Architect Brunswick-designed home has a surprise waiting under the hatch

A golden opportunity presented itself to purchase a “unique” Brunswick home with a cool industrial style and a trapdoor leading to a hidden underground cellar.

The two-storey house at 75 Gold St was designed by Melbourne-based KUD Architects.

It shares a back wall with the KUD-designed perforated house facing Wilson St, which features a distinctive terraced house impression on the facade.

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Gold St owner Drew Harrison said he bought the “really cool” home about eight years ago. He lived in the house and then rented it out.

Mr Harrison grew up in and around Sydney Rd and played as a musician with bands at the Retreat Hotel and Brunswick Hotel.

Mr Harrison said he tried to keep the two-bedroom house “as original as possible” from KUD’s original design, including clusters of light bulbs hanging from the ceiling, curved bathroom shower with a futuristic look and the kitchen including concrete worktops and Smeg stainless steel. Appliances.

“There are loads of awesome details,” Mr. Harrison said.

“I love the paneled staircase, it alludes to mid-century style and I love it.”

Some furniture inside the house is attached to the walls or the floor, such as a TV cabinet and a chest of drawers.

A trap door in the floor located near the entrance of the house leads to a hidden laundry room and a wine cellar.

“I really like the cellar, it’s just a surprise you don’t realize it’s there,” Mr Harrison said.

“You press a button and the floor rises on hinges and a weight.”

Mr Harrison said he would like to keep the house but decided to sell because he and his family were moving to a coastal area.

Andrew De Angelis, agent for Nelson Alexander Brunswick, said the house’s highlights included cathedral ceilings, a north-facing balcony with views of the local rooftops and a parking space.

“Buyers really appreciated the uniqueness of building in a suburban setting with lots of cookie-cutter townhouses,” Mr. De Angelis said.

“It’s popular with local buyers looking for something unique that doesn’t require any work.”

The home is for sale with an asking price of $1-1.1 million and will go up for auction at 1 p.m. on July 23.

The house is rented to a tenant until November 4, 2022.

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Originally published as The house designed by architect Brunswick, a surprise awaits under the hatch

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