A Redfern warehouse owned by famed vintner Leo Buring will be transformed into boutique apartments, each with an individual floor-plan and features.
The development in Pitt Street is called The Winery as a tribute to Buring, who stored his supplies in the warehouse from 1920 to 1960.
The Winery is being developed and built by The Boyce Group, a family company specialising in adaptive re-use.
The Boyce Group Director Greg Boyce said, "We are mindful that the warehouse is located in a heritage conservation area, so everything we do will be sympathetic with the streetscape."
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"Warehouse-style apartment living is extremely popular overseas, and Sydney-siders have embraced this lifestyle option. But there are only a few warehouses left in Sydney that are suitable for conversion - I know, because I've spend a lot of time looking for likely candidates."The warehouse was built in 1912 at the rear of the 1,188 square metre site. The facade will be retained, but because of today's strict fire and safety regulations much of the interior has to be replaced. The finished apartments will, however, still maintain the warehouse charm, and 11 of the 18 units will directly benefit from ceilings that soar up to four metres.