A Very ‘Melbourne’ Warehouse Renovation In Fitzroy’s Former Chocolate Factory
The former MacRobertson’s confectionery factory comprises some of Fitzroy’s most prominent historical residential architecture. The complex stems back to the 1880s, eventually occupying multiple buildings in the area, most of which are still standing today as converted warehouse apartments.
Lauren Bruce and Hannah McNeill bought one of these apartments in 2020 with hopes of renovating down the track, only a flood fast tracked their plans! In repairing the damage, they were able to open up the ground floor of the apartment for improved flow and natural light, while introducing warm materials that offset the industrial features of the building.
The result is full of colour and character — a perfect reflection of the couple and their dog Rosie!
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