Fancy living the warehouse dream in Collingwood? Well in that case, we have your next dream rental scoped out.
Peak rental season has kicked off which means competition is fierce to snag the home of your dreams. With so many listings on the market at realestate.com.au, it can be hard to know which ones to apply for.
That’s where I step in – I spot the dream rentals for you so that all you need to do is apply.
First up is this ultra-cool warehouse-style penthouse in Collingwood – 28/125 Oxford Street.
Collingwood in Melbourne’s Northside is notorious for its warehouse-style homes. Large open-plan spaces are taken over by trendy hipsters who love the high ceilings and quirky history of the buildings in the area which are generally converted from old factories.
This two-bedroom apartment is located on the top floor of the Foy and Gibson building which was formerly a department store.
The living area features some incredible design elements including timber floorboards, slatted industrial windows, a long steel galley kitchen and a mammoth-sized chalkboard.
There’s even professional lighting in this room which means as day turns to night, there’s no doubt the party will continue on.
Collingwood converted warehouse
Your potential landlord is an architect, so has modified the space to include some very cool design elements. The floor to ceiling steel drum is one of these features where inside you can find a pantry on the first floor and a shower on the second floor.
The bedrooms are located on the second floor and are both well sized leading on to the rooftop patio which boasts sweeping views of Collingwood and beyond.
The master bedroom, however, is where you really want to be, not only does it have its own kitchenette, but access to another rooftop.
Listing agent Madeleine Saric from Gotham Real Estate says that so far interest in the property has been high and she expects the loft to go quite quickly
“At our first open we had 16 groups come through and on our second we had 14,” she says.
“It’s a unique property and the landlord is wanting to find the right applicant for it, one that gets the vibe and feel for the place, so he’s in no rush.”
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