120 Curzon Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Magnificent warehouse conversion
I purchased 120 Curzon Street in 2003 after it was converted by Six Degree Architects and have lived at the property ever since. It’s been a joy and inspiration to live in a bespoke warehouse conversion filled with the history of the original iron foundry and amazing design features, while also being highly modern and practical.
The history of the property is evident everywhere, from the striking original inverted Oregon trusses in the main living area, brick façade, to the original iron foundry door used now to access under-stair storage. I have always been particularly impressed with the East facing windows and doors reclaimed from the Capitol Theatre in Swanston street and modernised with stained-glass.
Living in the property is all about light and space. 15-ft floor-to-ceiling windows, sky-lights and stained-glass windows showcase the property in different ways and colours throughout the day and seasons. The windows perfectly frame red sunsets to the west and make for an awesome display of storms and lightning, viewed from the lounge room. My favourite modern feature is the Japanese garden that creates a sense of tranquility for the two rear bedrooms. Despite the historic features, the property is modern, convenient and very comfortable. Each day I walk to work, as the city is only 2 kms away, although I often choose to work from home in the purpose-built office with a separate entrance to the street.
There’s a lot to explore in North Melbourne with plenty of terrific cafes, shops & parklands to visit and public transport is also nearby. We have also enjoyed the extra features in the property, like hydronic heating, powerful air-conditioning, heaps of storage, the rustic wine cellar capable of storing over 600 bottles and the secure parking for 2 cars.
120 Curzon Street has been our family home for 15 years and has truly been a delight to live in.
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