Nine Epic Factory Conversions We Love

In celebration of our new series, The Converted, we’ve gone and taken some inspiration from episode one (featuring the Butterland Factory) to bring you the coolest factory conversions on

From shoe factories in Fitzroy to converted flour mills in Dulwich Hill, these spaces have been utterly transformed from industrial powerhouses to modern-chic homes without losing any of their authentic edge.

The Rocks, NSW

The rocks conversion

It doesn’t get much more luxe than a bath in the bedroom.

Created by Tanner Kibble Denton Architects this place underwent a complete renovation, which took it from a 19th-century industrial style to a state-of-the-art living space.

Keyless entry and Sonos sound control will have you thinking you’ve bypassed 2017 altogether and moved into the future.

Fitzroy, VIC

Fitzroy shoe factory

A former Fitzroy shoe factory.

This former shoe factory in Fitzroy is the creation of Zen Architects. It takes the very best of the old world and transforms it into a modern dream home, which fits perfectly in Fitzroy’s hip and happening surrounds.

Abbotsford, VIC

Factory conversion

Abbotsford warehouse conversion.

Just a few kilometers away from the former Fitzroy shoe factory lies this architect-designed, three-bedroom beauty.

The agent describes the space by saying: “Soaring herringbone ceilings create the air of an exclusive gallery complemented by exposed trusses and Oregon pillars, original enamel factory lighting and Blackbutt timber and bluestone flooring with Castlemaine stone entry stairs.”

Richmond, VIC

Richmond factory conversion

Richmond factory conversion.

Sitting at the end of an unassuming cul-de-sac in Richmond stands this regal beauty.

Four bedrooms, three storeys and mezzanine spaces perfect for chilling out with a book, this conversion is a stunning example of what can be done with some space and some lovely northerly light.

Chippendale, NSW

Richmond factory conversion

Chippendale factory conversion.

Sold in late February, this stunner sits right in the middle of the action in Sydney’s Chippendale.

Filled with light and airy spaces, it shrugs off its industrial past in true style with all the modern fixtures and fittings you’d expect.

Waterloo, NSW

Waterloo factory conversion

Waterloo factory conversion.

It’s a thin line between granny-style retro and industrial-chic retro but this place certainly pulls it off in the style stakes.

Think soaring ceilings and luminous light-filled spaces fitted with all the modern conveniences you could want.

Port Melbourne, VIC

Port Melbourne conversion

Port Melbourne conversion.

Situated in a lovingly-restored old YMCA building in Port Melbourne this place could inspire sporting passion – or some epic Village People dance-offs.

Surry Hills, NSW

Surry Hills

A gorgeous Surry Hills conversion.

A hard-to-find three-bedroom apartment is built to modern perfection in this converted factory in Sydney’s Surry Hills, just a short walk from Central Station.

The 175 sqm apartments offer not only inner-city amenities but also space to spread out.

Dulwich Hill, NSW


Dulwich Hill’s former flour mills has been transformed into stunning city apartments.

For all the foodies out there, what could be better than living in an old flour mill?

The building – constructed in the 1920s – was once a powerhouse industrial complex which produced sugar, paper, wool and textiles.

The conversion has created 80 apartments all with their own special themes including Annexe, Mill, Silo, Hopper and Cottage.

Article by: Erinna Giblin
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