Commanding views across historic City Hall and Paris End Skyscrapers, this centrally located apartment sits within the famous 1924 early modernist/Art Deco Capitol Theatre Building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright trained architect, Walter Burley Griffin. Griffin is renowned for his design for Australia's capital city, Canberra.
A modern one bed apartment in the absolute heart of the CBD overlooking the Second Empire style Neoclassical Melbourne Town Hall built in 1870. At just under 50 sq m (Melbourne inner city apartments are generally not as large as in suburbia and space is a premium) it is equipped for stays for one or two people. Features include comfortable queen size bed, Euro galley kitchen and contemporary bathroom. With public transport, restaurants, bars and much more at the doorstep, it is convenient to everything Melbourne city has to offer from 'Paris' end Collins St. shopping, to the Arts Precinct and Laneway coffee and food - it's all at your doorstep or within 10-15 minute walk. The Capitol Theatre building is heritage listed and as such, the original features such as the huge windows, and interior column detailing dating from 1924 are there to appreciate in original condition as a contrast to the more recent interior renovations and modernisation. The heritage listing also exerts it own challenges for owners and requires us to respect the original fabric of the building - such things as windows and walls cannot be altered and remain a beautiful and tangible reflection of times long past. The space is also a reflection of my life philosophy of "less is more". Clearing out superfluous items, walking/cycling or public transporting, and living in a space that is no larger than it needs to be for my needs - is benefiting the health of the planet and my own wellbeing. It is also an ideal way to live for those needing to travel frequently or perhaps just to love the feeling of freedom that comes with this lifestyle. I hope you enjoy as much as I do - the subtle patina of history that the space exudes and that is served so well by the convenience and aesthetics of the surrounding 'borrowed' landscape - the wonderful facades and 'living rooms' of the city, and its excellent transportation systems. Please enjoy my humble abode!
Fully furnished including TV, fast wifi/internet is also set up for streaming YouTube and other eligible internet channels (ie. You can log into your Netflix, Stan etc from your smart phone) through Chromecast and the TV. A good range of DVD's is provided or play your music library from your smart phone through the quality speaker system.
Euro washer/dryer combo,
Microwave, Fridge, Gas Cook Top, Electric oven, Toaster, Electric kettle, Cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery, clean and luxurious 800 tc linen and all other bedding. Iron and ironing board. Hairdryer.
Other things to note
PLEASE NOTE: As with most inner city locations there is potential for some outside noise. Please consider carefully whether a suburban location (away from tram routes) may suit your needs better. Provisions:
Bath towels provided (I supply fresh linen & towels once every 7 days of your stay and we do not change the bed linens or clean the apartment during your stay, unless specifically agreed at the time of booking - extra charges may apply). Body and hand wash are supplied as well as shampoo, conditioner, makeup remover pads, and a hairdryer.
Fresh fruit, milk and OJ.
Heating - 'Space' heating, wall mounted.
Ceiling fans plus portable cooler for December to March.
I would be very appreciative if you could provide some information about yourself when requesting a booking, especially if you have not been reviewed on Airbnb. And please let me know asap if you decide not to go ahead with an enquiry would be very much appreciated as the apartment is in demand due to the location. Thanks!
Strictly No Smoking inside the building.
Please don't cook with oil unless prepared to do a thorough clean up afterwards!
No parties or functions and please respect the other residents in the building (please keep the volume low!). You are not required to strip the bed or do anything else except tidy after yourself, but if rubbish builds up please put it in the street bins on Swanston Street - would be appreciated. Above all I would love to know that guests have relaxed and enjoyed themselves. Love it and look after it like your own home!
You will have the apartment to yourself but I or my 'helper' are available if you need assistance or information. I will meet you to hand over the keys and am available at other times by phone or email. I will respect your privacy unless you specifically ask. Though I reserve the right to enter (in line with Airbnb policy) I will not do so without advising.
A travel lover myself, I love to host people wherever I am in the world. I have been living and working in China for three years - in Nanjing and Shanghai - and my life continues to be a "Tale of Two (Great Design) Cities" - Shanghai for business, friends and pleasure, and Melbourne which is my home and family base. Professionally I am a Landscape Architect, an artist, writer and photographer. Along with architecture and design I have a passion for great food and coffee - see my blog 'Letters from Cafe Noir' for more tips on great coffee in Melbourne - Australia's Coffee and Culture Capital!! I look forward to meeting you and to sharing my spaces in Melbourne's fabulous CBD.