The bluestone building was constructed in 1871 and was converted into 13 apartments by ZEST Developments owner Glen Morris. He saved the best apartment for himself – now for sale via Nelson Alexander with a price tag of $5.7m-$6.2m AUD.
Ornate stained glass and timber, beamed ceilings are original and form the backdrop for Morris’ interventions. The north-facing half of the church’s sloping timber roof has been swapped for steel-framed glass panes and doors that lead out onto a large roof terrace with views over the neighbourhood.
Exposed bluestone, swooping roof trusses and colourful gothic arch windows are still the focal points of the interiors, but a new free-standing volume has been inserted into the living room with a mezzanine level overlooking the space. There’s also a sunken seating area which breaks up the vast open floor plate and offers a cosy nook.
In all, living spaces expand across 443 sq m and include four bedrooms, outfitted with custom timber wall finishes and cabinetry, and a wall-to-wall timber hallway with a bespoke staircase.
While the price tag would set a new precedence for an already expensive neighbourhood, the apartment is already gathering lots of interest. Parties have until 5 pm on 20 June 2022 to express their interest.