See inside the Brunswick apartment for sale in a heritage-listed converted brick factory

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Would you live inside a KILN? A charming two-storey apartment is hidden inside this converted 134-year-old brick factory – but there’s a VERY unusual feature

  • A modern apartment sits in a converted 134-year-old former brick factory in a sought-after Melbourne suburb
  • The heritage-listed site was built in 1888 and is the earliest known surviving Hoffman kiln in Australia
  • Original details like the tall brick chimneys and exposed timber beams throughout still remain today
  • The apartment has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a mezzanine, open plan kitchen and lounge and a balcony 

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A two-storey apartment is hidden inside a charming old kiln in one of the country’s most sought-after Victorian suburbs. 

Kiln number two in the converted old Hoffman Brickworks factory in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick has been transformed into a two-bedroom apartment – and it includes a room with a huge chimney running through its centre. 

The heritage-listed 134-year-old site is the earliest known surviving Hoffman kiln in Australia and many of its original features like the tall brick smoke-stained chimneys remain today. 

Would you live in a kiln? A two-bedroom apartment in a converted historical brick factory in Melbourne has hit the market

Would you live in a kiln? A two-bedroom apartment in a converted historical brick factory in Melbourne has hit the market

Inside, you pass the base of a huge chimney to get to the apartment that pays homage to its roots with original exposed timber ceiling beams and brick wall balcony

Inside, you pass the base of a huge chimney to get to the apartment that pays homage to its roots with original exposed timber ceiling beams and brick wall balcony

Kiln number two in a converted old Hoffman Brickworks factory in the sought-after Melbourne suburb of Brunswick has been transformed into a two-bedroom apartment

Kiln number two in a converted old Hoffman Brickworks factory in the sought-after Melbourne suburb of Brunswick has been transformed into a two-bedroom apartment

The brick factory was operational until the late 1990s when it was sold to a developer who made it into the apartment block it is today. 

Inside, you pass the base of a huge chimney to get to the apartment that pays homage to its roots with original exposed timber ceiling beams and brick wall balcony. 

The two-storey apartment features an open-plan kitchen living and dining area downstairs as well as a spacious main bedroom, and charming alfresco terrace. 

Upstairs is a mezzanine space that could be used as a second bedroom or living room with an ensuite and a huge walk-in wardrobe or storage space.

The heritage-listed 134-year-old site is the earliest known surviving Hoffman kiln in Australia according to a sign on the property and many of its original features like the tall brick chimneys remain today

The heritage-listed 134-year-old site is the earliest known surviving Hoffman kiln in Australia according to a sign on the property and many of its original features like the tall brick chimneys remain today

The two-storey apartment features an open plan kitchen living and dining area downstairs as well as a spacious main bedroom, and charming alfresco terrace

The historical flat is now on the market with a price guide of $570,000-$620,000

The two-storey apartment features an open plan kitchen living and dining area downstairs as well as a spacious main bedroom, and charming alfresco terrace

Upstairs is a mezzanine space that could be used as a second bedroom or living room with an ensuite and a huge walk-in wardrobe or storage space

Upstairs is a mezzanine space that could be used as a second bedroom or living room with an ensuite and a huge walk-in wardrobe or storage space

The converted apartment block, suitably named Pottery Court, is a stone’s throw away from Brunswick’s diverse range of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. 

The historical flat is now on the market with a price guide of $570,000-$620,000. 

Listing agent and managing director of Marvelli Town and Associates Melbourne Charles Marvelli told realestate.com.au potential buyers are loving the ‘truly one-of-a-kind’ property because it’s ‘something different’.

‘Unique is probably one of the most abused words, but I don’t know of any other developments that are a converted kiln,’ he said. 

To view the listing, click here.  

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