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