The Making of Fitzroy House
It’s been almost 12 months since the residents of Fitzroy House received their keys and officially moved into their new homes. To celebrate the occasion, we’re excited to share a short film created by our friend Brett Moulton, who’s given us a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Fitzroy House.
It started as a 1,000 square metre block nestled away in the heart of one of Melbourne’s most beloved suburbs. A lonely heritage building sat on the corner of Argyle Street, once a bootmaker’s shop from the 1880s. Its charming red-brick façade, though worn, retained the painted signage, arched windows, prominent chimney, and bluestone windowsills of the original edifice.
We were determined to breathe new life into this building; captivated by its gritty character and old-world charm, we transformed it into the neighbourhood icon now known as Fitzroy House. With a street-level commercial space and a timeless collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments centred around the building’s original façade, Fitzroy House pays tribute to the suburb’s rich history while also setting a new benchmark for luxury living.
To execute our vision for Fitzroy House, we needed to assemble a team of people who shared our commitment to quality and passion for good design. We knew that restoring the building’s stunning heritage façade with minimal intervention would be an immense undertaking, so we followed a highly considered tender process to ensure our collaborators could implement the level of precision required.