When we met Nick Crooks, we knew we had found the architect for the job at Yard 41. His ideas were quirky yet simple and the detail and finishes he envisaged and described were exquisite. Yard 41 has been thoughtfully curated to depict and impersonate a nuveau gentrification style of architecture by Nick. With Anglicised Victorian aspects, detailed brick work and modern twists, the warehouse and dock style buildings are industrial and raw, reflective of modern paced living.
The buildings at Yard 41 sit alongside The Ruby Orchard – The original building on the site, built in 1941 (hence Yard 41). The architecture really have become the talk of the town, Nick has described each building here to enlighten you on the style of each:
Shop 1 – Art Deco inspired, marble faced building housing Pyga Industries. Retro and funky – I was really not sure about this one, but now totally love it!
Shop 2 – Anglicized Victorian flat brick detailed gable end with a Victorian style shop front where Craik Speirs has designed the most beautiful salon.
Shop 3 – Modernist frameless glass shop front housing Randles attorneys.
Shop 4 – Pitched gable end bricked detailed with an original, refurbished vintage shop front where you will find The Lucky Fish Cafe & Deli.
The Farmers Daughter Restaurant is an industrial, raw bricked warehouse style building with a double volume and wrap around veranda. The staircase is quite beautiful!
Blackwood’s Gardenette – Dock style building with raw brick and Georgian plaster detail. The timber doors are something else!
Step back and take a look at the detail during your next visit!
Photographs by Esmeralda Noble Photography