About this listing
Artists warehouse loft in a graffiti art/mural decorated street, minutes from Smith and Brunswick Streets.
Creative energy, spacious, central, easily accommodating a family or group.
full of character, colour, art, homely, great views.
covered carport, parking permit, key safe check-in, WIFI, MYKI.
Excellent cafe opposite.
Restaurants, cafes/pubs,nightlife/ music venues are within minutes walk.
Stroll to Carltons' famous food district.
The CBD is a walk or short tram ride away.
This spacious '70's light-filled warehouse is located in one of Melbournes' most exciting hotspots....Fitzroy!
The large windows offer unrestrained views of Old Fitzroy, New Fitzroy, the CBD, stars at night, bats en route to their dinner, wandering clouds....and a sky garden of strawberries (in Summer).
The warehouse is a stand alone building, giving it fantastic views-open sky, and privacy.
This art filled second floor (four flights up)) Fitzroy warehouse loft is nestled in a vibrant bohemian yet quiet nook in between Brunswick St, Smith St and Johnston Street and set up so you can feel instantly like you are living like a local.
Spacious: easily fits up to six, even seven people. Large windows pour in natural daylight and 240 degree views.
The bedroom has a Queen size bed with bed linen/pillows from eco/ fair trade super store Blessed Earth for a divine sleep,.feel the difference.
There's ample storage for all your things, extra bedding/blankets.
EXTRA BEDS/ GUEST LOUNGE:
the click clack couch becomes a (firm) bed, easily sleeping one adult. its firm . There a plump single wool futon on a wooden base suitable for an adult or child.
Opposite is a sofa which becomes a Queen size futon bed and another set of shelves for your storage.
Most of the beds are now fitted with Blessed Earth Linen , including the Portacot. (there's an extra floor futon for use only in the rare instance of a 7 person reservation.)
Original art gracing the walls provide a peek into the world (and eyes) of an artist. Most of the pictures are painted/drawn from life or in situ.
The toilet is a walk down the hallway and through the lounge. Its tucked in behind the kitchen.
The kitchen/generous lounge is open plan. The north facing Kitchen has generous bench space and provides natural light all day. In Autumn and Winter, sun pours in providing a fossil free source of warmth as you eat your breakfast or lunch.
SHOE FREE APARTMENT
Please note, the entire apartment is shoe free. For your convenience, there's a shoe rack in the entrance hallway and slippers. Or BYO.
CHARMING INDUSTRIAL STYLE
The original industrial lino tile flooring is charming and old - some scuffs and marks remain..adding to the rustic industrial character of this older style inner city artist building. Its a blend of retro-fit, original art, retro furnishings and homely creative style .... to create a genuine inner city Fitzroy art warehouse experience. It is an authentic artists warehouse.
Please also note, all the photos were taken with a standard camera lens, no wide angles have been used.
Entrance is from the street.
You will be supplied with....
CARPORT (3 seconds from the front door), fresh bedding, extra wool blankets, towels, organic shampoo, handmade soap, hairdryer, iron, washing machine, drying racks, hot water bottles, electric heaters in the guest rooms, gas wall heater in the main open plan lounge, TV, two fans and MYKI, WIFI and..a frisbee for the park are provided.
Please note- the shower is fantastic and hot. ( bathtub is not in use, thank you.)
There's your own personal well equiped dresser- food storage/crockery/ glasses etc and a fridge-just for you! to the right of the kitchen. A variety of teas and coffee are provided. More storage/cupboard /big fridge space is provided for weekly plus stays.
Should you have a car, there's your own drive-on-in carport. Located under the building, on the street corner, six seconds from the building entrance.
When you park, please enter from the front door side of the street.
Two cars? Relax....theres also a parking permit.
No car, but want to hire a bike to get around on? easy!
daily/weekly bike hire available at The Bike Bar, downstairs- but do ask in your enquiry, so i can arrange it.
I also provide MYKI cards for your public transport convenience. You will just need to top them up-the nearest newsagent on Smith St or 7/11 on Brunswick Street, both are a four/five minute walk.,
Interaction with guests
Need help? any questions you have about what to do locally or about the apartment during your stay, just call or send a message. Im available if you need me.
Do have a look at my guide map for recommendations of places to visit, eat at, art, theatre, parks etc.
LOCAL! Its a friendly connected vibrant community, a slice of nearly bygone Fitzroy. We all know, and like to engage with, each other.
Inhabited by artists and makers, and other local folk, Its also very colourful, decorated by street art murals/graffiti. Indi the dog next door may bark at you, but its a social bark-she is super friendly and wants to say hi.
Faradays Cage -the gorgeous sourdough bakery/cafe is practically on your doorstep- a short 6 second stroll from the downstairs front door! The Baker is a good man and we have all been enjoying his coffee, sourdough loaves, croissants and lunches for over 2 years now. perfectly french pastries, loaves and coffee breakfast and lunch-dine in or soak in the back street ambience with the locals.... only seconds from your front door!.. a genuine gastronomic backstreet Fitzroy cafe experience.
With Brunswick St and Smith St only minutes away, step outside and take in the world of cafes, shops, live music, bars, theatre, painted backstreets, street art and more. stroll to the Fitzroy Pool (then swim!), Melbourne Museum, Edinburgh Gardens, Gertrude St boutiques, Melbourne CBD. There's La Mama theatre, Italian food, Nova Cinema, shopping, Readings Bookshop in nearby Carlton. 5 minutes away in close Collingwood, the Melba Spiegeltent circus/cabaret shows(and also the Keith Haring mural). And did i mention the Yarra river? just a bike ride away- a real treat for the senses, get a feel for how it was, long time ago. Or in the bigger scheme of things...not that long ago....
its so central, you can pretty much access everything by foot here!
Trams are all around too- its a 4 minute walk to the #86 Smith St tram, a 5 minute walk to the #112 Brunswick St tram or a 9 minute walk to the #96 Nicholson St tram ( to St Kilda Beach). there's also a bus two minutes walk away. All trams are approx a 10 minute ride to the CBD, walking is about a 20 minute walk.
Should you have a vehicle, there is private parking for your vehicle under cover in the carport.
FROM TULLAMARINE AIRPORT
To get from the Airport you can catch a cab$55 to $70 or UBER around $40(please read instructions on getting to my place re uber pick up location in Airport) or catch the skybus ($20/36) /o Southern Cross. Then cross the road to Bourke Street and catch #86 Bundoora tram, hop off at the corner of Johnston St and Smith St. From there it is a two minute walk to my apartment. By cab, its 20-40 minutes depending on the time of day.
Car hire is easily accessible with Go Get cars parked just around the corner on Johnston St, Car-Next-Door cars dotted around Fitzroy and Green Share cars also close by. All are easy walking distance.
The Eastern Freeway, 2 minutes drive away, is the gateway to many wineries seaside and walks ....Dandenong Ranges, Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula. Fantastic local Farmers Markets are on every Saturday and Sunday- look up VFMA for specific dates/locations.
Other things to note
Check-out is at 10am, unless by prior arrangement.
For your convenience-there's a private undercover carport on street level,
plus a parking permit.
BOOK NOW FOR MELBOURNES' MANY FESTIVALS AND EVENTS!`
I also have another listing for PRIVATE ROOM.
There's a Fashion Design Studio on the same level.
The key safe is to be used for self check-in only.
My apartment is a shoe-free zone.
There is a shoe rack provided and a variety of slippers to select from, or bring your own favourite pair.
Please be mindful and turn off lights/heating most importantly when you leave the room/building.
The gas wall heater in the main lounge must be turned off when you are not in the apartment and at night, when you go to bed.
Short showers are welcomed- be sustainable with water.
All cleaning products are chemical free.
Please only use the first toilet on the right, off the kitchen.
no pets, no smoking in the building.
No food or drink (except water) to be consumed in the Guest bedroom or sleeping area. Any damage to bed linen must be paid for.
No parties/events- welcome to invite a few friends around for dinner- plenty of good times to be had minutes away on Brunswick St.
Please respect the neighbours- keep noise to a minimum when coming and going in the stairwell late at night, and only ring the big grey buzzer marked PRESCOTT.
....please make yourself at home amongst the art!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I'm a performer and visual artist.
I get excited about art, nature, health, travel and things such as how do plants clean the air inside your house.....(not that i sit back while they clean the apartment)
i am currently growing a rockmelon in my window garden (is this even possible?)
I have traveled/performed all over the world with Melbourne theatre company Snuff Puppets.
Having lived/travelled abroad has helped me understand what makes a traveller feel welcome, safe and comfortable.
I've been a Fitzroy local for 14 years, I love it's central location with access to everything by foot, bike, tram or car.
Being a host is a fun way to connect with people !