I like my brick old and tumbled and recycled and on the floor. I would sell my first born, if I had one, for a warehouse space like this where the brick was underfoot, heavy old beams above and walls of glass to let in the light. I would definitely have to tweak the furniture, make the persian rugs larger 9 (and maybe moroccan?), action some large art and change the doona cover(!) but the space itself? Yummy. Stalking beautiful old brick floors in Annandale, Sydney. Link here while it lasts.
The kind folks over at London estate agency Domus Nova sent over some photos of a SWEET converted warehouse in Notting Hill for sale – that happens to be superstar interior and portrait photographer Simon Upton. It’s a beautiful space and Simon’s decor is impeccable – love the ethnic touches and mixes of eras with the vintage furnishings. Here are a bit of details about it: A private ground floor entrance leads to a double-height entrance hall lit by huge overhead skylights. From here a staircase leads to a vast living space which is pitched to double-height in the centre. This impressive open plan room spans nearly 50 feet in length and measures over 1000 square feet. In the centre, a sky-lit mezzanine creates a sizeable master bedroom with further space for a home office area. The white washed room is floored by lime washed ash wood throughout and is lit by sky lights and large industrial style windows. The property further comprises a second bedroom, a family bathroom with a traditional roll-top bath and a useful utility room. At the top is a private roof terrace… I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Simon must have taken these photos. 😉 (Link HERE)
Ah yes. Real estate stalking. My last for the week is this inner city Melbourne warehouse. The long time home of an artist it is a wonderful mix of Victorian era industrial, warm timbers and garden oasis. Rambling vines soften the facade while soaring tree ferns shade the inner courtyard. Hard to imagine that you are in Fitzroy almost in the shadows of the city skyscrapers. A little jewel on the hard gritty streets. Link here while it lasts.
Late afternoon. The sun is hanging low in the west. A cool breeze nips and snaps to remind me that winter hasn’t quite gone yet. I’m sitting waiting for friends to arrive. Wine, cheese, light the fire when the sun goes down. Jazz and chicken pot pie for dinner. Maybe mushy pies. A movie with orange almond cake during the interval. (Remember intervals and choc top cones?) Easy going, relaxed and just perfect. A bit like this warehouse space. Warm, cosy, real. Perfect for a Saturday afternoon with friends. Found at the always inspiring Airspace Locations. The Shoe Factory.
I’m running behind with my packing. I’m starting to worry. Actually I’m freaking out. Still got time for stalking though. Melbourne’s inner suburbs are well known for their warehouse and workshop conversions. Here’s one in Richmond. Historic industrial facade (the Richmond Fire Station stables), sleek minimalist interior. Link here while it lasts.