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Feb142011

Stalking in brick

Here's what the agent says .... "This superlative warehouse conversion in "Leicester House" an historic 1880's building provides privacy and vast spaces. It features soaring warehouse ceilings, huge original arched timber windows, exposed red brick walls, imposing brick archways of 65 cm depth and high gloss timber floors. By day it is imposing and by night dramatic." Expressions of interest ... means big bucks. What do you think? Great space but would you do it differently? Link here while it lasts. (Thanks Maddie!)

Reader Comments (13)

I really don't like the blue couch in the living room, and I'd probably add some sort of divider between that room and the dining space. But I love the beams on the ceiling and the brick walls. If I lived here I'd add more antique and period furniture to accent the older feel of the building and maybe a few modern details, rather than the white walls and white furniture up against them.

Now all I need to do is move to Australia from Arizona and meet with the agent!

14 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

I just love the space! I would probably decorate it quite differently but the walls and the beams. Oh!

14 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSamma

bricks & chandelier - wonderful combo!

14 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDesign Elements

Oh I'm in Australia and not any steps closer than you. Alas alas

14 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPixelHazard

It's beautiful space! But that carpet! Doesn't the wood ceiling take care of the acoustical bounce issues you have in a loft?
That carpet must go! (Please let the seller know for me, thank you).

14 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpriscilla

priscilla, wheres the wood on this ceiling?

its concrete..

14 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commentereili

I love the brick walls! That's one of the things I definitely want when I buy a house.

14 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren S

gorgeous space, shame about the furnishings, but i suppose the new owner could take care of that... oh if it were only me!

14 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpolish chick

The first pic just looks like too much space ... I lived in a loft a couple of years ago and having so much undefined room drove me crazy. The following pictures are wonderful, though - I love the bedroom and the office. The bathroom is crazy awesome : )

14 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAsh

The blue couch looks so uninviting....

15 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranne

who are these people commenting, Molly doesn't like the sofa, and thinks there should be a room divider (in a loft, go figure!), and also think the place should have more period pieces (Molly its a loft conversion, period pieces would be the office or industrial furniture that were originally found in a loft), Pixel Hazard is more on the money, i think we could aspire at best to be invited to a dinner at a place like that, or own it in a very low income area and finish it more roughly. Priscilla - the carpet is a gorgeous faded kilm and it goes perfectly. the cieling is wood beams and what appears to be wood ontop of the beams.

people, is this a design community or a "if I won the lottery" blog.... I feel that many of the places so wonderfully chosen on this blog yes they do highlight expensive tastes but these tastes are not new riche but rather very stayed and thoughtful design work of professionals.

15 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzach

While I'm not crazy about the sofa or the armchairs, I think the rest of the apartment is stunning. Why is it that Australians have such fabulous houses ? I love the combination of antique, modern and ethnic. The designer/owner did a wonderful job.

6 Nov 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Not a fan of the bathroom or the office space - i believe they are too modern for the rest of the house.
A warehouse conversion is my ultimate dream space to design.
I would say that this is probably my favourite conversion that i have seen so far.

Milena

9 Nov 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMilena

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