WHO hasn’t entertained the romantic notion of living in a converted warehouse apartment?
Like some artist in an indie movie struggling to make ends meet while enjoying a chaotic, bohemian lifestyle in New York.
Well the Voice can’t guarantee all that stuff, but this apartment in the Old Boans warehouse in East Perth certainly has a ton of cool history behind it.
The 5000sqm warehouse was built in the early 1900s and used by Boans, the former West Australian department store chain.
Brothers Harry and Benjamin Boan opened their first shop on Wellington Street selling drapery and dry goods in 1895, and started punting furniture around 1912.
After World War I, as demand for new homes increased, they built the factory in East Perth.
Eventually Myer Emporium (now Coles Group) purchased Boans in 1985 and closed its flagship Wellington St store a year later to make way for the Forrest Chase Myer complex.
In 1994 the old Boans warehouse was sold as part of the East Perth Redevelopment Authority’s plan to kick-start commercial activity in the area.
Today it is a trendy and very desirable inner-city complex on Little Saunders Street.
This split-level apartment is currently tenanted until March, so you have some time to get everything ready to move in or you could possibly extend the lease and be a landlord (very attractive right now with low rental stock and unprecedented demand).
The spiral staircase is a real winner and it adds to the authentic air in this one bedroom one bathroom apartment.
There’s 63sqm of living space with the bedroom and bathroom on the top floor.
The downstairs open plan living/dining/kitchen area has that classic warehouse conversion-look.
There’s lovely exposed beams on the ceilings, split system air con, new tiling and built-in wardrobes in the bedroom.
Another great feature is the 13sqm courtyard where you’ll no doubt be hanging out with your libertine friends or writing the next great Aussie novel.
The home includes a secure under-cover parking bay, secured gated grounds and you can apply for an additional street car bay from the City of Perth.
Situated on Little Saunders Street, you are a short walk from Optus Stadium and the Crown Casino. This is a very cool apartment with a great backstory.
Offers in the $400,000’s Boans Warehouse
6 Little Saunders Street, East Perth
RealEstate88 9200 6168
Agent Chris O’Brien 0452 581 831