14 Dorset Street is one of the iconic ‘Dorset Street Flats’ built in 1956/57 by Sir Miles Warren for himself & 3 friends to occupy. The eight 1-bedroom flats, hidden away just off Victoria Street, marked a new era of building design in the city, and a new kind of modern, post-war living – urban, modern & minimalist.
The Dorset St Flats (dorsetstreetflats.com) architectural importance was recognised by Heritage New Zealand in 2010 with a Category 1 Historic Place listing, the highest level available, citing them as having set new architectural, social & aesthetic standards for domestic buildings in New Zealand. One of the most important Modern Movement buildings constructed in NZ. The Flats were fully & sympathetically repaired & restored by Young Architects in 2022. A sensitive modernization included underfloor heating, double glazing & modern kitchen conveniences, whilst keeping unique original features such as the built-in writing desks and dresser. The meticulous restoration was recognised in the NZIA 2023 Canterbury Architecture Awards, winning the Heritage and Colour categories.
This is a rare opportunity to view and own a piece of Christchurch’s important architectural history. Whether you’re seeking a home, a city pied-a-terre, or even a distinctive rental investment, we would encourage buyers seriously in the market for this kind of unique property to get in touch.
Viewing is strictly by appointment only.
AUCTION Thursday 29th June 2023 (unless sold prior).
A copy of the Property Information Pack is available by email on request.
You may view the history of the Dorset Street Flats, including numerous videos, photos, drawings & print articles by visiting dorsetstreetflats.com.
“Please be aware that this information has been sourced from 3rd parties including PropertySmarts/ Property-Guru/ Local Council Authorities/ CERA & we have not been able to independently verify the accuracy of the same. Land & Floor area measurements are approximate”.