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An Architect-Renovated, Three-Storey Converted Warehouse Is For Sale In Collingwood!

On The Market

Here at The Design Files we feel a little invested in today’s On The Market property, because it’s actually our neighbour!

We’ve watched the converted warehouse renovations from afar over the past couple of years, so we’re so excited to finally see the finished result!

With three bedrooms, garage parking, and architect-designed new interiors, we can safely say there aren’t many Melbourne homes like this one. Take a closer look before it heads to auction next month. 

27th May, 2021

This newly-renovated converted warehouse is for sale in Collingwood. Photo – supplied by Jellis Craig

The owners completed the renovations with Robert Nichol & Sons architects. Photo – supplied by Jellis Craig

Special attention has been paid to bringing light into the home through a void spanning all three levels, and the clever artificial scheme by lighting designers Mint. Photo – supplied by Jellis Craig

Owner Katarina’s favourite room is open-plan kitchen/dining area with large fully openable windows throughout. Photo – supplied by Jellis Craig

The home spans three storeys. Photo – supplied by Jellis Craig

Bathrooms are contemporary and light. Photo – supplied by Jellis Craig

The top floor serves as its own private level complete with the main bedroom, en suite, and sitting area opening to a glorious rooftop terrace. Photo – supplied by Jellis Craig

Converted warehouses with parking don’t come around often in Melbourne’s inner-north! Photo – supplied by Jellis Craig

Amelia Barnes
Thursday 27th May 2021

‘It is a one-of-a-kind property and a lot of love and careful consideration went into every detail.’ – John Wark

If you were to buy this converted Collingwood warehouse, here’s the lifestyle you can expect. Daily coffees and sandwiches from Burnside (the best in the business – located just 130 metres from your front door); dinners at your local Builders Arms Hotel (240 metres away); morning strolls through Fitzroy Gardens (550 metres away); window shopping on Gertrude Street; and seven minute tram rides into the city. How do we know this? Because we work on the same street!

Add to this an architect-renovated, converted warehouse and you have one very exciting home that’s on the market.

Originally built in the 1950s, the building was converted into residences in 2001.

Property developer John Wark and lawyer Katarina Palmgren bought the home 12 years ago after narrowly missing out on a neighbouring property. The pair undertook some renovations upon settling in 2009, but it wasn’t until 2018 that major works began.

‘We embarked on a total renovation, reconfiguring the interior layout and adding a third level and a rooftop terrace,’ says John.

‘We worked together with Robert Nichol & Sons architects to create what is to us the perfect inner-city home. Katarina did all the interior design with the aim of creating a warm, homely yet cool warehouse living space.’

Special attention has been paid to bringing light into the home through a void spanning all three levels, and a clever lighting scheme designed by  Mint.

The ground floor alone contains two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a garage, followed by the open-plan communal spaces on the first level. The top floor then serves as its own private level complete with the main bedroom, en suite, and sitting area opening to a glorious rooftop terrace.

‘It is a one-of-a-kind property and a lot of love and careful consideration went into every detail when creating this unique inner-city home,’ says John.

John and Katarina initially had no intention of selling, but after catching the renovating bug, they’ve found another project they’re keen to tackle.

Converted warehouses with three bedrooms and parking don’t come around often in Melbourne’s inner-north, so be sure to take a look if you’re in the market!

10 Little Oxford Street, Collingwood, Victoria will be sold by Simon Shrimpton at Jellis Craig via auction on Saturday June 19 at 12.30pm. See the full listing here.

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