Heaven is dark and moody. No bright, white light. No pearly gates and fluffy clouds. No, it is an apartment in a Collingwood, Melbourne warehouse by Wolveridge Architects. Exposed brick, old timbers, leather, a slightly fussy wallpaper. Bliss. No, I mean heaven!
I love a warehouse refurb and today I have two. One a condo with history and loads of style. The other a commercial space with history and loads of style. But they have more than that in common. They are both designs by Jessica Helgerson. I can put my hand on my heart and say there is not a thing I would change. Lofty praise indeed. Oooooh did I just say that!
P.S. Photography by Lincoln Barbour.
There is a tease, a peek at what lies behind the old brick walls. Modern metal lines cut across the void left between old buildings hinting at the warehouse conversion inside. The drama all happens at the back where the upper level living areas open wide to the sky and neighbouring industrial brick walls. Inner city living in the past and into the future in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Link here while it lasts.
Rainy day, a lull between customers, the shop is momentarily empty, quick online real estate stalking, oops hop off the computer, say hello to new customer as they walk in. That will teach me. (Hi Megan nice to meet you today!) Found this warehouse in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Just about my favourite suburb in my favourite Australian city. Even better this conversion is actually two homes. You bet I’m taking the ground floor one with the courtyard, the trusses and the cool brick. But you can come visit and stay in the other one. I better stop stalking and get back to work. Link here while it lasts.
What lies behind this brick wall? A workshop? A warehouse? A fallen in roof and a pile of pigeon poop? How about a serene oasis of painted brick walls, wooden beams, soaring ceilings and a restrained neutral palette. Simply stylish. Simply cool. A perfect base for inner city living. An escape from the hurly burly. A lovely conversion of an old embroidery factory. Unfortunately (for me) now sold. Link here.