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A former school in a trendy suburb of the city has been given a new life as a three-bedroom house with a spectacular view of the CBD of Melbourne

Former school from 1885 has been transformed into a beautiful house with three bedrooms – complete with a private terrace and a VERY modern decor

  • A large house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in Fitzroy, Melbourne, used to be the Fitzroy National School
  • It was opened by Robert Bell in 1855 and later expanded, but has been replaced by a more contemporary flair
  • Sitting in an excellent corner location, it has been renovated in a light way to get the most out of the windows
  • The beamed and beamed ceilings open onto a well-equipped kitchen and there is split system air conditioning
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A former school in a trendy suburb of the city has been given a new life as a three-bedroom house with a spectacular view of the CBD of Melbourne.

The property on 48 Bell Street in Fitzroy is located in one of the nicest terraced rows in the suburb, a stone's throw from the busy café-laden Brunswick Street and the Carlton Gardens.

In 1855 it became part of the Fitzroy National School, which was opened by Robert Bell, before it became a heritage site in the late 1990s.

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A former school in a trendy suburb of the city has been given a new life as a three-bedroom house with a spectacular view of the CBD of Melbourne

A former school in a trendy suburb of the city has been given a new life as a three-bedroom house with a spectacular view of the CBD of Melbourne

But it has since become the ultimate family domain with a light, contemporary style that breathes new life into the living and dining areas where once hundreds of students lived.

Sitting on a first corner block with a second street façade, the house with a small red door contains a mix of wooden furniture, with beams and truss ceilings that lead to an open kitchen.

Three double bedrooms are built along a wide corridor – reminiscent of old school days – and there are two bathrooms scattered on either side, one with a full laundry.

The property on 48 Bell Street in Fitzroy is located in one of the nicest terraced rows in the suburb, a stone's throw from the busy café-laden Brunswick Street and the Carlton Gardens

The property on 48 Bell Street in Fitzroy is located in one of the nicest terraced rows in the suburb, a stone's throw from the busy café-laden Brunswick Street and the Carlton Gardens

The property on 48 Bell Street in Fitzroy is located in one of the nicest terraced rows in the suburb, a stone's throw from the busy café-laden Brunswick Street and the Carlton Gardens

Sitting on a first corner block with a second street facade, the house with a small red door contains a mix of wooden furniture, with beams and truss ceilings that lead to an open kitchen
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Sitting on a first corner block with a second street facade, the house with a small red door contains a mix of wooden furniture, with beams and truss ceilings that lead to an open kitchen

Sitting on a first corner block with a second street facade, the house with a small red door contains a mix of wooden furniture, with beams and truss ceilings that lead to an open kitchen

Three double bedrooms are built along a wide corridor - reminiscent of old school days - and there are two bathrooms scattered on either side, one with a full laundry

Three double bedrooms are built along a wide corridor - reminiscent of old school days - and there are two bathrooms scattered on either side, one with a full laundry

Three double bedrooms are built along a wide corridor – reminiscent of old school days – and there are two bathrooms scattered on either side, one with a full laundry

Elements of bold colors have been splashed throughout the house, including the primary color background in the kitchen and a bright red barn door above the master suite.

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Although schools have a reputation for being cold and without decorations, Bell Street is at odds with the stereotype and welcomes guests with light wooden benches and crisp white walls instead.

For those who love modern comfort, there is a split level air conditioning for those bitterly cold Melbourne mornings in the winter and polished hardwood floors.

Elements of bold colors have been splashed throughout the house, including the primary color background in the kitchen and a bright red barn door above the master suite

Elements of bold colors have been splashed throughout the house, including the primary color background in the kitchen and a bright red barn door above the master suite

Elements of bold colors have been splashed throughout the house, including the primary color background in the kitchen and a bright red barn door above the master suite

Although schools have a reputation for being cold and without decorations, Bell Street is at odds with the stereotype and welcomes guests with light wooden benches and crisp white walls instead.

Although schools have a reputation for being cold and without decorations, Bell Street is at odds with the stereotype and welcomes guests with light wooden benches and crisp white walls instead.

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Although schools have a reputation for being cold and without decorations, Bell Street is at odds with the stereotype and welcomes guests with light wooden benches and crisp white walls instead.

Although the interior is a work of art, it is the exterior that pays attention to the view of the city skyline

Although the interior is a work of art, it is the exterior that pays attention to the view of the city skyline

Although the interior is a work of art, it is the exterior that pays attention to the view of the city skyline

Although the interior is a work of art, it is the exterior that pays attention to the view of the city skyline.

There is a back terrace and a garden to feel like you are not living in a concrete jungle and a top-level veranda with a spectacular evening sight.

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The house was sold on July 27 by real estate agent Nelson Alexander.

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