Precinct 35

Monday10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Tuesday10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Wednesday10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Thursday10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Friday10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Saturday10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Sunday11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

35 Ghuznee Street, Te Aro

022 037 3665

Precinct 35 began with an idea. Once upon a time it was a bookshop, now it’s the impressive-looking Precinct that Prak Sritharan built and designed with some talented friends. When Quilter’s Bookshop left and the lease came up, he couldn’t think of a better place to house the vision he had of a fit-for-purpose environment to sell simply elegant goods suitable for both work and play.

Precinct 35 is great for a wander at will if you’re in the market for a custom Weetbix bowl or a copy of the Monocle Guide to Better Living, with a coffee courtesy of adjacent café Milk Crate. It’s hard to imagine the warren of bookshelves that once stood here, as all that remains are the four walls of the place itself and a beautiful leather-topped table that has now emerged as the centrepiece of a communal space that hums with conversation and the comforting clatter of coffee-making.

The wide open space and part-store, part-café layout make it easy to browse what is actually a carefully curated selection of goods to fit all those hard-to-fill gaps. Goods like the contemporary furniture design of Auckland-based Goldsworthy Studio, the antique art of cartography preserved by Raukawa Prints or the ultimate interior statement of a Native American-inspired Pendleton rug from Oregon, U.S.A.

In fact, Precinct 35 is the sole supplier for Pendleton in New Zealand, and the exclusivity doesn’t end there. You can also deck out your place with selected Saito Wood products from Japan or some ceramics from Sydney based Salad Days Ceramics, some of it displayed on a no-nonsense concrete table that was hand-poured in the back and so damn heavy it took 12 people and a pallet-jack to shift.

35 Ghuznee Street, Te Aro

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