Fitzroy is the undisputed hipster capital of Melbourne. Try walking down Brunswick Street without spotting a beard, a full tattooed sleeve or a fixie. In fact, it's unlikely you won't spot all three.

Fitzroy was actually Melbourne's first suburb and consisted mostly of small workers' cottages and wide-spread slums conditions. Slum clearances in the 1960s led to the development of several large-scale public housing projects.

Today, residents of Fitzroy -- or 'Fitzroyalty' -- run the gamut, from wealthy young professionals living in renovated cottages to recently-arrived refugees living in public housing. And, of course, there's the hipsters.

The area has a grungy feel, with great examples of street art and a raw/distressed aesthetic.

Homes from Fitzroy that have been previously featured on Lunchbox Architect