These new apartments are setting a new standard in Auckland luxury living.
Like most city-based Aucklanders, the idea of apartment living has crossed our minds as much more than just a fleeting fancy. For a myriad of reasons — their convenient locality, resort-like amenities, security and a reluctance to take on half of Auckland at a Herne Bay auction — it seems a practical option. And following the theory of ‘if you’re going to do it, do it well’, it’s fair to say after a nosy around, The International’s penthouse apartments are set to become Auckland’s finest.
Establishing the benchmark in Auckland luxury living, The International is a new apartment development due to open its doors in 2018. Designed by renowned Jasmax architects with interiors by local wunderkind Rufus Knight, the complex sits on Auckland’s tree-lined Princes Street, in the heart of the leafy art and university district. Boasting a host of amenities that offer tenants endless opportunities to entertain or socialise with like-minded residents, the 17-storey architectural feat will house an outdoor pool, cafe and restaurant, state-of-the-art gym, private dining room, library, exquisite Japanese garden, communal wine cellar and private cinema.
Within the penthouses themselves, the luxury is only amplified. Sprawled across an impressive 334-424 sqm (the top floor 678 sqm home has already been snapped up), the exclusive suites’ towering 3.2m front doors will give way to the world-class living within. A relaxed opulence, the lofty homes are equipped with modern fitouts, home theatres, kitchens and world-class technologies, with open fireplaces and (our favourite touch) an outdoor spa from which owners can take in the exquisite Auckland skyscape — perhaps with a glass of bubbles or two. A lifestyle reserved for a fortunate few, there are just five remaining penthouse apartments for sale, so the opportunity to purchase your own piece of Auckland’s finest is fleeting.
Sitting behind the ornamental façade of Auckland’s prestigious Grand Hotel on one of the inner-city’s most desirable streets, The International is raising the standard of apartment living to lofty new heights. An alternative to suburbia that doesn’t demand compromise, we certainly have our eye on the new community-focused complex.