106/14 Merivale Street South Brisbane
If art can be considered a window to the soul, then perhaps there is no more soulful a building than Station 16, located here in the middle of South Brisbane’s vibrant cultural and arts precinct. Indeed, not only are there plenty of windows framing this contemporary tower’s strikingly architectural façade; upon first visit one can’t help but notice that there is artwork aplenty too.
In fact, upon entry to this building’s managed foyer and beating heart, visitors are instantly greeted by a panorama in paint – a colourful aerial-view artwork depicting inner city Brisbane, South Bank and surrounds. Below beckons a table proffering printed pamphlets, arts guides and special interest magazines – a veritable smorgasboard offering all the promise of the diverse range of cultural activities that await just outside the door.
Beyond the lobby and venturing deeper into the halls, again artwork transforms walls into curated galleries, alighting the way to the apartments within. This, together with on-site facilities including a crystalline pool and residents’ fitness centre establish this as a building with a strong sense of purpose and place, while a particular one-bedroom apartment undoubtedly occupies a prized place within it.
Presented by local, boutique Brisbane real estate company Duke Realty, this residence is a rare, inner-city apartment with an abundance of heart and soul. A unique find, it is indeed worthy of being presented so, with the property currently being marketed as the ultimate little private and light-filled studio of the soul.
As Duke Sales Agent Jason Chave elaborates, “This first-level apartment really is the ultimate blank canvas, a space to which you can easily bring a touch of your own personality, imagination and flair. At the same time, it’s also a fantastic example of how clean, contemporary and neutral finishes continue to offer lasting value and broad appeal.”
An inspection reveals that he’s right, on both counts. It’s certainly not a stretch to imagine this contemporarily styled and generously sized apartment dressed as a chic, inner-city weekender or a warm, comfortable escape from the 9 to 5. As a flexible space that is calm, cosy and collected, it also holds enduring promise as a quiet and peaceful single abode.
Currently home to a long-term, established tenant, this intimate and well-maintained property currently presents in the style of a sort of eclectic dream. Entering into the apartment is to embark upon a sojourn into the current resident’s varied interests and travels, yet you cannot help but notice that there is something incredibly familiar and comfortable, conveying that this apartment is a much-loved home.
Beyond styling, the call to those who consider themselves Chasers of the Light also reverberates strongly here. Free-flowing, open-plan living spaces give way to a brightly illuminated, north-east orientated bedroom and sundeck, both awash in an abundance of natural light and spectacular morning sun. At the same time, both these spaces enjoy dappled screening, protection and privacy, courtesy of the lush, lingering greenery of established sidewalk trees.
At a more practical level, this spirited inner city apartment ultimately establishes its value as a 1 bedroom plus, courtesy of an additional private study / multi purpose space more than capable of accomodating a plus one. A well-appointed kitchen boasts quality contemporary finishes and a suite of modern appliances, while a generously sized bathroom integrates both a shower and bath tub, an increasingly rare luxury in smaller apartment living.
Courtesy of intuitive design and unrivalled space and flexibility, this is a one-bedroom apartment that goes above and beyond. A space to channel creativity and positive energy in a place filled with colour, vibrancy, animation and vitality, this is a refuge where one can find quiet and solace while keeping a finger on the pulse of Brisbane’s eclectic coffee culture and lively creative arts and culinary scenes.
For more information or to book your private inspection, contact Jason Chave or see our listing at dukerealty.com.au