Are you a cook? Do you adore entertaining? Are you a Francophile?
If so read on ….
This luxurious home is completely saturated with the unique ambiance of a Parisian apartment. A marble-floored foyer where the lifts stop only with swipe-card access, leads to one wing of the apartment with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. A mottled mirrored wall cleverly hides the access to the caterer’s scullery which interestingly has 3 phase power.
There is a separate bathroom, as well as a guest bedroom suite that has its own walk-in wardrobe, office, and an en-suite.
Turning left in the foyer of the apartment leads to an American oak-floored reception area that flows on to the dining space, where the dining table is positioned under an immensely theatrical and mesmerizing Venetian glass chandelier.
Other chandeliers throughout the home impart another world glamour and are evidence that the original owner owned a lighting business or so the story goes!
The home flows on to a generous living room that spans the depth of the apartment, with windows and low storage units on both sides.
The living area and dining and master bedroom can in fact be used separately to the family wing. The master bedroom has a sumptuously spacious and luxurious marble bathroom and a dressing room with 10 metres of hanging space.
Design wise the entire living and entertaining space is defined by the European kitchen and caterer’s scullery. An island bench has been fashioned from an enormous slab of Carrara marble that a previous owner had craned in over the apartment's north-facing balcony. Here, there is an Electrolux cooker with a gas hob, as well as a Miele induction hob. This cook’s kitchen will encourage fabulous culinary performances.
The home has three ovens and three dishwashers so entertaining is easily managed. Drinks have been held in the past for 120 people. Social life will be surely healthily centred in this elegant apartment.
The covered balcony currently accommodates a 12-seater dining table. A border garden of camellias adds greenery and has an irrigation system that keeps the plants watered.
A smart technology entertainment hub runs all the media throughout the apartment. Two stairwells and two lifts give secure access to this whole floor of approximately 318 m. Three carparks are included in the sale. Most conveniently 2 St Martins Lane has two guest carparks, agreeable peaceful rules around short term letting and a pet policy.
The district is very lively and within walking distance to the eateries of K Road, Parnell, The Domain, Newmarket, Ponsonby Auckland University, Auckland Hospital are an easy walk and it is a brisk 12 minute walk to the CBD. Naturally Double Grammar Zone gives children automatic access to these prestigious schools. Easy access to motorways north and south, enables a quick exit of Auckland city
Here you will be cocooned and find places for socialising, for privacy and for intimacy. If you are clearly intent on enjoying yourself, you should come and view this home. It is an extraordinary space with multiple references to a European way of living. View and you will fall in love a little and of course find it difficult to leave.