Behind the door of this heritage-listed factory facade lies a stunning city apartment in Perth

Behind the wooden door of an old heritage-listed factory facade in Perth lies a stunning city apartment complete with the original factory steel beams, a modern kitchen and a stylish loft for storage.

The converted warehouse apartment situated at 6 Saunders Street in East Perth is different to the thousands of warehouse renovations across Australia, insofar as it features a slice of history in the Boans Furniture Factory sign located above its front door.

Originally constructed in the 1910s, the factory was part of the retail chain Boans, which operated until the family sold to department store Myer in 1986 and sold everything from horse saddles to food.

Behind the wooden door of an old heritage-listed factory facade in Perth lies a stunning city apartment complete with the original factory steel beams, a modern kitchen and a stylish loft for storage (Number 6 Saunders Street pictured)

Behind the wooden door of an old heritage-listed factory facade in Perth lies a stunning city apartment complete with the original factory steel beams, a modern kitchen and a stylish loft for storage (Number 6 Saunders Street pictured)

The warehouse apartment situated at 6 Saunders Street in east Perth is different to the thousands of warehouse renovations across Australia, insofar as it features a slice of history in the Boans Furniture Factory sign above its front door (pictured)

The warehouse apartment situated at 6 Saunders Street in east Perth is different to the thousands of warehouse renovations across Australia, insofar as it features a slice of history in the Boans Furniture Factory sign above its front door (pictured)

Originally constructed in the 1910s, the factory was part of the retail chain Boans, which operated until the family sold to department store Myer in 1986; it was converted into apartments in 1997 (outdoor area pictured)

Originally constructed in the 1910s, the factory was part of the retail chain Boans, which operated until the family sold to department store Myer in 1986; it was converted into apartments in 1997 (outdoor area pictured)

While much of the warehouse conversion is now modern and hi-tech, the renovators have kept many of the original factory features including original steel beams (pictured)

While much of the warehouse conversion is now modern and hi-tech, the renovators have kept many of the original factory features including original steel beams (pictured)

According to Real Estate, the old factory is the ‘last remaining link’ to east Perth’s industrial past and the only building in Western Australia that still carries the Boans name. 

It was converted into residential apartments in 1997. 

While much of the warehouse conversion is now modern and hi-tech, the renovators have kept many of the original factory features.

These include the timber floors which are from the original building and situated on the upper floor, the brickwork and the original steel beams on the ceiling. 

The old factory is the 'last remaining link' to east Perth's industrial past and the only building in Western Australia that still carries the Boans name. It became residential apartments in 1997 (interior pictured)

The old factory is the ‘last remaining link’ to east Perth’s industrial past and the only building in Western Australia that still carries the Boans name. It became residential apartments in 1997 (interior pictured)

Modern additions include a state-of-the-art luxury kitchen with an island bar, stainless steel appliances and Carrera marble (pictured)

Modern additions include a state-of-the-art luxury kitchen with an island bar, stainless steel appliances and Carrera marble (pictured)

There are also three bedrooms (pictured), including a large master bedroom with a built-in wardrobe, loft-style storage with access via a ladder and a private en-suite bathroom

There are also three bedrooms (pictured), including a large master bedroom with a built-in wardrobe, loft-style storage with access via a ladder and a private en-suite bathroom

Modern additions include a state-of-the-art luxury kitchen with an island bar, stainless steel appliances and Carrera marble. 

There are also three bedrooms, including a large master bedroom with a built-in wardrobe, loft-style storage with access via a ladder and a private en-suite bathroom.

The warehouse apartment features a spiral staircase leading up to the loft that could serve as the third bedroom, a study or a reading room.

‘This unique and rare warehouse terrace has been fastidiously presented over multiple stunning levels,’ real estate agent Hayley Veitch told FEMAIL.

‘More than a lifestyle, this home is a statement.’ 

The warehouse apartment features a spiral staircases leading up to a loft that could serve as the third bedroom, a study or a reading room (the main area and spiral staircase pictured)

The warehouse apartment features a spiral staircases leading up to a loft that could serve as the third bedroom, a study or a reading room (the main area and spiral staircase pictured)

There are two bathrooms including a private en suite that comes next to one of the bedrooms (one of the bathrooms pictured)

There are two bathrooms including a private en suite that comes next to one of the bedrooms (one of the bathrooms pictured)

At present, two of the warehouse apartments - situated at 4 and 6 Saunders Street - are available for sale, and this is something which real estate agent Paul DiLanzo said is 'very unusual' (interior pictured)

At present, two of the warehouse apartments – situated at 4 and 6 Saunders Street – are available for sale, and this is something which real estate agent Paul DiLanzo said is ‘very unusual’ (interior pictured)

'The current owner bought one in 2002 and the other in 2005. He renovated one of them about 10 years ago and number 4 he has been renovating for the last four years,' real estate agent Paul DiLanzo said (loft space pictured)

‘The current owner bought one in 2002 and the other in 2005. He renovated one of them about 10 years ago and number 4 he has been renovating for the last four years,’ real estate agent Paul DiLanzo said (loft space pictured)

At present, two of the warehouse apartments – situated at 4 and 6 Saunders Street – are available for sale, and this is something which real estate agent Paul DiLanzo said is ‘very unusual’.

‘It’s a very rare occurrence that you can buy two of these side-by-side,’ he said.   

‘The current owner bought one in 2002 and the other in 2005. He renovated one of them about 10 years ago and number 4 he has been renovating for the last four years.’  

He said that the warehouses are available separately or can be sold together to make one giant space.

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