Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Apartment

Hampton Court is the Neo-Georgian style apartment that was built in 1929 and one of the early apartments in Auckland City.
This is a lovely, stylish old building, with some art deco features. Our children are renting one of two penthouses on the top floor, ( the 9th) so I will now take you on a tour.

This apartment is perfect, it's very light and sunny with a casual atmosphere.
With black marble tiles, parquet wooden floors and carpet in the bedrooms, makes for a comfortable place for them to live.

I would be very happy cooking in the wonderful kitchen

It has a little tiled deck, where they will be able to sit outdoors and enjoy the sun.
V's bedroom and her black tiled en-suite, sorry was hard to photograph all the black in the room.

M's bedroom with the sun streaming in and his bathroom
Will show you the view from the apartment around Auckland City, next time.

We are looking forward to spending a night over in the City, now and again - on the sofa bed in the lounge, we have bought.

I hope all is well in your world and that you are enjoying your week


  1. Dear Carolyn,
    this Apprtment looks beautiful! Really perfect for your son and daughter! I love the way, the roosm are and most I laove the wooden floor!

    I hope they really enjoy living there!

    Have a wonderful week my friend!

    Sending love and hugs

  2. Hi Carolyn,
    What a beautiful place for your children to live. The kitchen is stunning, love those floors. Thanks for sharing these pretty photos.

  3. Dear Carolyn,

    First of all I would like to congratulate you on your sons birthday! I hope you had a lovely day together?!

    Hampton Court looks like a beautiful building. Your children are very lucky to be renting an apartment there. It's looks spacious and light to me.

    It's difficult for young people to find suitable accommodation in Holland. Prices are rising rapidly. My middle daughter is studying in Amsterdam and finds it very difficult to found normal priced rooms there.

    Wish you a lovely day,

    Madelief x

  4. It seems to be a very confortable appartement....
    Enjoy your day Carolyn !


  5. What a great apartement...o my !! it looks so good!!....have i told you we live also in a apartement??? is so nice and bright.......and all at one floor..we never lived in a normal house...always

  6. very nice apartment, beatitfully located in this art deco building. I like the kitchen, especially:)

  7. Oh they are so lucky, to be able to live in such a wonderful building, dear Carolyn-it surely looks all new and modern inside.
    Wish them a happy life there.

  8. Wonderful show us the apartment, spacious yet cozy and inviting for a cup of tea, I love cooking in perspective or larger or smaller, the light shines through everything and so everything comes to life thanks for your visits which I love kisses gull in flight.

  9. What a gorgeous building, darling!
    Love your apt.!


  10. Dear Carolyn,
    this appartment is great!
    A very beautiful and comfortable place!

  11. Wow Carolyn..... what a wonderful apartment. Much light and space and what a beautiful kitchen. The herringbone floor is also beautiful.
    What a wonderful place.

    Warm wishes, Mea

  12. Love this apartment! The inside and outside is so charming. Hugs to you my sweet friend...thank you for sharing. xoxo

  13. How exciting! What a charming building and the penthouse!!! How nice that they are rooming together! Not too many siblings would do that!!!


  14. Ciao cara...

    Che bello, molto ben strutturato.

    Complimenti per l'acquisto.

    Un abbraccio e grande bacio! Smuack...NI

  15. Hi Carolyn,
    This looks like a fabulous building. I love that it is a charming old 1929 building but yet it is very updated on the inside. I'm sure they enjoy living there and how fun for you to get to visit (maybe they'll even let you cook!).

    Have a happy week,

  16. WOW! It's really lovely! I'm sure your children will love staying there. Love the kitchen.
    Sending hugs, dear Carolyn.
    Monica xo

  17. Hi Carolyn,The apartment looks great.Love the kitchen.Hope they have happy times there!

  18. Congratualtions all around, dear Carolyn!

    Do hope you are keeping well and wishing you and your family a lovely weekend!

    XOXO Lola & Nora):

  19. Hi Carolyn,
    Oh your kids have such a wonderful apartment. It is looks comfy and stylish and the kitchen is awesome. I sure love that sunny deck too.
    I wish them many happy times in their new place and health and happiness always.

    Thank you for stopping by for tea. Have a great rest of the week my friend.
    XOXO Celestina Marie

  20. My dear dear Carolyn

    Now that school is in session, my freedom to visit all my favorite blogs has diminished and now I find myself scrambling to sorry , but HERE I SEE such a beautiful apartment and that KITCHEN IS STUNNING!!!!! I hope you are well my friend, and I wish you a happy weekend to come! Anita

  21. Dearest Carolyn,

    That is a very classy apartment! What a neat penthouse they both live in. Smart to have put in marble and wooden floors. That saves each new occupant lots of money too, no carpet needed and very easy to clean.
    Sure you will go there for a visit now and than; that's the next chapter in your lives...
    Love to you,


  22. That's really luxury, Carolyn! Your kids must be very happy to have such a great place to stay.
    Have a great weekend :-)!
    Hugs to you,

  23. Wow! What a nice apartment, i would love to live there. Beautiful with all the windows, and so nice terrace. Guess that it´s a brilliant view.

  24. I wish I could pack off and head here right away! Looks like a dream house to me, so classic and elegant! Lovely, simply beautiful.. Thank you so much for inviting us all in :)

  25. The apartment is just right for them, and I love the black marble tile. I hope they enjoy their new home. It's hard when they leave the nest, isn't it? I have been through two so far. Hugs to you.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  26. Hi Carolyn! Thank you for the tour of their fabulous new place. So many great details and lovely views. I can imagine how different it must be from your island. I've lived in large cities and quiet towns and love aspects of both. But cities do suit the younger lifestyle better. :)

    – g

  27. Best wishes to the happy couple! :)


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