Every now and again I hear some people say that once you’ve seen one city apartment, you’ve seen them all, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Although there are many apartments that were built in the days when it made good business sense to ‘pile em high and sell em cheap’ there are also lots of architectural gems across the city centre and many of the schemes built in the last five years have focussed on delivering a top quality product.
Schemes such as Saxton by Urban Splash and Crispin Lofts by Rushbond, where every one of the 82 apartments is different, are both testament to this.
There are also a wide range of second hand apartments available that are full of unique features and many have been individually designed or even completely refurbished since they were originally built.
One such apartment is a two bedroomed, split level penthouse on the fourth floor of Centaur House on Great George Street. It’s quite rare to find a home in the city that offers such an unusual and impressive living space.
The apartment in the Grade 2 listed building has high ceilings, exposed beams and original windows, and a huge living area, a 30 foot wide south facing balcony and a refurbished kitchen with island and breakfast bar- this is a really stunning apartment.
Another unique property is a two bedroom apartment in a beautiful Grade 2 listed building in the quiet and leafy area of Park Square, which is close to The Headrow and priced at £369,950. The apartment is full of character with original sash windows, high ceilings with cornicing, feature fireplaces and a separate kitchen.
This property definitely stands out from the crowd and as city apartment sales grow and the market recovers, there’s no doubt that demand for individual homes is increasing- this makes for an exciting future and we are confident that the next generation of city living will be much more focused on creating really interesting living spaces in high quality environments.