Adelaide Converts to Loft Style Living

Adelaide’s urban evolution is continuing to take shape with the launch of an innovative new residential development which takes its cue from New York style loft living. 

Flinders Loft, developed by Guava Lime Property Solutions, is a $16 million project to convert a nineties former office block on Flinders Street into one of the city’s most fashionable and forward-thinking new residences.

Featuring double height ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious open plan living areas, Flinders Loft is the first redevelopment of its kind in Adelaide. The building’s 18 boutique apartments echo the design of the Manhattan warehouse conversions which have revolutionised urban living in New York over the past decade.   

Guava Lime director Michael Loucas said that demand amongst Adelaide homebuyers for high quality, design-led residences in the city centre is increasing.

“Adelaide may be Australia’s most liveable city, but modern city dwellers are looking for more than just a central location,” Mr Loucas said. “As our population grows and cultural renaissance continues, we need to deliver innovative and inspiring accommodation options that go far beyond the standard high density, compact apartment living.

“With Flinders Loft, we are offering residents an aspirational lifestyle that combines the convenience of a city centre location with spacious, innovatively-designed and ecoresponsive living spaces not seen before in the CBD.  The emphasis is on work, live and play all within the same precinct. This is what sets Flinders Loft apart from other developments on the market.”

Flinders Loft will place a strong emphasis on green living practices. Residents will also be encouraged to embrace more sustainable lifestyles, with a range of green measures planned including a shared pool car.  

“Once complete, the building’s green credentials will be considerable,” Mr Loucas said. “Ensuring the development is sustainable has been a priority from the start – it’s one of the reasons we chose to convert an existing building which had redevelopment potential rather than sending in a demolition crew or building from scratch.”

Buyers will have the opportunity to mix and match from a range of premium, contemporary finishes that include timber floors as standard fitout and complemented by high quality finishes including Miele appliances and innovative joinery.

Apartments will comprise the upper levels of the building, while the ground floor will feature office space and a ground floor café or organic food store.  Flinders Loft is centrally located on Flinders Street and in close proximity to parklands, popular retail and dining precincts and Adelaide’s business centre.

The sales office at 276 Flinders Street will be open from 30 April. For more information or a private viewing, register your interest at www.flindersloft.com.au. Alternatively, contact Julianne Price at the sales office on 0467 276 276.

Beachside living is back

Along with many beachside suburbs along Adelaide’s western coast, Henley Beach is undergoing something of a renaissance.

Gone are the days when a walk down the esplanade took you past tired frontages and dated apartment blocks or a spot of retail therapy meant driving into the city. Older properties have made way for new multimillion dollar homes while others have undergone spectacular renovations, all of which is helping to change the face of the suburb and boost property prices.

Once complete, Henley Square will become an important part of this rebirth.  The suburb’s increasing popularity with more sophisticated homeowners makes it an attractive proposition for premium retailers, with many major brands expected to come on board in the coming months.

Sales agent Julianne Price said: “We are witnessing a real return to beachside living as homeowners look to improve their work/life balance and take their busy lifestyles down a notch without being isolated from the conveniences they are used to.  We’re excited to be playing such a major role in the revival of this beautiful area.”