Rare opportunity in the heart of Richmond

Written by realestateview.com.au in Buying on July 17, 2017

Industrial simplicity meets modern design in this stunning two-bedroom apartment, situated in the tightly held 28 Tanner Street building.

This rare listing presents a unique opportunity for buyers hoping to snap up their own slice of incredible architecture in the heart of Richmond’s café and shopping precinct, just a stone’s throw from the CBD, Melbourne Cricket Ground and Melbourne Park. There’s no need to compromise space for the sake of location, as this apartment offers the best of both worlds!

Designed by Pleysier Perkins Architects 10 years ago, the building is a conversion of the iconic Kayser hosiery factory. The conversion has embraced and respected the working origins of the building, with the interior enhanced by the original raw brick walls of the old warehouse, and according to agent Elliot Gill of Jellis Craig Richmond, it’s “the best warehouse conversion in Richmond, as a building”.

“It’s a really beautiful apartment,” says Elliot, who has an intimate knowledge of the property, as he sold it the last time it was on the market.

“It’s on the top floor of the old warehouse, and is entirely north facing,” he adds – making it one of the few apartments in the building to boast natural light throughout.

An industrial-styled kitchen and dining area.

Luxe European influences on display

A spacious and light-filled home, 401 features an open-plan kitchen with European appliances, including an integrated fridge and freezer built into the joinery, a stainless steel island and dining area.

It has been cleverly designed to best utilise the available space, and blends seamlessly into the clean, sleek scheme. The industrial feel is not disrupted by the accoutrements of everyday life – rather, these less-attractive practicalities have been cleverly veiled by tall cabinetry, allowing for a minimalist, uncluttered look.

The living area is spacious and stylish, with quality wooden floorboards underfoot and raw exposed-brick walls alongside industrial beams above. The warehouse feel is accentuated by spectacular double-height ceilings, which allow the bedrooms above to take advantage of the natural light flooding through large windows overlooking Richmond Hill and the city skyline. A petite library zone in the entrance foyer and a stylish downstairs bathroom complete the lower level.

An industrial-styled living area.

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, overlooking the kitchen and living spaces, and a second bathroom (with bathtub). The main bedroom also has an additional fitted study nook, perfectly suitable as a home office space.

A bedroom that overlooks the living area of the home.

A modern bathroom with dark tiles and light walls.

The apartment comes with two car parking spaces – one on the title, and another leased – so it’s perfect for a professional couple. Not that you’ll need to use your car too often; with so many restaurants, nightspots and attractions within walking distance, it’s easy to get out and about on your feet.

401/28 Tanner St is scheduled for auction at 10am on Saturday, 22nd July, with many opportunities for interested buyers to arrange a viewing prior – contact Elliot Gill on 0411 863 603.

The exterior of the building in Richmond.