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rare balaclava warehouse conversion with rich history hits the market

Written by The ReReport

The eye-catching interior of 7 Balston St, Balaclava.

WAREHOUSE homes are a rarity in the Balaclava area, making this spectacular conversion a true gem.
The 1910 building at 7 Balston St had been the site of stables, a printing workshop, rubber goods manufacturers, piano repairers and greeting card makers before being converted into four residences in 1993, according to the home’s vendors.
They’ve owned it since 1994, and are now set to send the pad under the hammer on October 27 with a $2.6-$2.8 million price guide.

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The warehouse with a rich history was converted into apartments in 1993.

The home blends industrial and contemporary styles.

Marshall White selling agent Fiona Ansell-Jones said the conversion had united original industrial features — including exposed brick, steel-framed windows and soaring vaulted ceilings — with contemporary flourishes.
The result was a warm, light-filled pad with plenty of character.

Indoor and outdoor spaces meld together at the property.

One of the three bedrooms.

“It’s a pretty rare opportunity in this part of town,” Ms Ansell-Jones said.
“You find a lot of warehouses are over in Collingwood and Fitzroy.”
The vast main living and dining room features double-height ceilings, a gas fireplace and stone kitchen, and opens out via bi-fold doors to a leafy courtyard.
A bar, retreat, garage and three bedrooms and bathrooms split over the home’s two levels complete the package.

The upstairs retreat.

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