Sold - 16.01.2018
Many Aucklanders will have marvellous memories of exciting shopping trips to the landmark six-storey George Court Building department store in Karangahape Road. Opened in 1926, it was successfully and sympathetically converted to apartments in 1993. Apartment 1M has been recently renovated creating an interior makeover that blends functional modernity with the provenance of a gracious bygone era. With a convenient layout over two levels, the upper mezzanine floor has a double bedroom with adjacent study and large walk-in wardrobe. This could be a desirable retreat for an older child or live in student.
On the main level, the brand-new galley-style cook's kitchen with ample food preparation areas, modern appliances and a muted palette flows to a spacious, elevated open plan living and dining area. This area with an extra high stud of over 4 metres, is lit by a substantial bank of original metal-framed windows. Once upon a time these displayed Persian carpets to the outside world -they flood the apartment with light and frame your cityscape view across to the distant Manukau Heads.
This level includes the two additional double bedrooms - the master with en-suite and a walk-in wardrobe. All flooring is original to the 1920s building - highly polished and durable jarrah. Both bathrooms have been newly fitted and have stayed with the theme of black and white - the fittings conveying a sense of tradition with a modern flavour.
The apartment building's unique lobby with its English oak panelling, famously grand cast iron neo-Greek style staircase and granite flooring is a striking reminder to residents and visitors alike that this is building where stories have unfolded and memories have been created. Centrally located for a vibrant and lively city life, the CBD and Ponsonby are so handy as are many of Auckland's top bars, cafes and restaurants.
The current owners are relocating overseas and regretfully parting company with this chic apartment. C.V.(2017): $1,060,000
Property ID RMU25120
Close To Schools, Close To Shops, Close To Transport
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