A slice of history converted to a state-of-the-art inner city retreat featuring huge free-flowing entertaining and living zones over 340 square metres, with soaring vaulted ceilings. Just metres to the famous South Melbourne market and a host of attractions.
The Mechanics Institute Hall – think Victorian era guild or trades halls. Almost churchlike. This modern conversion plays with scale and height, positive and negative space, open and enclosed. Love the kitchen, the spiral staircase and the soaring grey ceilings, the clever use of half walls of storage to divide spaces and the privacy of the bedroom and bathroom tucked away in the mezzanine but a little confused by the large box like lights.
Here’s a video walkthrough:
It is being auctioned today, grab it while you can!
A magnificent chapel conversion, The Chapel in Mayfield provides home for those appreciating originality,a sense of history and elaborate style.
This warehouse conversion is in Melbourne’s inner city Abbotsford, a modern refit of an old warehouse shell.
Vast living spaces, soaring ceilings set this magnificent Fitzroy, Australia residence in a class of its own. The handsome bluestone building was built as The Bible Christian Church in 1860.
It’s Sunday, so time for another church conversion (my favourites, large windows, space, what else you need?) This chapel situated in the quaint Flemish village of Bazel (not the Swiss one) has been reconverted into 2 loft-type houses. The building was built in the second half of the 19th century by Countess Villain XIIII next to the castle of Wissekerke as a place where the children of the village are be educated.
This spacious and tastefully-decorated contemporary loft is a conversion of a former wool store located in Tenerife, Spain and displays an interesting mix of modern design, industrial elements and outdoor areas.
In the Boros residence â€“ a former Second World War air raid shelter built in 1942 in central Berlin â€“ visitors can easily lose their way in the maze-like corridors of bare concrete.
This chapel remodel is amazing: a minimalist conversion of a stunning stone-built Grade II-listed former Methodist chapel (1868) in peaceful countryside on the Dorset / Wiltshire border. A once austere religious place is now a beautiful house to worship. Designed by Gary Tarn and for sale through The Modern House Real Estate Agents here, for a sum of Â£1,780,000 (about 2,75 million in USD)…
Rarely one comes across a home as stunning as this! A spectacular 13500 Sqft residence in a 1862 limestone loft building in the heart of Tribeca, finely renovated to retain the structure’s original character with finishes of the highest quality. Light and scale are second to none, with ceiling heights ranging from 12-15 feet and original cast iron columns.
Originally a gum factory, The Wrigley Building dates back to the early 1900s. Freight elevators complement the industrial motif, and if you’re lucky, a few units have a freight elevator that enters right into the loft!
Established by John Knox, The Kirk was built in 1867 in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick. The building features brick polychrome which was at the height of its popularity during its construction. Alternating cream and umber brick mark the gear-tooth points and wrap the building in tiny quoins. The church became an icon for the community with its style being mimicked in a nearby substation as well as homes.
For today, I brought a large gray and red loft in New York. The living room has plenty of space. The red accent color is repeated all over the place.
When Hollie and Sean Strasburg bought their loft in the Tire Town building in Salt Lake City, they knew immediately that they wanted to bring the space back to its industrial roots.
A former warehouse was transformed into this modern loft in Brussels, Belgium by SHSH architects. The goal was to create an experience of colors and textures – on a limited budget. The concept revolved around the loft as ‘the ocean’ and constructed elements (kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom) as ‘the islands’.
In the heart of Mount Pleasant’s brewery district, just a short walk away from a variety of restaurants and breweries, you’ll find the Mecca. This double-height, Insane Vancouver Loft is most probably the largest unit in the building.
You could miss this industrial loft for a library – a huge bookshelf dominates the living room.