A Melbourne CBD Apartment Embraces Its Industrial History

A Melbourne CBD Apartment Embraces Its Industrial History


This circa 1870 condominium in the coronary heart of Melbourne’s CBD was at first a dressmakers’ manufacturing facility, before being divided into units in the 1980s. 10 yrs following originally paying for this apartment, the proprietors engaged Melanie Beynon, previously of Meme Style and design, now Melanie Beynon Architecture, to lastly overhaul its described rooms, low light-weight and minimum air motion. ‘They weren’t savoring the residing expertise and saw there was likely to boost it,’ says Melanie. ‘We noticed the option to open up out the house and embrace the heritage of the creating.’ It was Melanie’s eyesight to strip back again features included in the 1980s renovation, and aim on the space’s interesting mix of Victorian and industrial characteristics.

Drawing on New York City loft apartments for inspiration, Melanie built a a lot more open room, with partitions instead of partitions to determine zones. A significant sliding glass screen divides the master bedroom and created-in robe from the dwelling places to make it possible for a degree of privateness, while introducing a dynamic enjoy of mild and movement. High ceilings, solid timber doors, and exposed brick add more visual interest, along with powder coated metals softened by stained timbers and the stone bench tops tops. 

When incorporating a balcony to the condominium was regretably not permitted, Melanie’s style activates the apartment’s home windows and doors to superior embrace the adjacent laneway. 

With the most effective of Melbourne’s CBD basically on this apartment’s doorstep, we can safely and securely contact this place an interior-city desire!



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