Fitzroy North 1884 Salvation Army barracks residence listed

Fitzroy North 1884 Salvation Army barracks residence listed
Fitzroy North 1884 Salvation Army barracks residence listed

Fitzroy North's Salvation Army barracks have been listed with $5 million hopes after an expensive residential makeover.

They were opened in 1884 by General William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army.

Set at 720 Brunswick Street with original facade, it comes with three bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen and a family area on a mezzanine floor. There is also, oddly, an impressive 20,000 plus bottle capacity wine cellar that spans the entire width of the barracks which were built to house about 700 people. The wine room comes with commercial temperature control units at each end and in-floor lighting.

It's been listed through Sotheby’s International Realty. It was last sold in 1996 for $405,000 by the Salvaltion Army.

Listing agent Greg Herman says there was "huge potential for development" with the opportunity to "build multiple large townhouses that would retain the uniqueness of the historical architecture and all the wonderful features that this grand old building exudes (STCA)."

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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