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New York-Styled Apartment in a Former Bank HQ

VerifiedSuperhostJohannesburg, Guateng, South Africa
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Entire condominium hosted by Ade
6 guests3 bedrooms4 beds2 baths
Chic spaces of chevron hardwood floors and exposed brick walls add to the Manhattan-inspired aesthetic of this home. Notice the reclaimed bank doors that lead through the lobby, the open-plan living room and fire up a BBQ using the grill out on the patio. This airy apartment is in a converted, Art Deco styled, former Bank HQ building, on the city's oldest street. It comes with a rare parking space, rare double glazing and is often featured in South African television ads or movies. Sympathetically renovated, expect fluttering hearts and a desire to move in permanently.
Chic spaces of chevron hardwood floors and exposed brick walls add to the Manhattan-inspired aesthetic of this home. Notice the reclaimed bank doors that lead through the lobby, the open-plan living room and fi…
“When first renovated, this apartment was the featured in a double-paged Sunday Times article.”
– Ade, your host

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Amenities

Everyday

Free parking on premises
Full kitchen
Washing machine
Wi-Fi
TV
Bathroom essentials
Bedroom comforts
Coffee maker
Hair dryer
Iron
Lift
Black-out blinds

Accessibility

Bathroom

Handheld shower head

Bedroom

Extra space around bed

4.83 out of 5 stars from 269 reviews
4.83 (269 reviews)

Location

Johannesburg, Guateng, South Africa

Update your view of Johannesburg in this calm oasis set high above the gritty city. Located in an exciting neighborhood of Johannesburg, within minutes of the vibrant entertainment and artistic centres of Maboneng and Braamfontein. The guided local walking tours are highly recommended, as are visits to the African dinner clubs.
Explore Johannesburg’s most important historical sites like the apartheid museum and Soweto, from this classy, convenient basecamp.
Update your view of Johannesburg in this calm oasis set high above the gritty city. Located in an exciting neighborhood of Johannesburg, within minutes of the vibrant entertainment and artistic centres of Mabon…

Distance from O.R. Tambo International Airport

21 mins by car without traffic

Hosted by Ade

Joined in July 2015
  • 738 Reviews
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  • Superhost
Hi, I'm Ade. Born and raised in the UK, I moved to South Africa in 2005 and fell in love with the place! Renovating spaces is my hobby and your booking, via Airbnb, helps pay for me to continue with this hobby. I've had such a positive response from guests that have stayed in these apartments, that I just kept going and am just about to finish my fourth project. All of my renovations are made available under the banner African Penthouses. For my day job I work for global NGO that works with financial institutions to improve access to formal financial service for low income women. It means I travel. A lot! So Airbnb asked me to list 5 things I like. Well, in no particular order (and purposely not mentioning my amazing girlfriend)... Building and home renovation. Have loved creating unique spaces and learning from each project. The fact that these types of building's would be out of my reach, in any major city in Europe or America, makes it that bit more enjoyable. My job. After 20 years in corporate, it feels good to building something special. I have a real passion for music. More playing than making, though I am in the process of learning to play the piano, and was a fairly reasonable DJ in my younger days (does that count as making?). I'm slowly building up my Sonos system (Lego for adults), which is great for filling your home with sounds controlled from the iPad! I'm a Spurs fan. (Tottenham, not San Antonio). Yes there are one or two fans outside of Tottenham. London. The one advantage of having to travel so much for my work, is that I actually get back to London quite often :-)
Hi, I'm Ade. Born and raised in the UK, I moved to South Africa in 2005 and fell in love with the place! Renovating spaces is my hobby and your booking, via Airbnb, helps pay for m…
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  • Dylne
  • Prescillia
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  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours

Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 11:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events