137 Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Victorian to contemporary: a conversion masterpiece
This landmark corner shopfront, formerly The Old Curiosity Shop, has been brilliantly transformed into a light-filled 2-level residence by architect Kirsty Fletcher of the award-winning Rexroth Mannasmann Collective. Minutes from the Gertrude Street fashion precinct and the Carlton Gardens, here is an inner city sanctuary, secluded from the street and opening to a serene courtyard garden with off-street parking. Filled with northerly light and immaculately presented, the home offers a versatile floor plan comprising a spacious living and dining room with soaring semi-glazed ceiling and gas log fire; charming sitting room/study; bespoke kitchen (stainless steel benchtops, quality appliances) and informal meals flowing through multifolds to the courtyard; upper-level main bedroom/retreat with ensuite, walk-in wardrobe and balcony with Fitzroy views; two further double bedrooms, second elegant bathroom and laundry. Combining period grace with cool contemporary style, this unique residence features polished concrete floors, fine cabinetry, open fireplaces, ducted heating and split-system air conditioning.