In the cosmopolitan heartland of one of the world's most exciting cities, this spectacular urban loft is a serene sanctuary, yet just a stone's throw from the action. Take the lift to the second floor in the former MacRobertson's chocolate factory to one of just a handful of apartments in this iconic conversion. Your home away from home commands a quiet corner of Melbourne's café and design precinct and is just a short tram ride from the CBD and the city's sporting hub. Huge industrial steel windows flood every room with natural light, showcasing a selection of artworks from local and national painters and printmakers. As the sun goes down, fire up the barbecue on the outdoor terrace and take in the twinkling nightscape.
Polished floorboards and sumptuous rugs feature throughout the separate dining room with seating for eight, through to the retro-styled living area with four-seater soft leather Nordic sofa, Grant Featherstone armchair and ottoman, Jielde zigzag floor lamp and eco-flame fireplace. Choose to walk to local gastro-pubs and a range of cosy cafes or high end restaurants or take advantage of the cook's kitchen with large gas oven and accessories—start with a home-made espresso coffee at the kitchen bench.
Stairs lead to the open-air terrace, flanked by two large carpeted bedrooms and a spectacular black granite bathroom with 'rain' shower, over-sized bath, twin basins and, with Melbourne winters in mind, underfloor heating. A second shower/toilet downstairs makes this a perfect space for two sharing couples or family with older children. A queen-sized bed in one room and two king singles in the second feature top-quality mattresses, a selection of pillows and plenty of storage space, not to mention spectacular views over the city.
Effective heating throughout makes this an ideal space to cosy up and split system air conditioning in every room beats the summertime heat. Fitzroy's famous swimming baths are just a couple of blocks away; store your bicycles in the lock-up basement space and take a short ride to Melbourne Uni, the wonders of the Exhibition Gardens and the zoo. Or stay in and watch movies or sport on cable or wi-fi. The choice is yours.
Experience everything that Melbourne has to offer staying in this large designer loft in historic McRoberston Chocolate factory buildings. Just 2km from the CBD surrounded by neighbourhood cafes this is one of Melbourne's coolest spots. As well as amazing city views a unique indoor terrace lets you soak up the sun and have a BBQ away from prying eyes.
Fitzroy is the perfect location for visitors to marvellous Melbourne. Catch a tram from either end of Rose Street or take a leisurely stroll into the city. A few steps further and you're at the MCG or Rod Laver Arena. Nearby Smith Street is a vintage and outlet-shopper's paradise and at the other end of the block, Brunswick Street is quirky and unique. Head due north for industrial and designer furniture and keep going a little further to experience the restaurants, bars and designer threads of Gertrude Street. Weekends on Rose Street are for brunch and the artists' market. Pick up a picnic to enjoy at the Exhibition Gardens on the doorstep of the Museum. Outdoors or indoors, your location offers the pick of the city's activities.
Bed 1 - 1 x Queen Bed
Bed 2 - 2 x Single
Shared bathroom with bath and separate shower
Powder Room with shower
This property is managed by Australia’s first ‘Home Hotel’ and leading luxury accommodation provider, offering VIPs, families, and travellers access to Australia's best homes with hotel-style 24/7 concierge and guest services support as well as access to behind the scenes local experiences. All homes are fitted out with free WIFI, cable television, luxury linen, towels, toiletries and gourmet welcome hampers for use during your stay. Whatever your passion, we'll provide you with the insider tips to live like a local.
When staying at any of our designer holiday homes, you can expect to move in and find everything you will need ready and waiting for you, including:
- Cleaning upon departure
- Complimentary wireless internet
- Gourmet welcome hamper containing tea, coffee, milk, sugar, biscuits, muesli and decadent treats
- All essential household items, including luxury toiletries, washing powder, tea towels and toilet paper
- Five-star hotel quality bed linen and towels
Travelling with kids?
We provide families with complimentary toys, books games and a children’s breakfast hamper to ensure mini family members have a great time too. We are happy to supply travel cots, high chairs, baby baths on request. Wooden cots can also be supplied – hire and delivery fees apply.
Travelling with pets?
Not all properties are pet-friendly, however, we offer a number of beautiful homes that are happy to welcome furry family members. Please let us know if you require accommodation to suit pets as this requires approval prior to booking. Should this home not be suitable for your pets, we will be happy to recommend some alternatives. Water bowls and dog beds are available on request to minimise your luggage.
- STRICTLY NO PARTIES. $5000 PENALTY refer to terms and conditions
- No smoking inside the house
- Please respect our neighbours. Fines may apply for excessive noise if reported
- If you break something, please let us know so that we can replace it for the next guests