Docklands Cotton Mills: Footscray converted warehouse that was home to Lonely Planet for sale

Industrial cool at 102 Maribyrnong Street, Footscray.

“Oddball, cutting edge and crazy” is how this magnificent converted warehouse in Footscray has been described.

From the ceiling-high mural to the bathtub and balcony with river views, the non-conventional office space, which looks more like an apartment, is being marketed as having a “metropolis vibe to suit even the edgiest business”.

Part of the former site of the Docklands Cotton Mills, the exposed-brick building at 104 Maribyrnong Street was listed for sale this week with $2.9m-$3.19m price hopes.

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Exposed brick features throughout the converted warehouse.

Large open space for brainstorming ideas or entertaining clients.

There’s also a lot of dining space.

And an industrial sized kitchen.

It has most recently been used as a creative hub for artists and workshops and was home to travel guide empire Lonely Planet prior to hitting the market.

Professional Whiting and Co St Kilda agent Marcus Peters said the niche space was zoned for commercial use and perfect for a small business looking for a quirky, stylish and comfortable home.

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“It could be a sound studio, used for photography or some sort of gallery,” Mr Peters said.

“If you had a makeup business, it might be that you’re working here with a hairdresser … or someone running an events business. Or if you just needed a big space to run a business, this is it.”

Exposed beams give the space an edge.

The view from the balcony, which overlooks the Maribyrnong River.

This giant mural by Danielle Weber is a sure statement.

One of three ‘showrooms’ at the property.

A mural of a woman, painted by renowned Australian artist Danielle Weber — who is known for her giant and lifelike artwork across the globe — is the property’s towering feature.

“It’s just amazing,” Mr Peters said.

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Look at all that open space.

Relax with a bath on your lunchbreak.

The building is part of the former Docklands Cotton Mills site.

The two-storey pad has been renovated in the past 12 months and includes a large kitchen with open space for meetings or gatherings, three showrooms, extensive windows, two bathrooms, a large bathtub and laundry.

It also features a four-car garage and atrium and is close to Footscray’s retail hub, train station and cafes.

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