North Melbourne Gasworks, 90 Macaulay Road
When Architecture Becomes Art
Utterly unique, brilliantly bespoke, this sophisticated, stimulating award-winning residence by renowned architecture practice Multiplicity reflects an innovative, imaginative approach that re-defines the concept of 'warehouse conversion'. This is far more than that. "It's really a piece of art and I think this place will appeal to someone who really understands not just architecture, but how difficult it is to transform what was once a heritage building into something that is so fine." says leading Australian design critic Stephen Crafti.
The sheer volume of the dimensions, dramatically illustrated by a soaring void, complements craftsmanship of exceptional skill - both period and present day - throughout a design that lends itself to relaxed living, unforgettable entertaining and alluring accommodation. "The spaces are truly flexible. Whether you're in the dramatic living room, the study beneath the entry, or the main bathroom which overlooks a famous football oval, you get the sense this is a very bespoke house where everything's been considered." Crafti says. Ingenious, inviting and totally private, this address has featured on ABC TV's 'Restorations Australia', was a finalist in the international Habitus Home Of The Year 2019, won the most recent Victorian Architecture Award for Heritage Creative Adaption in 2019 and has been recognised by the prestigious Robyn Bord Foundation.
Further and significant scope exists to extend (STCA) into the full height ceiling cavity of approx. 60sqm. This relatively simple transformation presents significant opportunities (STCA) as additional living space, bedrooms, storage, or home office. A simple conversion can add additional bedrooms or living spaces.
'Mixed use' zoning offers a multitude of potential uses applications including the consulting suite, gallery space, luxury lifestyle retreat (e.g. bed & breakfast), other home based business, medical centre type use and many others, several without the necessity for a planning permit.
It appreciates the traverse of the sun by day, the glow of the moon at night and enjoys outlooks to a Japanese inspired garden while just beyond, the local pool, the Queen Victoria Market, the Metro tunnel station site and the CBD await. Secure garaging. University HS zoning. Stunning.