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Council turning bedsits into 5 bedroom units.

WCC is about the second biggest social houser in the country. In a deal  costing hundreds of millions with central government, the big number of bedsits are being amalgamated inot a much smaller number of really big units. Those   going to get help, are in big groups aparently,  so the council is going to give them what they need.

So where do the elderly & disturbed go, past residents of the bedsits?

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October 26 2010 | About Wellington Apartments and Environmental Comment | No Comments »

Tattoo Apartments succeed off plans, even now.

Here is the monster demolition truck on site. Proves there is always demand even in tough times. Awesome tilt slab, 5 metre high 50 m2 design statments, I have one for $327 000.

Tattoo starts construction

Tattoo starts construction

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Tattoo

September 17 2010 | About Wellington Apartments and Admiring Real Estate - as Art and Notable Property For Sale | No Comments »

Wonderful Use of REAL Money




Wonderful Wellington Property: Buy a commercial building. Put your apartment on top!
I believe all three of these buildings have a “beneficial owner” who uses, or has used the Penthouse themselves. I don’t know for sure with one of them.
Now isn’t that smart? No body corporate, generally no noise, and look at the locations! Interestingly the photos were taken virtually from one spot. Well done!

June 23 2010 | About Wellington Apartments | No Comments »

When The Big One Comes


Soho Apartments is only one of 3 apartment buildings in Wellington, I am told, that comply with the latest code. The complex is actually 4 16 story towers, each of which can sway 600 mm without damaging each other. Good for a magnitude 8.5 shake…but I trust its not tested!

May 15 2010 | About Wellington Apartments and Earthquakes. aka The Big One | No Comments »

Soho Apartments Facebook Site

Soho Wellington is going to be handed over to the 325 new owners tomorrow, Monday 17th March 2010.It looks like I’m going to be at this 325 apartment landmark a lot now. Just been appointed Agent for Conrad, to sell their remaining units. And with the size of the development there will be a ton of things owners want to know & talk about. So here’s the spot.

Until I sort this hyperlink you will have to cut and paste this I’m sorry.

http://tinyurl.com/24k9uat

May 15 2010 | About Wellington Apartments and Social Media | No Comments »

Soho Apartments to Settle Soon…all 325 of Them


I was talking to the overall project manager for Holmes Group, the builders, yesterday. When I asked what he will do when Practical Completion is signed off, and the building handed over to Conrad, the developers, he paused, then said….”taking a long holiday” !
It is a mammoth development.
Must be a $100 million complex.
Await being allowed in to view with anticipation.
Practical Completion is hoped for today or tomorrow.

May 09 2010 | About Wellington Apartments | No Comments »

Wonderful Wellington Properties: Will Be Wonderfully Dramatic Apartments!


Tattoo Apartments, Abel Smith Street.
5 metres of floor to ceiling glass.
Note: declared interest. I have an agency to sell these!

May 09 2010 | About Wellington Apartments and Admiring Real Estate - as Art and Around Wonderful Wellington | No Comments »

Wonderful Wellington Buildings. Wonderful Apartment Block


Heres what will be an ongoing list of Wellington buildings that improve our environment

Makita, Oriental Parade
Most of whats new in this dress circle area ranges from dull through bad taste to OK. This is tasteful, & enhances the very fine location. Well done.

April 25 2010 | About Wellington Apartments and Admiring Real Estate - as Art and Around Wonderful Wellington | No Comments »

Ugly Wellington Buildings. Ugliest Alteration


Inspired by the blog “Ugly New Zealand”, here are 4 nominations of buildings that peeve me every time I see them. Other nominations invited. I’m doing them as 4 separate blogs

The “Burger King” building, Manners Mall.
First glance shows a beautiful old Bank building.
Terry Serepesos now of Phoenix & T V fame, got consent to build this truly tragic mess on the roof. In an example of literally “pushing the boundary” he then added insult to injury by building, I recall, 1.5 metres forward of his consent. An uproar ensued, abatement notice was served…but it still stands there, a blot on the civic landscape.

April 25 2010 | About Wellington Apartments and Ugly Wellington | No Comments »

Ugly Wellington buildings. Ugliest Apartments.


Inspired by the blog “Ugly New Zealand”, here are 4 nominations of buildings that peeve me every time I see them. Other nominations invited.
Kent Apartments, Kent Terrace
There are many contenders for this award. I nominate this one because it occupies such a visable spot. To me looks thrown together. The window joinery being the same colour as the building grates with me.

April 25 2010 | About Wellington Apartments and Ugly Wellington | 2 Comments »

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