A chance to secure your own slice of beachside paradise is being offered in the iconic 1930s Art Deco Ormond Hall building. This, a ground floor apartment is a charmingly renovated bolthole within walking distance of the best inner-city beaches in Auckland. For the urban executive seeking a soft place to land at the end of a hard day at the office, out-of-towners who want lock and leave or a first-time buyer with a deep love of the classic architecture of the Art Deco era, this completely transformed two-bedroom apartment is ready for you. Native timber floors anchor a light, fresh, coastal interior with character elements still in evidence including within the main living room's original ornamental fire surround. The separate monochromatic kitchen has had a trendy update with subway tiling and ample cabinetry successfully blended to marry the old with the new. Both double bedrooms are served by the fully modernised bathroom featuring glass shower, smart vanity and ladder heated towel rail. Secure parking is within your own lock-up garage and the beach is only one street away so the chances of waking to sound of the sea accompanied by the squawk of seagulls is virtually guaranteed. A choice of eateries removes the ever-challenging question of "what's for dinner tonight?" as the range on your back doorstep is a literally the whole enchilada. Start your day with a run on the boardwalk and end it with friends and an ice cream at the Berkeley Cinema. Close to public transport, good schools and bay amenities this coveted lifestyle is a rare thing.