50 George Street, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065
'Brooklyn': a heritage landmark with unlimited potential
Create Fitzroy's most imposing residence! At the elegant East Melbourne end of George Street, this much-admired property, encapsulating layers of history, was built in 1865 and later extended in Ecclesiastical Gothic style with a double loggia façade by the New York entrepreneur Joseph Levy. Later a boarding house, this grand building bordering the Gertrude Street design precinct and Brunswick Street cafes is now The Brooklyn Arts Hotel, a convivial European-style pension owned by the filmmaker and designer Maggie Fooke. Presently configured as 14-room accommodation with opulent 1880s features, superbly proportioned living rooms and bedrooms, 'Brooklyn' is suitable for conversion to a luxurious family home, with scope (STCA) for the creation of a second residence with access to Little Gore Street.