Cool abode

THIS warehouse conversion in Coolbinia is a hidden gem and greater than the sum of its parts.

Warehouse-style apartments with their colonial charm are perennial West Aussie favourites, with Fremantle and Perth being the epicentre for these unique open spaces.

Located on the outskirts of Coolbinia, between the older houses typical to the area, this renovated industrial building is tucked behind a massive tree on Walcott Street, and is sure to raise a few eyebrows.

Exhibiting the industrial-chic brick walls and hardwood Tassie Oak floors one naturally expects from a warehouse conversion, what really enthralls about this place is the sheer potential.

A huge 180sqm open space, filled with natural light from the wide-span double-glazed windows, it is the quintessential blank canvas, whilst remaining fully functional.

Unlike many ‘huge potential’ sales pitches that really mean ‘currently uninhabitable’, this airy upstairs space is freshly painted, has a full bathroom suite, fresh kitchen, climate control, security systems and modern downlighting.

At the rear of the building is a secluded courtyard, leading to the locked double garage and then out to an alley; providing easy, secure access away from the main road.

The former industrial use of this space is evident in the full-width metal beams that support the ceiling, making the unique lack of interior walls possible.

It is this architectural quirk which makes this property so special, with the possibilities only limited by your imagination.

Keep it open, add some dividers to wall off a section, split into zones; the buyer will have many decisions to make.

Complicating these choices is the ‘Local Centre’ zoning, meaning that commercial uses are a possibility, as well as one of two downstairs apartments being for sale.

Knock out a wall and the two can share a staircase, showcasing even more opportunities.

The combination of an industrial feel with privacy and security, whilst being so close to the CBD and Mt Lawley entertainment precinct, makes this a great opportunity for the astute buyer with a vision.

by JUSTIN STAHL

1/315 Walcott Street, Coolbinia
$699,000-$739,000
Daniel Porcaro 0437 281 938
Mark Hay – East Perth 9225 7000

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