DescriptionIn the cosmopolitan heartland of one of the world's most exciting cities, this spectacular urban loft is a serene sanctuary, yet just a stone's throw from the action. Take the lift to the second floor in the former MacRobertson's chocolate factory to one of just a handful of apartments in this iconic conversion. Your home ... Read More
In the cosmopolitan heartland of one of the world's most exciting cities, this spectacular urban loft is a serene sanctuary, yet just a stone's throw from the action. Take the lift to the second floor in the former MacRobertson's chocolate factory to one of just a handful of apartments in this iconic conversion. Your home away from home commands a quiet corner of Melbourne's café and design precinct and is just a short tram ride from the CBD and the city's sporting hub. Huge industrial steel windows flood every room with natural light, showcasing a selection of artworks from local and national painters and printmakers. As the sun goes down, fire up the barbecue on the terrace and take in the twinkling nightscape.
Polished floorboards and sumptuous rugs feature throughout the separate dining room with seating for eight, through to the retro-styled living area with four-seater soft leather Nordic sofa, Grant Featherstone armchair and ottoman, Jielde zigzag floor lamp and eco-flame fireplace. Choose to walk to local gastro-pubs and a range of cosy cafes or high end restaurants or take advantage of the cook's kitchen with large gas oven and accessories—start with a home-made espresso coffee at the kitchen bench.
Stairs lead to the open-air terrace, flanked by two large carpeted bedrooms and a spectacular black granite bathroom with 'rain' shower, over-sized bath, twin basins and, with Melbourne winters in mind, underfloor heating. A second shower/toilet downstairs makes this a perfect space for two sharing couples or family with older children. A queen-sized bed in one room and two king singles in the second feature top-quality mattresses, a selection of pillows and plenty of storage space, not to mention spectacular views over the city.
Effective heating throughout makes this an ideal space to cosy up and split system air conditioning in every room beats the summertime heat. Fitzroy's famous swimming baths are just a couple of blocks away; store your bicycles in the lock-up basement space and take a short ride to Melbourne Uni, the wonders of the Exhibition Gardens and the zoo. Or stay in and watch movies or sport on cable or wi-fi. The choice is yours.
Fitzroy is the perfect location for visitors to marvellous Melbourne. Catch a tram from either end of Rose Street or take a leisurely stroll into the city. A few steps further and you're at the MCG or Rod Laver Arena. Nearby Smith Street is a vintage and outlet-shopper's paradise and at the other end of the block, Brunswick Street is quirky and unique. Head due north for industrial and designer furniture and keep going a little further to experience the restaurants, bars and designer threads of Gertrude Street. Weekends on Rose Street are for brunch and the artists' market. Pick up a picnic to enjoy at the Exhibition Gardens on the doorstep of the Museum. Outdoors or indoors, your location offers the pick of the city's activities.Show Less