Jun 2, 2011

You're kidding? This was once a Factory?

With richly toned timber floors,
soaring ceilings with interesting lines,
masses of huge windows & luscious finishes,
it's hard to imagine that this home 
was once a sad little factory.
It's currently for sale,
so let's check it out.
Disciplined selection of finishes 
means the exterior spaces 
just seem to belong
to the interiors. 
All that lovely timber helps.
The home was recently 
converted from it's humble factory origins 
by Jackson Clements Burrows.
Oh, ok then, 
I'll show you a sneak peek of
some of their other work.
This rather tasty house is located 
in the ruggedly beautiful terrain 
of the Mornington Peninsula.
And it shows you the style for which 
the architects are known. 
Now back to our house for sale....
They have kept the fabulous
saw tooth rafters and the lofty high ceilings.
Even kept the ducting exposed,
but all neatly painted out to white.
So there is a subtle reference to the factory.
I love timber floors in bathrooms, 
although I know a lot of other people don't.
But you can see how much the 
timber floorboards warm up this space.
So much more personality than a flat ceiling,
don't you think?
The dramatic colour scheme in the corridors,
of black, red and grey,
create a sense of anticipation about 
what may lay around the corner.
While all the individual rooms have white walls
to tie it all together. 
A fabulously spacious desk. 
Yes, we all want one of those! 
But it is only here, 
at the front facade,
with it's glorious parapet brick wall, 
that there is an obvious reference 
to the building's origins. 

Your thoughts?
 Would you like to live here?

 Property location: 44 Nicholson St South Yarra Melbourne Victoria
Images & Agent details: Bennison Mackinnon


  1. how cool is the tall glass shaft in the first image..just fabulous..have a lovely day, virginia..xx meenal

  2. I certainly wouldn't say no. I like the clean-ness of white walls, acting as a canvas to introduce colour and texture with furnishings. Not too sure about the dark corridors, but I'm sure it all comes together well.

  3. Virginia, I love the Mornington Peninsula House! Amazing!!! The timber (in both houses) is divine. I agree, the timber always warms things up.
    I also love the study with the log bench & shelf.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog!
    Jodie x

  4. Yes I would definitely live here, when can I move in? he he!...it's a gorgeous home and the timber always does it for me :))
    Hope you are having a good day

  5. I can't believe that used to be a factory! They do great work. That dining table and bathroom are quite dreamy...

    Thanks for your sweet comment yesterday!

  6. I would'nt live there. I want the house to come to Rosendal and live with me! That would blow the little community away :D

    Love from Hello baby!

  7. Incredible, this wonderful house used to be a factory?
    Amazing architecture and all that timber work.
    Great find, congratulations.
    Have a nice Friday.

  8. would love to, looks sensational. i'm also loving all of their kitchen designs, v.cool. i few images going in the reno file.

    have a great weekend x


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