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Gorgeous 1800s Warehouse, Once a Jam Factory, Becomes Sunny Home

The conversion is flat-out gorgeous

The 1990s and early aughts brought the world a seemingly never-ending onslaught of converted industrial and agricultural spaces. These cast-off brick warehouses, barns, and more became homes for artists and, later, for high-earning urbanites coveting a certain kind of boho lifestyle.

This lovely conversion of a two-story brick warehouse by Victoria, Australia, firm Andrew Simpson Architects in the Melbourne suburb Fitzroy, has a lot more heart than that. This is in part thanks to the exposed timber trusses the architects preserved in a 440-square-meter space (that's about 4,700 square feet) that has, in turns, played host to a jam factory and an advertising agency.

To bring natural light into a deep floorplan, the architects carved out long skylights on the pitched roof, each of which is operable and doubles as a source of ventilation. Interiors are organized in a novel way, with secondary volumes within the larger, open-plan space making room for bedroom, bathroom, and laundry spaces hidden behind sliding panels.

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