1 of 4. Victorian homes are feted for their rich history and ornate decorations. Still, this Melbourne property raises the bar – it hosted Australia’s first intercolonial handball competition in 1873 and was later was converted into a brick factory. Architect John Mockridge converted the property, in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton, into his residence in 1970 and the house retains its vintage interiors with cork ceilings and retro mezzanine, and open timber rafters.
An erstwhile brick factory and handball court, the property was transformed into a residence in 1970 by architect John Mockridge, preserving the essence of its Victorian-era origins. Today, it’s ...
The home itself was built in 1869 and was initially used as a handball court. In 1950, the building was converted into a brick factory. Twenty years later, in 1970, it was finally made into a ...
The property was originally a handball court when it was first constructed in 1874, before being turned into a brick factory and eventually into a residence in 1970.
A historic Victorian-era property in Melbourne that hosted the first intercolonial handball competition in 1874 is now home to singer-songwriter and actor Troye Sivan. The home was snapped up in ...
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The Melbourne home is a genuine architectural gem. Erected in 1869 as a handball court, the building was converted into a brick factory in 1950 and then subsequently transformed into a residence in 1970 by renowned Australian architect John Mockridg.
One of Vicki’s favourite features of the property is the private, north-facing courtyard, which is exceptionally large for an inner-city property. The orientation of the space sees plants thrive year-round, and markings from the original handball court can still be seen on the walls.
Before becoming a filming hotspot, the site played host to the inaugural intercolonial handball match between Victoria and New South Wales in 1874, which the locals won. “The building at the back which faces Elgin St was the Loughrea Hotel and this was the handball court behind it,” Vicki said.