Basically the history of this house was in 1874. This was a handball court. How long ago was 1874? 146 years ago. So 146 years ago, this was a handball court. And then it was turned into a brick ...
A historic Victorian-era property in Melbourne that hosted the first intercolonial handball competition in 1874 is now home to singer-songwriter and actor Troye Sivan.
The house used to be a handball court in 1874, but later turned into a brick factory before it became a place of residence. Significantly refurbished by Troye, it has much of the essence of Victorian origin.
The property was originally a handball court when it was first constructed in 1874, before being turned into a brick factory and eventually into a residence in 1970.
The home was previously a handball court back in 1874, which then transformed into a brick factory before becoming a place of residence.
The home was previously a handball court back in 1874, which then transformed into a brick factory before becoming a place of residence. Although it’s been heavily renovated by Troye, it still features much of the essence of its Victorian-era origins. During his tour, Troye first took viewers his loft-style living area, which features stunning high ceilings and exposed beams and staircases.
Victorian homes are feted for their rich history and ornate decorations. Still, this Melbourne property raises the bar – it hosted Australia’s first intercolonial handball competition in 1873 and was later was converted into a brick factory. Architect John Mockridge converted the property, in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton, into his residence in 1970 and the house retains its vintage interiors with cork ceilings and retro mezzanine, and open timber rafters.
In December 1874, while plans were being finalised for the return intercolonial handball match in Sydney, a telegram from Port Darwin announced the death of Peter Taylor. When the news was later relayed to the Carlton handball court, the matches scheduled for that day were cancelled and the court was closed as a