Richmond Warehouse Conversion

Tri level Alterations and Additions,
Estimated Construction Cost ~$400K.
Completed 2011.
Redevelopment of 2-storey warehouse shell to 3-storey, 3 bedroom/ 3 bathroom apartment.
A fine, free-standing steel & timber staircase connects all the levels within the full-height internally-glazed atrium which also feeds natural light to the lower levels and wet areas
The top floor living level exploits panoramic city views, re-using the original large-section timber trusses,
and features a seamless link between the outdoor terrace and kitchen for entertaining.
The clients, both former builders intended to manage the construction trades and were therefore heavily involved in working through construction details.
Facade
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The only change to the original facade was to lower the sill of the window and create a juliet balcony. The raised roof sails above. Photo: Peter Bennetts
“Sement & stene” — lanavdmerwe
Ground Floor - Atrium
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Timber bulkheads allow services reticulation and translucent stair atrium walls allows natural light in to the wet areas at the ground floor. Photo: Peter Bennetts
“vertical barn doors” — ac0rrigan
Stair
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The stair structure was kept as thin as possible to maximise daylight penetration to the lower levels and via the glazed atrium walls. Photo: Peter Bennetts
“Stair treads” — antresidential
Stair Landing
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Natural light cascades down the stair atrium, deep into the building. The coloured glass panels create further interest. Photo: Peter Bennetts
“glass” — debritnell
Master Ensuite
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Natural light cascades down the stair atrium, deep into the building. The coloured glass panels create further interest. Photo: Peter Bennetts
“Bathroom” — ambermillhouse
Dining
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With the roof 'raised', the top level enjoys fantastic city views over East Melbourne and a sun-drenched alfresco dining and cooking roof deck. Photo: Peter Bennetts.
“Out to balcony” — shona_pj
Kitchen
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Light floods in the living level, via clerestory glazing between the reclaimed trusses. The Kitchen & Dining area connects effortlessly to the rooftop terrace. Photo: Peter Bennetts
“kitchen splashback” — jayneatatrium
Living Level
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The top living level is completely open plan, with spaces defined by the reclaimed roof trusses - simply raised up from the original roof. Photo: Peter Bennetts
“Entrada de luz” — Adriana Andrade
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Corridor from garage with laundry on right
“wood ceiling” — Jonathan Ikemura
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Ground level staircase
“Nature” — annaneth
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The ensuite bathroom has natural bluestone on the walls and floor, set-off by simple white fixtures and benchtops. Natural light comes in via frosted glass from the stiar atrium to the right.
“Nooooo!!!!” — mollymay79
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The kitchen and terrace is extended by views of the Melbourne skyline.
“Doors. View” — toddfugate
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The living room is internalised, but benefits from clerestory glazing
“Diseño” — Ana Jn
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“living shelves” — artinstone2013
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The home office is directly off the entry and separated by an exposed track slidiing door.
“Cuarto” — arisyaris
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The ensuite bathroom has natural bluestone on the walls and floor, set-off by simple white fixtures and benchtops. Natural light comes in via frosted glass from the stiar atrium to the right.
“The whole setup” — dirt3hero
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The master bedroom is calm and secluded. The messmate timber bulkhead add interest and softens the difference between the brick and white plaster. It also conceals the A/C ductwork.
“Walls and room.” — nabmay
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The main living level at the 2nd floor is open plan from one end to the other, extending to the view beyond.
“Roof” — mistb41
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The open plan kitchen has the dining table at the centre, and seamlessly extends to the terrace beyond.
“kitchen table and chairs” — edavidberg
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The stair landing at level 1. The colour-backed glass with strong colour adds interest and fun to a balanced natural material pallet.
“escalier” — lachapc
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The home office is directly off the entry and separated by an exposed track slidiing door.
“brick, rustic wood sliding door” — EVstudio
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The home office is directly off the entry and separated by an exposed track slidiing door.
“The wood ceiling.” — Luis Oropeza
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The kitchen bench extends directly outside.
“HATE IT, TOO MUCH SS” — john4use
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The staircase was designed to let as much natural light as possible down to the lower levels.
“industrial mondrian” — bronfire
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The kitchen bend extending ourside.
“Wood” — ajstevens
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The kitchen/dining room at the upper level.
“windows” — bonnie90
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