Home with stacks of sole
FROM the lofty exposed beams down to the rustic original floorboards, this sensationallyrenovated former shoe factory has plenty of sole.
First built in 1874, earmarks of its early days have been preserved like the chimney and ceiling beams. Hodges, Geelong, director Marcus Falconer said quirky little hints of its history were scattered throughout the property.
“There are even old bootmarks imprinted in the floorboards where a workers would have stood for 14 hours a day,” he said.
Renovations have transformed the space into an impressive floorplan spread across two levels and a rooftop terrace, sharing a likeness with the New York-styled loft apartments.
The first floor is the heart of the five-bedroom home, embracing a truly open-plan design with a combined living, dining and kitchen zone bathed in natural light.
For the inspired cook in the family there is a full kitchen on both floors, complete with stainless steel appliances. Where the chimney sprouts from the building is a gorgeous firstfloor courtyard with a spiral staircase that lead up to the rooftop terrace. The accommodation is split across both levels as well, with three-bedrooms fitted with built-in robes on the first floor, including the main with its private ensuite.