Issimo: Urban Oasis

An old textile factory dating back to Flinders Lane in Melbourne’s rag trade days makes a stylish city pad, writes Rhiann McNally

For almost 20 years, apartments in Sargood House have been among the most sought-after conversions in the city.

Built in 1929, the building was originally a warehouse for the Sargood family when the top end of Flinders Lane was home to the rag trade.

Its conversion in 1998 was a for boon house hunters looking for a stylish city pad that was considerably larger than any New York-style apartment on the Melbourne market.

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