What do distilleries, warehouses, factories and schoolhouses have in common? They can all be converted into homes – and that’s just what these owners did. Check out these very non-traditional listings.

These converted homes are a testament to the power of imagination – proving that practically any building or structure can be reborn as a sleek living space.

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Unlike newly built houses that often lack character and charm with their cookie-cutter designs, these converted gems radiate individuality.

Blending original elements with modern flair, these spaces breathe life into existing frameworks and offer livable, one-of-a-kind havens.

Richmond, VIC

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Apartment
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What we love: This converted Eucalyptus Distillery, once a symbol of Richmond’s industrial history, now stands proud as a premier residential address on Bosisto Street. Nestled off the bustling Bridge Road fashion and cafe strip, it’s the ultimate fusion of rustic charm and urban convenience.

304/23 Colgate Avenue, Balmain, NSW

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartment
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What we love: Experience the ultimate harbourfront living in this luxurious, stylish apartment in a historic factory conversion on Mort Bay’s foreshore. With quality finishes and flowing interiors, this unique residence in the ‘Colgate Palmolive’ building is just a stone’s throw away from an abundance of cafes, pubs, and restaurants on Darling Street.

1004/336 Russell Street, Melbourne, VIC

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartment
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What we love: Don’t miss out on this delightful gem, formerly the headquarters of Victoria Police. Experience Melbourne’s iconic Art Deco living like never before. This spacious 2-bedroom apartment on the 10th floor boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the CBD in the heart of the cosmopolitan city.

369, Glenwood Road, Relbia, TAS

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom House
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What we love: Escape to a serene farm lifestyle in breathtaking Relbia! This converted Silo is your ticket to a tranquil and unhurried pace of life. Set amongst picturesque vineyards and rolling valleys, this property offers you the best of both worlds – a laid-back country lifestyle with city conveniences just a 10-minute drive away.

36/11 Berrys Head Road, Narara, NSW

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom House
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What we love: Step back in time and into a schoolhouse turned dream home! High ceilings, polished floors, a sleek kitchen, and a charming verandah await. The secure strata complex offers privacy and community perks, including a sparkling pool. And the master suite? A dream come true with a walk-in robe and ensuite.

5/300 King Street, Melbourne, VIC

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartment
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What we love: Remarkable renovation, ultimate warehouse living. A grand entrance with a real ‘wow’ factor. An original parcel door in the ceiling nods to the apartment’s warehouse past. Huge, lofty windows. The Wiltshire is a boutique building of only 33 apartments. This former parcel warehouse was converted to residential apartments in 1999. 

204/704 Victoria Street, North Melbourne, VIC

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Apartment
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What we love: Experience urban living at its finest in this one-bedroom masterpiece nestled within the historic Mulcahys Hotel building. You’ll love the open-concept design, modern finishes, and mesmerising city views from the chic alfresco terrace. Perfectly situated near Errol Street precinct, hospitals, universities, and the CBD.

GF/424 Victoria Street, North Melbourne, VIC

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Apartment
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What we love: This charming 2-bedroom ground floor apartment, once a Victorian shop front, is a character-filled haven. Walk to the city, Melbourne Uni, Vic Market, and Errol Street. Discover bedrooms with BIRs, a central living room with timber floorboards, and a newly renovated galley kitchen featuring a gas stove top. Embrace character and convenience in one punchy package.

18/82 Myrtle Street, Chippendale, NSW

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Apartment
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What we love: In Chippendale’s coveted warehouse conversion, Myrtle House, this one-bedroom gem presents urban living at its finest. Industrial flair abounds with high ceilings, a sleek galley-style kitchen, charming exposed wooden beams, ingenious storage, and an adaptable living-dining area bathed in sunlight through oversized windows.

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