The development sits majestically off Manor Place and opposite flowering Spring trees in the adjacent park. The Crown Mill is one of Dunedin's iconic Victorian properties. Designed by James Hislop, the original building was built in 1867 from pressed bricks and Oamaru stone. It housed the first-ever steam
driven mill in Dunedin.
In 2003, the building underwent a major redevelopment. Recycled heart Rimu, Kauri and Oregon woods were used from floors to paneling. The chimney that vented steam has been opened into an atrium with balconies, stairs and a lift, and is trimmed with Italian-style wrought iron stairways, rails, gates and balconies.
The Crown Mill is a Category I Historic Places Trust listing.
A feeling of warmth and belonging comes from the restaurant and café, providing a sense of energy and place. It is a delight for a meal after work or a steaming hot morning latte. An exclusive boutique hair salon located in one of the attached buildings further enhances the experience of living at The Crown Mill.