Drawn in the 1920's, this north west facing Ground floor apartment, one of 12 in the iconic Brighton Gardens, has Spanish Mission styled wooden paned windows, architectural detailing to cornices, and ironwork balustrades that creates a rather European feeling.
Even if you are not ready to downsize yet, you should go ahead and purchase this rare offering.
In the interim rent the home out as the current owners have done. Astute buyers will know they must act quickly and put pen to paper to secure this property on the market for the first time in nearly two decades.
Utterly liveable as it is or perhaps ready for a little French makeover, this private, warm, light filled space is no ordinary apartment. Sea views to Hobson Bay, Waiheke and Coromandel will mesmerise you and keep your spirits lifted. Street level access and single level living makes it easy for elderly visiting relatives to share what is a charming home.
Wander down to Bloodworth Park for fresh flowers and strawberries, or stroll to Parnell Road for your daily coffee.
Perhaps you will appreciate the proximity to St Mary's Cathedral for services and concerts, as well as the eateries and boutiques of Parnell Road. On Saturdays turn right for the buzz of La Cigale French market or take a walk into the CBD via the waterfront.
This is a practical apartment with two bedrooms, a separate bathroom, a separate laundry and an updated kitchen with good appliances.
You may want to bring your dog, so you can both enjoy the boardwalks around Hobson Bay.
When you fall in love with the inner beauty of this home you will know she was worth waiting for.
You might call it a pied a terre, a lock and leave or simply your next Double Grammar home.
Whatever, be prepared to be romanced, by this apartment!