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What is it about old warehouse conversions that appeals to everyone so much? Of course, we all love those high ceilings, big windows and knowledge that, since the building's still standing after 50, 60, 100 years, it's likely to be still standing for a while longer.
Yet it's more, much more, than that. "The buildings themselves have an authenticity which cannot be newly recreated," says Iain Halliday of architect BKH, who's been designing the conversion of an 103-year-old luggage-manufacturing warehouse into 38 apartments in Surry Hills.