Apartment living: Harbour views and inner city living in Menkens apartments

HISTORIC: Apartments in the Menkens complex on Scott Street are sought after. The building retains original features in the foyer and offers an on site gym and lap pool.
HISTORIC: Apartments in the Menkens complex on Scott Street are sought after. The building retains original features in the foyer and offers an on site gym and lap pool.

An apartment in the “very popular” Menkens complex in Newcastle is being marketed by Walkom’s Kate Rundle with a price guide of $1.05 million.

ROOM WITH A VIEW: This two-bedroom apartment in the popular Menkens complex has been brought to market by Walkom's Kate Rundle with a price guide of $1.05 million.

ROOM WITH A VIEW: This two-bedroom apartment in the popular Menkens complex has been brought to market by Walkom's Kate Rundle with a price guide of $1.05 million.

The two-bedroom residence with study at 14/161 Scott Street overlooks the harbour and Ms Rundle said there had already been a good response ahead of the first open home on October 28.

The complex sits in behind the building’s historic facade, designed by architect Frederick Menkens, and the entrance retains the feel of the original 1899 building, with exposed bricks and wooden beams.

There is an on site gym and lap pool.

Location and size are expected to be the key selling points of a three-bedroom ground-floor apartment on Helen Street in Merewether.

Lynette Allison of PRDnationwide is marketing the property at 1/17 Helen Street and will take it to auction on November 8 with a price guide of $700,000. 

It is one of just four in the complex and enjoys access to a private courtyard. 

“It is a ground floor apartment and it’s the size of a house. It’s a good three bedrooms plus a study and is in close proximity to the beach,” Ms Allison said.

She said strong interest had already come from a range of buyers.

Luke Murdoch of First National Newcastle City has brought an apartment on Darby Street in Cooks Hill to market with a price guide of $480,000 to $520,000. 

The one-bedroom residence at 274 Darby Street is currently being leased for $420 per week and offers an opportunity for investors, first home buyers and downsizers.

Anthony Merlo, of Dalton Partners, is marketing a selection of one-bedroom apartments in the Boulevarde on Beaumont complex on Beaumont Street in Hamilton with a price guide of $310,000 to $325,000.

A one-bedroom apartment on Hunter Street, Newcastle in the iconic building of the famous Star Hotel is being marketed by Century 21’s Nick Stewart with a price guide of $420,000 to $460,000.

A sub penthouse apartment with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and harbour views in the Edition complex at 10 Worth Place in Newcastle was sold for $865,000 by PRDnationwide’s Steve Cornes.