12/82 King Street PERTH WA 6000
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Life at the Paris End of the City
INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT
Number 82 King Street will stop you in your tracks! Originally the G.R. Wills fabric warehouse, the building was constructed in 1924 in the Edwardian style with additional floors added in 1950. More recently, an adjoining building was acquired and the two properties combined. Together, with an impressive façade and magnificent internal spaces, it was now perfect for preservation, restoration and transformation into 33 ultra-desirable modern residential and business premises.
Every effort was made to retain, re-use and showcase the original character of the building. The entry statement is the perfect demonstration of how successfully this was done.
Not one, but two security doors lead into an impressively proportioned, almost medieval wood panelled hallway with barrelled timber ceiling, gleaming parquet floor, gigantic metal clad pillars and a set of steps flanked by a pair of quite marvellous gargoyles. As a counterpoint, the walls display original modern artworks by some of Perth's most renowned artists.
At the centre of the building mass, a light filled atrium with reflecting pool, bamboo and silent waterfall reaches to the roof, where louvres automatically control the flow of fresh air, light and weather. Close by is the original freight lift, fully restored and invaluable for the movement of furniture, fittings and other equipment.
Apartment 12 has towering ceilings and a massive internal volume. With huge windows and abundant natural light, it is a world-class New York style loft apartment.
Basically white, with one wall of stripped original brickwork and a beautifully quoined and arched example of brickwork in the bedroom, it is the ceiling that is the showstopper! Multi levelled, with beams, pipes, various finishes and even a massive steel girder - all painted white - this is a ceiling worthy of a coffee table book.
Floors are golden European Oak and window frames are black metal, matching a black spiral staircase that leads to an almost invisible mezzanine floor that spans one end of the living space forming two offices and a library.
Masterful planning has created two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a powder room, laundry, offices, kitchen, living, dining areas and an amazing amount of storage without in any way reducing the enjoyment of the immense space and freedom of this exceptional home.
Reading more about this property won't help at all. It is all completely dazzling and if you don't see it you will be depriving yourself of a rare and exciting experience that can never be duplicated.
• Reverse cycle Daikin air-conditioning
• Smart wiring
• Soft touch light switches. All lights can be dimmed.
• German kitchen cabinet interiors and sliding mechanisms.
• Miele induction cooktop, self-cleaning oven, microwave/combi oven, plate warmer
• Smeg dishwasher and fridge
• 2x storage hot water units, less than 3 years old
• European oak parquetry flooring
• Fitted wardrobes and storage throughout
• Heated towel rails to master and spare bedroom ensuites
• Italian TV wall unit
• Home occupation registration - business by owner/occupier and family members, no more than 20sqm dedicated to business. Refer to Perth City Council for further details
• Halogen lighting
• Double glazing
• Art gallery picture hanging system
• Rogerseller bathroom fittings