short stroll from one of the inner north’s most lively pockets.

Are you the next chapter in this storied property’s life?

4th May, 2021

Since the 1870s, this block has held a pub, a factory and a community centre before becoming a private residence in 2014. Photo – Axiom Photography.

The original factory walls sit perfectly preserved at the front and rear of the property, gesturing towards the site’s storied history. Photo – Axiom Photography.

The industrial facade is painted over with a colourful mural. Photo – Axiom Photography.

The rear garden contains a raised back terrace, which presses up against the original factory wall on the boundary line. Photo – Axiom Photography.

From the rear terrace, you can see one of the downstairs bedrooms; the main bedroom and sitting room on the first floor; and the living room balcony and kitchen window on the top. An external staircase leads from the raised terrace up to the first floor deck. Photo – Axiom Photography.

A masterful renovation by Kennedy Nolan has seen the old factory building transformed into a modern, three-storey home. They devised an inspired and original layout! Photo – Axiom Photography.

The top level contains an open-plan living and dining zone, as well as panoramic views out over Carlton. Photo – Axiom Photography.

A slender kitchen runs alongside the dining room balcony, which overlooks the rear garden. Photo – Axiom Photography.

Photo – Axiom Photography.

A lift and an internal staircase connect all three floors. Photo – Axiom Photography.

The main bedroom sits on the first floor. Photo – Axiom Photography.

The main bedroom ensuite. Photo – Axiom Photography.

Sasha Gattermayr
Tuesday 4th May 2021

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

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