Absolutely in the centre of Melbourne, this converted, open-plan warehouse is full of natural light and character. Easy walking distance to all points in the city as well as Southbank, Docklands, Carlton and Fitzroy. One of a kind laneway experience.
Parties, events and gatherings of any kind are not permitted.
One-of-a-kind warehouse conversion in an unbeatable city location for shoppers, foodies and culture lovers.
See a video of this apartment on the Sydney Weekender website when it was featured by AirBnB. Search for AirBnB and Melbourne and it should come up.
My apartment is located seconds from the official centre of Melbourne, yet it's in a quiet lane with excellent natural light. The centre of Melbourne is known for its many laneways which are full of smart bars, cool cafes, art galleries and some world class graffiti art. One of the nations' premier coffee houses, Brother Baba Budan (aka the cafe with the chairs hanging from the ceiling) is located on the corner of the laneway. Gourmet Travellers pick for the nations' best new restaurant is Tipo 00 on the other corner.
The apartment is the top level which is level 2 (Ground, 1 then 2) and is the only residential floor int this building dating back to 1887. It's an open plan set-up with a spacious mezzanine bedroom, separate toilet and somewhat over the top bathroom with a large sunken bath. The main space measures about 7 metres by 14 metres. There's no lift and quite a few stairs so it isn't suitable for anyone with compromised mobility.
The apartment has a King size bed, TV, DVD, wi-fi, hair dryer, hair straightener, full laundry facilities and a swing in the middle of the living space. Access is by stairs only. No parking included but plenty of car parks nearby. If 'no parking' is a deal breaker then let me know as I might have a solution.
Melbourne's public transport system operates as a hub with all trains and trams radiating from the centre so getting around is easy. The closest supply of city bikes is just across the road.
A few people have asked me about window coverings: The apartment has no window coverings, however it isn't really an issue. The city lights aren't very bright or close by the apartment even though it is right in the centre of town. And the bedroom is higher than the top of the windows so in the mornings the apartment is light but not bright and there is no direct sunlight into the bedroom area at any time
Special rates apply for the Australian Open, Grand Prix and Melbourne Cup Week.
NOTE: A remote part of the rooftop is now home to a beehive as part of the Rooftop Honey project. The bees don't come in or near the apartment however, Matt and Vanessa, the beekeepers may need occasional access to tend to the hive.
The apartment appears this year in the film Predestination starring Ethan Hawke for whom the apartment served as his NYC loft home in the 1970s.
AFL Grand Final - October 1
Derby Day - October 29
Melbourne Cup - November 1
Oaks Day - November 3
Stakes Day - November 5
NO PARTIES ALLOWED IN THE APARTMENT.
Guests have full access to the apartment but are requested to avoid the upper level of the rooftop where the bee hives are kept.
Interaction with guests
Interaction at their initiation.
Other things to note
The spa function of the bath tub does not work.
Whatever gets taken up to the roof must be brought down. Special care needs to be taken to ensure that nothing is left that can block the drains.
Do not open the door behind the ladder.
Melbourne girl, business owner, publisher, traveller, wannabe gardener and dog owner (but not).
Current mission: Pursuing a luxe minimalist approach to life. The pursuit of great life experiences over acquisition of stuff. Digitising photos, music, movies, documents and getting rid of stuff. Travelling, a lot. Thanks to AirBnB I'm 'living the dream' which generally excludes cliches.
As a guest I'm super low maintenance. I'll be happy with a the wifi password and a place to sleep. And chances are I'll have a big list of underground places to visit before I even arrive.