An erstwhile brick factory and handball court, the property was transformed into a residence in 1970 by architect John Mockridge, preserving the essence of its Victorian-era origins.
Victorian homes are feted for their rich history and ornate decorations. Still, this Melbourne property raises the bar – it hosted Australia’s first intercolonial handball competition in 1873 and was later was converted into a brick factory. Architect John Mockridge converted the property, in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton, into his residence in 1970 and the house retains its vintage interiors with cork ceilings and retro mezzanine, and open timber rafters.
The 1860s property has certainly seen its fair share of history, starting with the first intercolonial handball competition being played here in 1873. The handball court was later converted into a brick factory, before architect John Mockridge turned it into his own residence in 1970.
The property was originally a handball court when it was first constructed in 1874, before being turned into a brick factory and eventually into a residence in 1970.
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Troye Sivan has opened up his Melbourne home for an intimate photoshoot with interiors bible Architectural Digest . The 'You' singer 's abode was formally a handball court erected in 1869, according to the publication, before being converted into a brick factory in 1950 and a residence in 1970. The 25-year-old - knowns for hits like 'My My My!' and 'I'm So Tired...' - also has a home in LA, but moved back to his native Australia because of the pandemic.
In 1950, the building was converted into a brick factory. Twenty years later, in 1970, it was finally made into a residence. Troye Sivan then stepped in and had the residence redesigned.
Erected in 1869 as a handball court, the building was converted into a brick factory in 1950 and then subsequently transformed into a residence in 1970 by renowned Australian architect John ...
The house in question is a genuine architectural gem. Erected in 1869 as a handball court, the building was converted into a brick factory in 1950 and then subsequently transformed into a residence...
He also revealed the "dream home" was formerly a brick factory and a handball court before architect John Mockridge renovated it in the '70s, giving it the textured woodgrain walls, lofted cork ...