Historic John Monash Windsor post office conversion sold

Historic John Monash Windsor post office conversion sold
Historic John Monash Windsor post office conversion sold

A historic Windsor post office conversion has been sold ahead of auction.

The 2/153 Albert Street property had been listed with $1.8 million hopes through Emma Bloom at Kay & Burton, and sold at an undisclosed price.

The 1900s property was engineered by Sir John Monash. 

The two-storey warehouse conversion, with eight metre high ceilings, has Monash's signature exposed metal trusses.

With original Jarrah floorboards and sky-high metal French doors opening to the streetscape where mail and money was winched up into the safety of vaults.

The two bedroom, two bathroom apartment has a terrace with an outdoor shower with plenty of natural light.

It last traded six years ago when designer Uschi Schwartz saw the potential of the then photographic studio.

The property, close to Chapel Street's cafes, St Kilda Beach, was scheduled for September 12 auction.

The building was built as the post master general’s office, remaining a post office until the mid-1970s, then sat empty until 2004 when it was converted into a photographic studio.

Ms Schwartz, who runs a Richmond arts studio, said she and her property developer husband, Danny saw the potential in the building immediately.

The median house price in Windsor is $936,000, according to CoreLogic RP Data.

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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