The Fitzroy Loft | A Serious Build

Allow us to get a little nostalgic for a minute and revisit one of our favourite builds - The Fitzroy Loft. This epic project took an old brick warehouse and turned it into a home worthy of many a humble brag.


Delivering a Vision

Whilst the vision for this project was innovative and exciting, we knew as builders we needed to tread carefully. We worked hard to respect the heritage and history of the 125-year-old warehouse, whilst delivering on the ambitious design. This meant a light hand and keen attention to detail, using original bricks and timber where possible and retaining the existing roof structure.

Scale Brings Intimacy

It’s not only the unique size and scale of the build that got our hearts racing, but the serious craftsmanship. Despite cathedral-like ceiling heights and two full-length voids that bring light and blue (okay it’s Melbourne, so sometimes grey) skies, there is a sense of closeness and intimacy throughout. The use of mezzanines for private zones such as the study and bedroom on the first floor bring a sense of scale and heart to this family home.

 

Bridge Challenge

There is a lot to love about The Fitzroy Loft, however our favourite detail has to be the steel bridge. This magnificent beast represented the biggest challenge and most significant engineering feat of the build. Made from a perforated base and stringers, it connects the upstairs mezzanine on either side to the loft and we’re especially proud of how this element turned out.

The Fitzroy Loft has won a lot of awards and it deserves all of them. An unpretentious family home, of grand scale and enviable style, it is an absolute knockout.

Read more about The Fitzroy Loft here.

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Chances are you’ve heard a bit about The Fitzroy Loft project we built alongside the very talented team at Architects EAT. It’s won a bunch of awards and images of it have been published far and wide across the internet – and for good reason, it’s an absolute ripper. That said we want to shine a light on our favourite part of this project – the bridge.

Made from a perforated base and stringers, the bridge is not only visually magnificent, but it serves a practical purpose too, connecting the upstairs mezzanine on either side of the loft.

When we saw the designs we knew we had our work cut out for us, but we were determined to perform a feat of engineering genius.

Read more about The Fitzroy Loft here.

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