Inside a converted church in Fitzroy, Melbourne is a contemporary home set to break a suburb record


Behind the doors of this historical church is a stunning modern home with cathedral ceilings, a balcony for a DJ, incredible roof terrace and a sunken lounge that is set to break a suburb record

  • Inside a historical church is a chic contemporary home with an incredible loft, original details and roof terrace
  • The one-of-a-kind Fitzroy pad in Melbourne is on the market for a record-breaking $5.7million-$6.2million
  • An enormous open-plan living area on the top floor features incredible church ceiling with exposed beams
  • There are also magnificent original stained-glass windows as well as glass flooring looking to the levels below
  • Downstairs the bedrooms, bathrooms, stairways and hallways are all encased in a smooth timber finish 

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A strikingly spectacular historical church has been converted into a one-of-a-kind home featuring a living room loft perfect for parties, a rooftop terrace and sunken lounge.

Built in 1871, the bluestone church sits in the bustling and sought-after area of Fitzroy just north of Melbourne‘s CBD and is now set to break a suburb record if it sells for its $6.2million asking price. 

A sprawling open kitchen, living space and loft occupies the entirety of the home’s top floor and sits under an epic A-frame ceiling with exposed timber beams. 

Behind the façade of this historical church lies an incredibly chic home with living room loft perfect for parties, rooftop terrace and sunken lounge

Behind the façade of this historical church lies an incredibly chic home with living room loft perfect for parties, rooftop terrace and sunken lounge

A sprawling open kitchen, living space and loft occupies the entirety of the home's top floor and sits under an epic A-frame ceiling with exposed timber beams

A sprawling open kitchen, living space and loft occupies the entirety of the home’s top floor and sits under an epic A-frame ceiling with exposed timber beams

Built in 1871, the bluestone church sits in the bustling and sought-after area of Fitzroy just north of Melbourne's CBD

It is now on the market and set to break a suburb record if it sells for its $6.2million asking price

Built in 1871, the bluestone church sits in the bustling and sought-after area of Fitzroy just north of Melbourne’s CBD and is now set to break a suburb record if it sells for its $6.2million asking price

Natural light streams in to the airy space through enormous original stained glass windows and stretching steel framed skylights that are built into the roof and lead onto a decked terrace

Natural light streams in to the airy space through enormous original stained glass windows and stretching steel framed skylights that are built into the roof and lead onto a decked terrace 

Natural light streams in to the airy space through enormous original stained glass windows and stretching steel framed skylights that are built into the roof and lead onto a decked terrace. 

Above the powder room and smooth timber kitchen featuring an island bench with marbled tops is a loft space access via a ladder and is the perfect place for a DJ deck for the most lavish parties. 

A sunken lounge area sits below the extraordinary arched church window and glass flooring runs along the length of the space looking down to the levels below. 

Property developer Glenn Morris has been living in the unique period pad but has placed it on the market to live closer to the beach

Property developer Glenn Morris has been living in the unique period pad but has placed it on the market to live closer to the beach

Above the powder room and smooth timber kitchen featuring an island bench with marbled tops is a loft space access via a ladder and is the perfect place for a DJ deck for the most lavish parties

Above the powder room and smooth timber kitchen featuring an island bench with marbled tops is a loft space access via a ladder and is the perfect place for a DJ deck for the most lavish parties 

A sunken lounge area sits below the extraordinary arched church window

Glass flooring runs along the length of the space looking down to the levels below

A sunken lounge area sits below the extraordinary arched church window and glass flooring runs along the length of the space looking down to the levels below

On the first floor, the main bedroom has a chic black-tiled ensuite, built-in study nook and a huge window that looks out onto the church's original interior wall and a courtyard below

On the first floor, the main bedroom has a chic black-tiled ensuite, built-in study nook and a huge window that looks out onto the church’s original interior wall and a courtyard below

Downstairs houses a series of bedrooms, bathrooms, stairways, and hallways all encased in the same smooth timber featured in the kitchen, loft and living space floor.

On the first floor, the main bedroom has a chic black-tiled ensuite, built-in study nook and a huge window that looks out onto the church’s original interior wall and a courtyard below. 

Other features of the home include the lift accessing all levels and two more bedrooms on the ground floor, one of which can be used as a sitting room that opens out onto the tree-filled courtyard through expansive sliding doors. 

Downstairs houses a series of bedrooms, bathrooms, stairways, and hallways all encased in the same smooth timber featured in the kitchen, loft and living space floor

Downstairs houses a series of bedrooms, bathrooms, stairways, and hallways all encased in the same smooth timber featured in the kitchen, loft and living space floor

Other features of the home include the lift accessing all levels and two more bedrooms on the ground floor, one of which can be used as a sitting room that opens out onto the tree-filled courtyard through expansive sliding doors

Other features of the home include the lift accessing all levels and two more bedrooms on the ground floor, one of which can be used as a sitting room that opens out onto the tree-filled courtyard through expansive sliding doors 

If the property sells within its asking range of $5.7million-$6.2million it will break Fitzroy's residential record set by Mr Morris in 2017 when one of the site's other units fetched $4.9million

If the property sells within its asking range of $5.7million-$6.2million it will break Fitzroy’s residential record set by Mr Morris in 2017 when one of the site’s other units fetched $4.9million 

Listing agent Arch Staver of Nelson Alexander told realestate.com.au, the home has received a lot of interest from local and international buyers alike in the six days it has been on the market

 Listing agent Arch Staver of Nelson Alexander told realestate.com.au, the home has received a lot of interest from local and international buyers alike in the six days it has been on the market

Property developer Glenn Morris has been living in the unique period pad but recently placed it on the market to live closer to the beach. 

Mr Morris converted the modern-meets-traditional church and developed the site to house 12 more units. 

If the property sells within its asking range of $5.7million-$6.2million it will break Fitzroy’s residential record set by Mr Morris in 2017 when one of the site’s other units fetched $4.9million. 

Listing agent Arch Staver of Nelson Alexander told realestate.com.au, the home has received a lot of interest from local and international buyers alike in the six days it has been on the market. 

To view the listing, click here.  

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