A deceiving facade with a wow interior was the plan during the renovation of this period home in Brunswick West.
The finished product was a success with a traditional facade, but with a warehouse-style interior influenced by interiors in Dubai.
While the facade has kept its original period structure, the charcoal colour that 16 James St is painted gives the first hint to the bespoke interior.
The property is heading to auction on November 23 with price hopes of $1.05-$1.15 million.
Nicole Gervasi Moonee Ponds agent Nikki Gervasi said the couple that owned the house during the renovation were “very quirky”.
“They were inspired by Dubai, where they saw a lot of timber ceilings and quirky stuff, so they implemented it into Brunswick,” Ms Gervasi said.
They sold the property about five years later to the vendors, who are only selling because they are moving interstate for work.
Ms Gervasi said the biggest wow factor was when you walked into the living room with the timber suspended ceiling, exposed brick, suspended fireplace and statement staircase.
“It has a really cool industrial warehouse feel to it, along with strawberry artwork on the kitchen cabinetry,” she said.
Two bedrooms are positioned at the front of the house, followed by the main bathroom and open-plan living area.
The elevated dining room is below the curved staircase that leads upstairs to the main bedroom suite with walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and a study/living area.
Bi-fold doors on a curved wall in the dining room lead outside to the private backyard with built-in barbecue.