Collingwood conversion: old Craig & Hales building a sweet deal

Craig & Hales confectionary factory turned sweet pad.

A converted confectionery factory has hit the market after being transformed into one of the sweetest pads in Collingwood.

The 1920-built warehouse at 23 Gold St features an industrial fit-out containing exposed brick, archaic pipework and the original facade, and comes with a $1.85-$2 million price guide.

Nelson Alexander Fitzroy agent David Sanguinedo said warehouse conversions were highly sought-after in the inner north.

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Original pipework gives this home a timeless charm.

“Warehouse conversions like this rarely come up anymore in Collingwood,” he said.

“To find one built to this quality isn’t easy; this is the best I have seen in a long time.”

There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and three courtyards over three levels in the updated former Craig & Hales chocolatier factory.

The conversion has transformed the historic building into a contemporary design with retained industrial character.

The building’s original fire alarm system features alongside a modern stainless steel kitchen, terrazzo island bench, timber flooring and pink perforated steel staircase, adding quirky industrial flair.

Where contemporary meets industrial.

Light-filled living area, with soaring high ceilings.

The main bedroom provides district from off the balcony and a partial glass ceiling.

Mr Sanguinedo said the vendors kept the “Craig & Hales” facade because they loved the heritage of the building.

“They wanted to keep a timeless and original feel with the property,” he said.

Young professionals were eyeing the home because of its great location and often their first response was “the quality is outstanding”.

“During private inspections people are saying this house is so much better than the photos.

“Walking through you get a real sense of quality and attention to detail; they have thought of everything in terms of design.

“There is a strong focus on the lighting in the home; the sun moves through the entire house, they have designed it really well around this aspect.”

The main entertaining terrace in tranquil surrounds.

A cosy and private rooftop terrace, one of three outdoor areas.

The transformed landmark abode features soaring ceilings, skylights and French doors to the private leafy courtyard, while the main bedroom has a private balcony and a partial glass roof.

CoreLogic records show the property last changed hands in 2012 for $883,000.

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