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A Huge Family Warehouse Apartment In The Heart Of Richmond

On The Market

What’s better than an apartment in the middle of Melbourne’s bustling Richmond? Two apartments! This New York loft-style warehouse conversion combines two already large flats into one sprawling inner-city home.

Another fun fact? The whole double-storey, 520+ square metre (!) she-bang is on the market. Have a sticky beak below.

12th May, 2021

This warehouse conversion combines two previously separate apartments into one sprawling family home! Photography – Chris Alexander

Being in the centre of Richmond, the city views are exceptional! Photography – Chris Alexander

The upstairs floor is a parent’s retreat containing a lounge, kitchen, main bedroom and ensuite. Photography – Chris Alexander

The dining room is connected to the kitchen and living space in the open plan zone. Photography – Chris Alexander

There is space for 4,000 books in this New York loft-style home. Photography – Chris Alexander

Downstairs are two secondary bedrooms, lounge and bathrooms a.k.a the kids’ floor. This is one epic inner city family home! Photography – Chris Alexander

Sasha Gattermayr
Wednesday 12th May 2021

Grand warehouse conversions are few and far between in Melbourne. Especially ones this big!

At approximately 520 square metres, this five-bedroom family home is split across two storeys to accommodate all generations of a large and ageing family. The building was reportedly constructed in the 1870s as a clothing factory, before being reincarnated as an art gallery, photo studio, architects’ office and finally a residential apartment block in the 1990s.

When the current homeowners acquired the property in 2015, it was just the one unit on the first floor for sale. While entranced by the five metre high ceilings and city views, they envisioned a multi-storey home for their family, with the downstairs floor as a teenager’s wing and a level upstairs revamped as the parents’ retreat.

A successful door knock later, and the owners of the unit downstairs agreed to sell, delivering the owners their dream property! They enlisted designers Florian Kaiser and Alice Parker to help them with the renovation, as well as the Cod Build construction team to realise their final vision.

The result is a jaw-dropping grand warehouse containing four bathrooms, a study, terrace, multiple living zones, garage and luxe kitchen. Exposed timber beams and glorious lofty ceilings give a nod to the building’s former industrial character.

Tucked in the desirable pocket just off Swan Street, inner-city living doesn’t get much better than this!

2-3/29 Gipps Street will be sold by Peter Stephens and Isabelle McEwan Marion from Nelson Alexander via private auction on Thursday June 3rd. See the full listing here.

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