Claudia Karvan, Jeremy Sparks list warehouse converted home

The Redfern home is expected to sell for c$2.7 million.

Actress, director, producer and script writer Claudia Karvan with partner Jeremy Sparks, an engineer, can expect c$2.7 million selling their former home – a four-storey warehouse conversion in Sydney’s Redfern.

The dwelling, part of a former clothing factory at 17 Charles Street which Mr Sparks replaced as five dwellings in 2004, goes to auction next month.

Spreading 280 square metres, the property includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a garage and rooftop terrace with city views.

The complex contains a garage door from a Clovelly service station, Carriageworks railway ceiling lights and a steel staircase from a 1960s warehouse.

The couple is reported to have hosted Australian entertainers there including Simon Baker, Joel Edgerton, Asher Keddie, Tex Perkins and Noah Taylor (story continues below).

Ms Karvan’s father, former Kings Cross nightclub owner Arthur, who now lives in Bali, is also reported to have stayed.

Cobden and Hayson Surry Hills’ Brigitte Blackman is representing Mr Sparks, whose family purchased the factory for $725,000 in 1994, and Ms Karvan.

Five years ago the actress offloaded a Bondi Beach apartment for $908,000 – a rise on the $285,000 outlaid in 1997.

Early last year the entertainer banked $1.15m selling a 46-hectare retreat, Itchenstoke, in Bilpin, 100 kilometres west of Sydney, to a neighbour.

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Marc Pallisco

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