Buyers buzzing over Fitzroy shop’s unique interior

The buyer will have more than enough flowers to celebrate.

An eclectic Fitzroy shopfront with an intriguing interior has appealed to a “mixed bag of buyers”.

The former hairdressing salon at 87 Brunswick St features pressed-metal ceilings, ornate bluestone and marble fireplaces, gilt windows, wrought iron details, antique furniture and plastic flowers throughout.

It is set to head under the hammer on June 5 with a $1.05-$1.15 million price range.

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Jellis Craig Fitzroy agent Simon Shrimpton says the commercial one-zoned property stands out as a “Fitzroy-esque piece of real estate”.

The Fitzroy facade with flowers on top.

“It (suits) a unique palette and the decor attracts the eye,” Shrimpton says.

“But, if you take away the decor, the bones of the property are really appealing.”

Beyond the brass iron front door is the shop space packed with ornate furniture.

Ornate furniture, concrete floors and a striking steel staircase.

At the rear is a small kitchen, laundry and bathroom, while the upstairs bedroom is being used as a storage facility.

Shrimpton says the property was a hairdressing salon for over 10 years.

“For somebody wanting to run a cafe, restaurant or hairdresser, this is a great space with personality and its own signature,” Shrimpton says.

“That separates it from a run of the mill shopfront.

Patterned tiling in the salon.

“We have had strong engagement from investors and owner occupiers who appreciate the eclectic style and location, and are looking to run their own bespoke businesses.

“It really fits the personality of the street, and I’m excited to see what the next owner has in mind.

The property last sold for $463,000 in March 2003, according to CoreLogic.

This article from Leader Newspapers originally appeared as “Classic Fitzroy shopfront for sale on Brunswick St”.