Midcentury Apartment, City Central home swap
Two level row apartment. Offstreet lane-way. Designed and built in the 1950's, native timber floors, scandanavian influences, sun facing, deck, 3 upstairs bedrooms, plus study, and downstairs open-plan living, dining, kitchen. Upstairs bathroom and laundry and second toilet downstairs. Two Queen bed, one single, and fold out bed in study. Tidy throughout, with renovations completed downstairs in last 3 years. Parking at door. Well lived in space that we are bringing back to its mid-century democratic origins. Designed with easy living, indoor-outdoor access, simple decor, recent appliances, warm light interior. Shared neighbours vege and herb garden in lane way. This is urban living in one of the original local neighbourhoods of Auckland.
We have fibre wifi broadband, use of computer, use of bikes, possible car exchange.
Gas BBQ on deck for summer evening BBQ's, Portable Weber so can take it with you in the car for a summer evening BBQ at the beach. Picnic gear, boogie boards, snorkeling , beach gear all available.
About the location
Easy walkable accessibility to the diversity, creativity, culture, energy and outdoors of one of the great small cities of the world. Walk through park across the road to Ponsonby Rd, with myriads of cafes, galleries, restaurants, food outlets, local fashion. Up the hill 10 minutes to funky and diverse K road, independent stores, nightlife bars, music venues and ethnic eateries, etc. 15 -20 minutes walk down to Victoria Park, new designer Wynyard quarter on the harbour, and an easy waterfront walk or bike to ferries for the Hauraki Gulf and Islands such as Waiheke. 20 minutes walk into the CBD and Queen St, Art Gallery, Theatres, High St Shops, Bars etc. Numerous festivals and events at waterfront, including free movies and markets at Silo Park on summertime Friday nights. Excellent location for regular city bus routes.
Swimming pools - beach front outdoor, Pt Erin (walkable) and Parnell (bus ride). Kayak, wind surfing and paddle board hires at city beaches. Harbour and Gulf Sailing trips from waterfront (walkable) Native bird sanctuaries and walks on Gulf Islands, short ferry trips from down-town.
For car travel we are 4 minutes from onramps and exits from North, South, and Western city motorways. Stunning Waiheke Island beaches 45 minute ferry ride from downtown water-front (walkable). City beaches - safe and clean swimming, North Shore, West and Tamaki Drive, 20-40 minutes drive or bus ride. Auckland Regional Parks and Beaches, all points North, South and East - 45 minutes to 2 hours drive. West coast surf beaches, 70 minute drive. Bay of Islands, 3 hours drive North, Hobbiton, 2 hours drive South. Goat Island Marine Reserve, Matakana Markets, Tauwharenui Beach, 2 hours.
Walking in the Waitakere Ranges native forest 50 minutes away
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- Children welcome
- Garage / Parking
- Use of computer
- Washer / Drier
- Car exchange offered
- Use of bike
- Shopping facilities
- Local restaurants
- Art galleries
- Good public transport
- Car not required
Closest airport: Auckland International Airport
Nearest city: Auckland
Property type: Apartment
Location type: City