I live in Sydney. My whole life is in Sydney. So why was I recently on a real Estate app looking at warehouses in Melbourne’s Fitzroy?
Apparently I’m not the only one fantacising about the weathered front door, the exposed brick interiors, the industrial chic kitchen, the French doors that open onto the courtyard. Sigh. You just don’t get that cool warehouse-aesthetic in Sydney. Well, not for shy of two million dollars.
There’s recently been a rise in the number of young people looking for property in the inner city Melbourne suburbs of Fitzroy, Collingwood and Brunwick.
News Corp reports:
THE ‘Nina effect’ is bringing more young people to the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne.
The popularity of Ten’s hit show Offspring, set largely in Fitzroy, Collingwood and and North Fitzroy, is thought to be driving the trend.
Property developer Martin Strode said the region’s troubled past was giving the northern suburbs a character that appealed to young professionals.
Apart from the stellar cast and complex plot-lines, the other reason why I watch the show (*cough Patrick*) is for the effortlessly cool interiors. I haven’t wanted to live inside a character’s house this much since Carrie Bradshaw was on our screens.
Nina’s house belongs to Australian artist Adriane Strampp. She bought the former hanger factory in Collingwood 12 years ago, and lives there with her daughter Lucy.
Living room: The stunning textured artwork pictured above the sofa, Ghost Garden (2010), which features in many scenes is also by homeowner Adriane Strampp. If you love this print, but an artwork is out of your budget. It may interest you to know that Adriane will be releasing a limited edition print from the Ghost Garden series. To stay up to date with the release date (I’m predicting a sell out) head over to her website here. (Image: dearpopculturefloss.blogspot.com)