A new breed of luxury, high-rise apartment living is promising to change the Auckland lifestyle for good. And while its arrival is necessary if we’re to meet the needs of our ever-evolving population, such a strong focus on superstructures may be overshadowing the fact that, for those not yet partial to lofty living, there is also a growing demand for community-minded, urban villages. One of the first to meet that call, is The Hadlow.
Nestled in the heart of Grey Lynn, The Hadlow is a development ideal for those who are wanting the village lifestyle without having to leave behind the benefits of inner-city dwelling. Conceived by the architectural visionaries at Leuschke Group, it comes as no surprise that much of The Hadlow’s allure is down to the impeccable design, both indoors and out.
Each spacious residence, divided by concrete intertenancy walls, follows an open floor plan whereby the kitchen and lounge area connect, and a sliding door between the living quarters and the greenery-drenched private courtyard ensure that the flow between indoors and outdoors is seamless. The residences are characterised by earthy materials, and thus play host to sleek timber furnishings — like the kitchen cupboards and wardrobe doors in the bedroom — and marble tiling, which can be found across the walls of the refined and modernistic bathrooms.
Once outside, each terraced abode boasts a luxurious facade made up of both brick and timber, the former of which is slicked in stark white paint. Whether it’s dripping from the window balconies or lining the car park spaces, protruding from the private courtyards or hedged between each residence, flourishing mature greenery can be found peppered throughout the outdoor spaces.
The Hadlow has, after all, been designed to connect residents to their natural environment, not only to provide a stronger sense of community, but also to encourage them to live a more sustainable lifestyle. To encourage farm-to-table cooking at home and general eco-living, in addition to standard neighbourliness and community spirit, a private, communal vegetable garden is available for resident green thumbs. Even the car-share facility, spread across three car parking spaces, will provide the latest model of electric car for residents to use.
When health-conscious Hadlow inhabitants aren’t kicking back in their private courtyard or tending to their flourishing vegetable patches, they can partake in the countless boot camps and fitness groups that are held at the local parks. Dining options are plentiful too: whether it’s a coffee and a spot of brunch or a heartier dinner complete with a glass of wine that incites intrigue, a multitude of cafes, eateries, bars, restaurants and local markets are on hand to satiate local gastronomes.
Needless to say, The Hadlow is set to be an inner-city sanctuary that offers an unparalleled experience to its residents. Intertwining every perk of both the relaxed-village and inner-city lifestyles, there’s no questioning the demand for Grey Lynn’s newest residential offering.