295-309 King Street, Melbourne

295-309 King Street, Melbourne. Image: Plus Architecture
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Pool, gym, library/lounge, private dining area, spa, wine cellar, oker/mah-jong room
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1,292.00 square metres
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Southern Cross Station
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