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Strike while the iron’s hot at North Melbourne foundry conversion

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Magnificent conversion of an old iron foundry

A circa-1900 iron foundry transformed by a top architecture firm has just hit the market.

With three bedrooms and industrial-style interiors, the property at 120 Curzon St, North Melbourne was part of a captivating conversion done by Six Degrees Architects around 2003.

Involved in its conversion and design, firm director Mark Healy lived there for about a year before moving to a bigger space.

It now has a price range of $1.475-$1.6 million.

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Oregon roof trusses are part of the aesthetic of the old iron foundry.

Floor to ceiling glass doors open to a full-width balcony.

It was the family home of Six Degrees Architects director Mark Healy in the early 2000s.

“The property had a generous feel to it with large volumes,” Mr Healy said.

“A solid brick building with good light and views, it retained much of its older character.

“The warehouse had a straightforward layout but it was interesting trying to get a garden aspect for the sleeping level.”

Standout features include a rooftop terrace, Japanese garden, a 600-bottle wine cellar, plus windows and doors retrieved from Melbourne’s Capitol Theatre.

Mr Healy said the original oregon trusses were reconfigured and relocated to make something out of them.

“It is a large warehouse (conversion) compared to what you’ll find these days, where they tend to chop things off into smaller apartment-sized spaces,” Mr Healy said.

“We tried to express its big volume through the open staircase that winds its way up and the steel frame that runs through the middle.

“We channelled that old industrial construction and aesthetic while respecting its old feel.”

The kitchen features stainless steel Smeg fixtures and a marble breakfast bar.

In the heart of North Melbourne, it is expected to sell for $1.475-$1.6 million.

The garden is incorporated into the sleeping area.

Nelson Alexander Carlton North agent Nicholas West said the property had big open spaces, double height ceilings and floor to ceiling glass doors.

“Anything is called a warehouse these days but this one is authentic,” Mr West said.

“And it is suited to a broad audience.

“People wanting to work from home, young families and professionals are all looking at it.”

A 600-bottle wine cellar.

Other features include storage space, split-system airconditioning, hydronic heating and polished floorboards.

Projects by Six Degrees include the 3RRR Studios, The Ticketmaster offices on Lonsdale St, Vaults Precinct at Federation Square and ACMI X on Southbank.

The property is set to go to auction on March 16.

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