1/29-31 Divett Street Port Adelaide SA 5015

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1/29-31 Divett Street, Port Adelaide
This 1880’s warehouse apartment is of magnificent proportions. Divided into four x three-level apartments by Adelaide architect Steve Grieve, this apartment displays “Port Carriers” branding, noting its early history in the Port. The building was an original wool store, and has been extensively and sensitively modernised. Creating a unique example of warehouse living, seldom found on this scale in Adelaide or worldwide.

As one of the most historically iconic places in South Australia and the last major port development in Australia, this Divett St warehouse is located in the area known as McLaren Wharf in the Port Adelaide State Heritage, Bohemian Precinct. It's the cornerstone of the Port Adelaide waterfront renewal. Just take a wonder and be amazed at the reinvigoration, incorporating significant investment and rare intact streets capes. Accessed from behind a subtle and elegant facade of characteristic curved brickwork, the apartment spans three soaring levels, each potentially a stand-alone apartment, so vast is the total area - in excess of 500 sqm. The historic significance hits you as you enter. It's awesome! Ascending from street level, the secured, entry door reveals original cast iron column and steel beam construction, retained as an example of great engineering, along with large exposed hardwood joists. The Oregon stairway of three flight is original and the aged timbers are lustrous as too are the Jarrah floors, mellow and rich.

Taking centre stage is the magnificent Jag kitchen, featuring black opal granite topped benches, providing the best and most welcoming bar, offering options for a commercial/demonstration function room. Miele and Smeg appliances, a concealed, spacious walk-in pantry, integrated fridge freezer, dishwasher and gas cook top with stainless splash back, provide every amenity. This zone is delineated by an architectural canopy, an orb of stainless steel.

A unique curved, mezzanine retreat area is a quirky addition. Elevated and leading onto the outside patio area which is protected from the elements. The pulpit like, cocooned area is a place you can really do your own thing. Chill out, escape, relax and be uninterrupted. It's just one of the many add-ons in a very special place. This entry level is also well equipped with discreet laundry, separate toilet and shower plus fabulous storage. Allocated as the dining area, the space is limited only by the dimensions of your furniture. A Mega Nectre slow combustion heater extends to level 2 above. It's effective, economic and ecological heating at its best. Throughout you'll be warm in winter and cool in summer with the thick walls, cross ventilation and insulation which result in a green audit, low energy usage rating.

If you hunger for colour, it's an integral part of this home, subtle but significant, strong and vibrant not dominant or bossy. The living entertainment level has it all. It reflects lights and moods from the tall windows, flooding the area day and night with interesting hues, light and shadows. Heritage street lamp light fills the ground floor at night. New York vibe, it's on trend and never more authentic. You'd see properties like this fetch sky high prices in New York in "the city that never sleeps." Here you can be in one of the world's top most liveable cities and have it all.

Appointed as the lounge zone - think grand scale - conjure up the biggest sofa/wrap lounges, create your dream knowing anything you select will fit with ease. Always wanted an installation art work? - it's already there - the soaring, magnificent three tier Oregon staircases, forming a backdrop to all activity, exclusive parties, becoming a child's play park or a sculpture to cherish - something for everyone and a testament to artisans from a past, skilled era, long gone. Proportion is key and the balance of soaring ceilings and stairs are in perfect harmony, aesthetically pleasing.

Descend to a new world below - constant temperature and again space unlimited. Storage for wines, pool room, men's shed extraordinaire, including an auto hydraulic lift for access for your Harley or two? A super space for any number of uses with storage and a third toilet - would make a wonderful teen escape or theatre room. It could be converted for a commercial application STCC.

The top level with clever architectural angles has options for 3 bedrooms, the master suite palatial, with unimpeded space and light with French doors and stunning views of street scapes, trees and sky. Equipped with but seldom used, a reverse cycle split system is provided, as sea breezes and cross ventilation provide effective natural cooling. A generous walk-in robe and tranquil spa like, two-way ensuite retreat give the finishing luxury touch. Double showers, full size bathtub, discreet, privacy toilet screen and ample storage. A frosted glazed and frame-less shower screen and a large skylight, through which the moon shines, create a bathroom gentle in tone with a calming aura. Bedroom 2 is light and spacious and has a walk in robe and room to relax.

Bedroom 3/study is currently configured as a stunning office space, it would convert to a fabulous bedroom retreat featuring a full glazed wall creating a surprise element. It’s open plan at its best. There's a library space and open gallery area too. Plan to inspect early as you'll want to linger. Home to arts, tourism and an array of festivals and events, there's always something to do... Or not, the choice is yours.

Only minutes to top restaurants and bars, it's the best of cosmopolitan life with a wonderful community vibrancy. One of the Australia's top family friendly areas Harts Mill playground, plus Aviation, Nautical and Railway museums and shipping history with the Falie and the Adelaide Clipper, you'll be spoilt for choice, only a 20 minute drive from Adelaide.

This is a lifestyle choice, yours to embrace.

Council $1,947.84pa : SA Water $254.83pq : Strata $614pq (approx)

RLA 275279
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Key Features

  • Built-in Wardrobes
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Floorboards
  • Fully Fenced
  • Open Fireplace
  • Outdoor Entertainment
  • Secure Parking
  • Split System Air Conditioning
  • Study
  • Workshop
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