Built into the former Henderson Publishing warehouse at 7 Balston Street, about six kilometres south of the CBD, the dwelling (pictured top and left) includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas and a garage.
The fully renovated home is expected to sell for more than $2.6 million when it goes to auction on Saturday, October 27.
Ms Ansell-Jones told realestate.com.au, which is reporting the listing, that it “could be decades to see something like this again”.
The home interiors are appointed with polished stone, timber floors, exposed bricks and steel.
The bohemian suburb, about a kilometre from St Kilda’s beach, has a median house price of $1.2 million, according to the Real Estate Institute of Victoria.
Earlier this month, we reported that a Balaclava home rented by retired AFL footballer Ben Cousins at 18 Willow Street was listed for sale with a price guide of $1.55 million to $1.7 millon.
ABC radio host and journalist Richelle Hunt (pictured, right) is also selling in the suburb. Ms Hunt’s home, a renovated Edwardian at 5 Elm Grove, will be also be auctioned by Chisholm & Gamon on Saturday. It is expected to sell for between $1.3 million and $1.4 million.
Many of the panellists from The Project live in Melbourne.
Last year, Peter Helliar paid $2.55 million for a Federation home in Ivanhoe, in the north-east. Carrie Bickmore also moved to this this suburb after paying $1.6 million in 2013.
Waleed Ally lives in Richmond, in the inner-east, while Steve Price owns a property in South Yarra (the Sydney resident also owns an apartment in that city’s Kirribilli).
Rove McManus, the other owner of Rove Enterprises, recently spent $6.4 million on a home in Sydney’s waterside eastern suburb of Bronte.
Mr McManus once lived in a historic Melbourne home at 37 Docker Street, Richmond, which he sold seven years ago for $3.4 million, a substantial rise on the $1.9 million he paid in 2003.