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Quay West & Metropolis apartments & Onehunga warehouse sell

The cranes for the 39-storey Commercial Bay office tower across the road are encroaching on Quay West harbour views, but the apartment block at the foot of Albert St still carries prestige.

A 12th-floor unit which will retain its north-westerly views across the Wynyard Quarter sold for about $9000/m² (net of an allowance for parking) at Barfoot & Thompson’s city auction today.

A smaller Metropolis apartment also sold, and a small Onehunga warehouse sold for $3661/m² (consented space).

Apartments

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Albert St

Quay West, 8 Albert St, unit 1204:
Features: 132m² north-west corner, air-conditioned, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms including ensuite with a bath, wraparound balcony, secure parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $12,747/year
Income assessment: $830/week, fixed until January
Outcome: sold for $1.285 million
Agent: Belinda Illingworth

Kitchener St

Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 2615:
Features: one bedroom
Outgoings: body corp levy $4909/year
Outcome: sold for $401,000
Agent: Estee Zeng

Commercial

Isthmus east

Onehunga

10C Hill St:
Features: 183m² roadfront warehouse unit – 168m² warehouse, 15m² ground-floor office plus unconsented 20m² mezzanine, 3.5m stud height, 3-phase power & container access, 2 parking spaces         
Outcome: sold vacant for $670,000
Agents: Nick Wilson & James Marshall

Attribution: Auction.

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4 of 10 apartments & units sell at Barfoots

4 sold out of 10 apartments & suburban units auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office yesterday & today. The auction offering of a total 20 homes on the agency’s main 2 days compares to 80/day at the peak late last year.

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Kitchener St

Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 2006:
Features: 48m², one-bedroom apartment
Outcome: sold for $592,500
Agent: Cindy Yu

Victoria Quarter

Hobson Gardens, 205 Hobson St, unit 2F:
Features: 158m², 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, 2 basement parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $5994/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Zoran Farac & Stephen Shin

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

2 Ellerslie Park Rd, unit 1:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $610,500
Agent: Linda Reid

Onehunga

15 Heretaunga Avenue, unit 4:
Features: cross-lease, 1/7 of 1604m², 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $590,000
Agent: Paul Hodgman

132A Selwyn St, unit 2 (pictured):
Features: cross-lease, 1/4 of 1163m², 2-bedroom unit, covered patio, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $670,000
Agents: Jerry & Fong Khoo

St Heliers

244 St Heliers Bay Rd, unit 3:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, 2 bathrooms, internal-access garage
Outcome: passed in at $700,000
Agents: Andrew Pender & Lynette Boyd

Stonefields

Illico, 4 Bluegrey Avenue, unit 410:
Features: one-bedroom top-floor apartment, deck, parking space
Outcome: passed in at $520,000
Agent: Thelina Nuval

Isthmus west

Sandringham

16 Halesowen Avenue, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, conservatory, basement garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Jim Liu & Coy Zhao

Attribution: Auctions.

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Kitchener St studio & Luna apartment sell

Both apartments auctioned at Bayleys’ city office today were sold under the hammer, one across the street from Albert Park and the other in Luna, between the motorway & Khyber Pass Rd.

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Kitchener St

Kitchener St Studios, 22 Kitchener St, unit 2D:
Features: studio, basement storage, 75% seismic rating
Outcome: sold for $495,000
Agents: Julie Prince & Diane Jackson

Isthmus east

Grafton

Luna, 16 Burton St, unit 5N:
Features: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, deck, secure basement parking space
Outgoings: rates $1661/year including gst
Outcome: sold for $355,000
Agents: Dave Hamlyn & Wendy Nichols

Attribution: Auction documents.

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2 leasehold units plus one in Metropolis sell at auction

2 leasehold apartments – one in the Docks and the other in the Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour – plus a unit in the Metropolis were sold at Ray White City Apartments’ auction yesterday, leaving 4 other units unsold.

2 units in the Spencer on Byron hotel in Takapuna were passed in, and a third was withdrawn before the auction started.

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Albert St

Quay West, 8 Albert St, unit 2302:
Features: 74m², one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1785/year including gst; body corp levy $8433/year
Income assessment: $650-700/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $565,000
Agent: Ron Yang

Kitchener St

Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 1902:
Features: 52m², corner one bedroom, storage locker, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1595/year including gst; body corp levy $7037/year
Income assessment: $620/week current
Outcome: sold for $616,000
Agent: Dominic Worthington

Quay Park

The Docks, 4 Dockside Lane, unit 224:
Features: leasehold, 30m², one bedroom, remediation of building underway
Outgoings: rates $1037/year including gst; body corp levy $4359/year including ground rent of $1675/year; terminating leasehold from 2011 for 150 years, ground rent reviewed every 7 years, next review November 2018
Income assessment: $390/week current
Outcome: sold for $121,000
Agent: Dominic Worthington

Uptown

Oxford, 13-17 Mount St, unit 5K:
Features: 54m², 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1278/year including gst for unit, $1262/year for parking; body corp levy for unit $3624/year, parking $626/year
Income assessment: $650-700/week furnished
Outcome: passed in after the sole bid, from the vendor, at $600,000
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Waterfront

Sebel, 85 Customs St West, unit (door) 615:
Features: leasehold, 57m², one bedroom, study area, 7m² balcony
Outgoings: rates $/year including gst; body corp levy $18,038/year, including $7840/year ground rent
Outcome: sold for $300,000
Agents: Judi & Michelle Yurak

North-east

Takapuna

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 501:
Features: 59m², fully furnished one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $2190/year including gst; body corp levy $2982/year excluding gst
Income assessment: in hotel management pool
Outcome: passed in at $175,000 + gst
Agents: James Mairs & Gillian Gibson

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 612:
Features: 48m², fully furnished one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1195/year including gst; body corp levy $3140/year
Income assessment: $550/week, fixed until 30 September
Outcome: passed in at $275,000 + gst
Agents: James Mairs & Gillian Gibson

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 712:
Features: 2 bedrooms
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: James Mairs & Gillian Gibson

Attribution: Auction.

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Pullman & Kitchener St apartments sell

2 apartments were sold at Bayleys’ city auction yesterday, one in the Pullman Residences and the other in Kitchener St Studios (pictured). Another 2 city apartments, a Herne Bay townhouse and a cross-lease in West Auckland were passed in.

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Kitchener St

Kitchener St Studios, 22 Kitchener St, unit 5D:
Features: one-bedroom loft, seismic rating 75% of new building standard
Outgoings: rates $1544/year including gst; body corp levy $4085/year
Outcome: sold for $665,000
Agents: Julie Prince & Diane Jackson

Learning Quarter

Maison en Ville, 24-26 Anzac Avenue, unit 4:
Features: 2/3-bedroom penthouse, internal floor-ceiling doors, leased parking space
Outgoings: rates $2751/year including gst; body corp levy $8136/year including $1988/year lift levy
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Diane Jackson & Julie Prince

Pullman Residences, 6 Princes St, unit 7G:
Features: 70m², fully furnished one bedroom, deck, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $11,209/year
Outcome: sold for $670,000
Agent: David Anderson

Queen St

CityLife, 171 Queen St, unit 2304:
Features: 261m², air-conditioned, double-height glass atrium living area, 3-bedroom penthouse, 3 bathrooms, powder room, study, wine cellar, room-sized storage area, wraparound balconies, 2 secure parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $25,486/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Shona Walding

Isthmus west

Herne Bay

4 Curran St, unit 9:
Features: 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $3276/year
Outcome: passed in at $1.4 million
Agents: Karen Spires & Sally Ridge

North-west

Sunnyvale

8 Borich Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 794m², 3 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Cindy Ji

Attribution: Auction.

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Panmure shops & 2 apartments sell

2 shops on Panmure’s main street and 2 of the 6 apartments sold at Barfoot & Thompson’s city auction this morning.

One of the apartments sold was in the converted former Beca Ltd headquarters (pictured) on Vincent St. Another apartment in that building didn’t attract a bid.

 

Apartments

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Kitchener St

Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 1312:
Features: fully furnished, air-conditioned 2 bedrooms, balcony, storage locker, secure parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $7916/year
Outcome: sold for $772,000
Agents: Betty Shao & Aaron Cook

Learning Quarter

Celestion Waldorf, 19 Anzac Avenue, unit 1702:
Features: 2 bedrooms, sub-penthouse with large balcony
Outgoings: body corp levy $8127/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Stephen & Leo Shin

Argent Hall, 2 Eden Crescent, unit 7B:
Features: 48m², one bedroom
Outgoings: body corp levy $4544/year
Outcome: passed in at $499,000
Agents: Stephen & Leo Shin

Uptown

132 Vincent St, unit GB:
Features: 104m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2.7m stud, 20m² courtyard, storage unit, parking space
Outgoings: rates $2406/year including gst for unit, $165/year for parking; body corp levy $7481/year total
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Aaron Cook

132 Vincent St, unit 5J:
Features: 70m², air-conditioned one bedroom, 8m² balcony, parking space
Outcome: sold for $751,000
Agent: Aaron Cook

Victoria Quarter

Imperial Gardens, 135 Hobson St, unit 117:
Features: 51m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balcony, separate storage
Outgoings: body corp levy $1958/year
Income assessment: $500/week current
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Johnson Chen & Emily Chen Ye

Commercial

Isthmus east

Panmure

129-131 Queens Rd, Panmure, outlined & arrowed.

129-131 Queens Rd:
Features: 263m² site, 201m² floor area, 2 shops on one title
Rent: $17,025/year + gst + outgoings from 70m² shop, 131m² shop vacant but has rent appraisal of $26,025/year + gst + outgoings
Outcome: sold for $645,000
Agents: Jane Chen & Sue Ma

Attribution: Auction.

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New zones highlighted for residential sales

The potential of new zoning under Auckland’s unitary plan is becoming a strong point for residential land sales as auction prices for houses decline and far more properties are passed in this year than last.

That was the case with 2 properties sold at Bayleys auctions this week, and a third had the existing commercial use as an attraction.

In the city centre, a 2-bedroom Metropolis apartment was sold under the hammer.

Square metre calculations below are based on more intensive use, excluding the value of the existing house.

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Kitchener St

Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 2014:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, secure covered parking space
Outcome: sold for $577,500
Agent: Harry Cheng

Isthmus east

Royal Oak

20 Acorn St:
Features: 828m² flat section zoned apartments & terrace housing, 4 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: sold for $2.82 million at $3406/m² land
Agent: Dianne Burt

Isthmus west

Sandringham

470 Sandringham Rd (pictured):
Features: 675m² corner site zoned mixed housing urban, 5-bedrooms-plus, 2 bathrooms
Outcome: sold for $1.5 million at $2222/m² land
Agent: Summer Sun

South

Howick

110 Ridge Rd & 12 Nelson St:
Features: 1741m² corner road-frontage site on 2 titles, a house on each section, 11m height & 45% site coverage as of right, agent says existing commercial use of the past 20+ years means mixed commercial & housing a possibility
Outcome: sold for $2.6 million at $1493/m² land
Agent: Gary Robertson

Attribution: Agency release.

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Warehouse, 2 cross-leases & a multi-unit property sell

A Mt Wellington warehouse, 2 residential cross-leases and property with 4 units on the one title were sold at Barfoot & Thompson auctions over the last 2 days.

Units in City Gardens & the Celestion were passed in, one in Tower Hill was sold prior and one in the Metropolis was withdrawn from auction.

Commercial

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

48 Elizabeth Knox Place:
Features: 1937m² section, 811m² warehouse with about 500m² of mezzanine storage, 67m² ground-floor amenities & office, 42m² mezzanine amenities
Outcome: sold for $2.15 million
Agent: Mike Jensen

Apartments

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Albert St

City Gardens, 76 Albert St, unit 23A:
Features: 59m², 2-bedroom corner apartment
Outgoings: body corp levy $4518/year; special remediation levies have been paid in full and the unit has an indicative settlement share of $133,889 to cover further costs; current ballpark estimates of remediation are about $22 million including gst
Outcome: passed in, back on the market at $449,000
Agents: Livia Li & Alan Guo

Kitchener St

Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 1010:
Features: one bedroom
Outgoings: body corp levy $4072/year
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agent: Paul Neshausen

Learning Quarter

Celestion, 19 Anzac Avenue, unit 302:
Features: 56m², air-conditioned 2-bedroom apartment, 11m² balcony
Outgoings: body corp levy $4284/year
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Jason Buckwell

Tower Hill, 1 Emily Place, unit 10C:
Features: 2 bedrooms, parking space, storage locker
Outcome: sold prior
Agent: Aaron Cook

Isthmus east

Grafton

31 Boston Rd:
Features: 151m² 4-bedroom apartment, mezzanine lounge, private courtyard; 112m² 2-bedroom apartment, balcony; 87m² 3-room office space; 158m² warehouse, 7 offstreet parking spaces; total 530m²
Outcome: auction postponed until Thursday 9 March at 10am
Agents: Ross & Joss Goodall

Mission Bay

63 Selwyn Avenue, unit 5:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 1038m², 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $696,500
Agents: Jane & David Wang

Mt Wellington

36A Harding Avenue:
Features: 1149m² section, 4 one-bedroom units on one title, 4 carports
Income assessment: $66,560/year appraisal in present condition
Outcome: on the market at $1.21 million, sold for $1.76 million
Agent: Rain Diao

Onehunga

95N Mays Rd:
Features: 80m² 2-bedroom terrace, patio, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $561/year, but $66,792 in special remediation levies was raised last year, estimated to be 60% of remediation costs; the body corporate has a claim before the Weathertight Home Resolution Service
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $598,000
Agents: Su Ma & Hattie Huo

Parnell

15 Augustus Terrace, unit 2C:
Features: one bedroom, parking space, storage unit
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $495,000
Agents: Jill Jackson & Emma John

25 Cheshire St, unit A3:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, balcony, tandem parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $4296/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Michael & Tatyana Ataman

Isthmus west

Avondale

6 Elm St:
Features: 1012m² section, 3-bedroom villa & adjoining 12-bedroom extension, 2 bathrooms, 3 living areas, 6 offstreet parking spaces
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.999 million
Agent: Jason Li

Grey Lynn

34 Prime Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 617m², 5-bedroom bungalow, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: auction brought forward after $1.52 million offer was acceptable, sold under the hammer for $1.647 million
Agents: Repeka Lelaulu

South

Pakuranga

25 Pandora Place:
Features: 726m² section, 2 one-bedroom units & one 2-bedroom unit, garage, 2 carports, 3 other parking spaces
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Rain Diao

Attribution: Auction.

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3 apartments & 6 cross-leases among Barfoot sales

12 of the 28 residential properties auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office yesterday were sold under the hammer.

They included 6 of the 10 cross-leased homes and all 3 apartments – one apartment the mortgagee sale of a unit in Metropolis, one on Khyber Pass and the third in Kings Square, Newmarket (pictured above).

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Kitchener St

Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 2101 (21A):
Features: one-bedroom apartment
Outcome: sold at mortgagee auction for $372,000
Agent: Philip Davis

Isthmus east

Glendowie

2A Monterey St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 791m², 153m² 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, courtyard, double garage
Income assessment: $760/week current
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Kelly Midwood

Glen Innes

10A Courtland Avenue:
Features: cross-leased 1813m², 3 bedrooms, deck, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Shane Anderson

Meadowbank

1 Hawkins St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 728m², 105m² 2-bedroom duplex, deck, offstreet parking
Outcome: sold for $885,000
Agents: Michael & Tatyana Ataman

30A Hawkins St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 660m², 2 bedrooms, carport
Outcome: sold for $862,000
Agents: Trevor Wyness & Louise Barnsley

Newmarket

373 Khyber Pass Rd, unit 3:
Features: studio, courtyard
Outgoings: body corp levy $3049/year
Outcome: sold for $381,000
Agent: Cici Wang

Kings Square, 26 Remuera Rd, unit 718:
Features: 100m², 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, 2 basement parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $4617/year
Outcome: sold for $1 million at pre-auction auction
Agents: Cici & Miro Wang

Onehunga

Somerset Gardens, 53 Mays Rd, unit 9:
Features: cross-lease, 1/13 share in 5096m², 3 bedrooms, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $795,000 at auction brought forward
Agents: Leonie Stabler & Di Lynds

Parnell

21B Cathedral Place:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1719m², 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, study, 3 living areas, patios, decks, double garage
Outcome: sold for $1.735 million
Agents: Jill Jackson & Emma John

73 Gibraltar Crescent:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, deck, double garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $1973/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: George Fong & Laura McAuley

Pt England

38 & 38A Tamatea Avenue:
Features: both halves of a 787m² cross-lease, 3 bedrooms, deck, garage
Outcome: passed in at $850,000
Agents: George Fong & Amy Xiong

Royal Oak

14 Campbell Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 1206m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $730,000
Agent: Sylvia Lu

Isthmus west

Pt Chevalier

220 Pt Chevalier Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 609m², 3 bedrooms, deck, carport
Outcome: sold for $1.21 million
Agent: Felicity Scott

North-west

Henderson

1 Ribblesdale Rd, unit 3;
Features: cross-lease, 1/7 share in 2023m², 2-bedroom unit, carport, storage unit
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $480,000
Agent: Grant Hetherington

South

East Tamaki

9 Haven Drive:
174m² townhouse on 147m² section, 2 bedrooms, double garage, courtyards
Outcome: sold for $632,000
Agents: Thomas & Helen Weber

Attribution: Auctions.

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Oaks to introduce Avani brand at Metropolis

Oaks Hotels & Resorts NZ Ltd, a subsidiary of Bangkok-based Minor International PCL, intends to introduce the Avani brand to New Zealand after gaining Overseas Investment Office approval to buy Chang Eun Oh’s hotel business at the Metropolis apartments in Auckland.

The complex has 412 apartments & commercial units, not all in the hotel pool.

The Overseas Investment Office made its decision on 7 November and released it yesterday, but neither Oaks nor Minor International (known as MINT) has made any statement on this acquisition. The consideration wasn’t disclosed.

Ms Oh’s business, through Metropolis Hotel Apartments NZ Ltd, Metropolis Serviced Apartments Ltd & Metro Suites Ltd, was far smaller than the original hotel management contract to Ascott Group, a subsidiary of CapitaLand Ltd of Singapore.

Ascott ran the hotel from the building’s opening in 1999 until the body corporate terminated its contract in 2008. The body corporate installed Millennium Hotels & Resorts on a 3-month contract, which Millennium didn’t renew.

The Minor group’s hotel business started in 1978 as Royal Garden Resorts when it acquired a hotel on the Pattaya beachfront which had 30 bungalows & 27 rooms, since expanded to 295 rooms. The group has grown its portfolio to 155 hotels in 32 countries, 1900 restaurants & 300 retail trading outlets. Its mixed-use business operates spas, shopping plazas & entertainment outlets, residential properties and a points-based vacation club. The parent company is listed on the Thailand Stock Exchange. In its last accounts, for 2015, It had net equity of $NZ1.55 billion and total assets of $NZ4.2 billion.

Minor bought the Oaks hotel chain in Australia in 2011, including its New Zealand interests – 3 hotel operations in apartment buildings in Auckland and 2 in Queenstown.

Links:
Oaks Hotels & Resorts
Minor Hotels
Minor International

Earlier stories:
23 March 2011: Bangkok hotelier Minor to bid for whole of Oaks
18 March 2011: Oaks founder sacked as receivers put his shares up for sale
22 May 2008: Ascott’s Metropolis contract terminated, Millennium takes over short-term

Attribution: Overseas Investment Office, Companies Register, Oaks, Minor.

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