This Sydney loft has historic charm to match its contemporary industrial interiors.
The 130 sqm apartment sits inside Rhodes House in the Camperdown area of the city. Built in 1926 for Smith and Waddington, the six-storey factory was originally constructed for the assembly of touring buses and luxury motors, including Rolls-Royces.
In 1993 the building was converted into 150 apartments, and this recently refurbished three-bedroom bolthole is set over two levels. Shared living spaces occupy the lower floor, including an open living room and kitchen with soaring 5-metre-high ceilings and its own covered terrace, as well as a large bedroom.
Headed for the auction block at 2.15pm on Saturday 5 May via Nick Playfair of Bresic Whitney Glebe, it has a guide price of $1.05m.
Steel-framed industrial windows pay homage to the building’s factory roots, as do the raw brick walls and concrete floors. A black spiral staircase leads to the upper floor of the Sydney property where there are two more bedrooms and a study alcove.
Beyond the loft, the building has a gym, swimming pool and rooftop terrace with views across the city as well as tennis courts and a games room – all of which can be enjoyed by its new owner.