'Masterpiece' hits the market for $2m - but don't be fooled by the exterior

A Brisbane home listed for $2 million on the property market has proven why you should never judge a book by its cover.

The warehouse conversion in Fortitude Valley was originally built in 1920 and used by blacksmiths. But the property has come a long way since then.

Hiding behind its original ornate Art Deco façade stands an elaborate split-level home incorporating both indoor and outdoor spaces.

The property appears to be modest from the outside. Source: Ray White
Behind the old warehouse front is a modern two-storey home. Source: Ray White

The four bedroom, five bathroom property is fresh off the back of a five year renovation by owner Samantha Jones and has been described as a “blend of the old and new”.

“It is a very forward thinking design… the quality of it is amazing,” Ms Jones told realestate.com.au.

Designed by architect Yuri Dillon, the design has managed to incorporate several modern elements alongside original features such as existing doorways and the warehouse’s timber beams.

The home has a perfect blend of “the old and the new”. Source: Ray White
The spacious four bedroom home also boasts five bathrooms. Source: Ray White

Several features include a master suite with walk-in wardrobes, an indoor swimming pool and even a separate loft apartment.

And despite putting the home up for sale, she says she will miss the unique development.

“That house is that house, you couldn’t replicate that house.”

The $2 million home even has an indoor swimming pool. Source: Ray White