Northbrook Residents’ Lounge
Northbrook Residents’ Pool
Northbrook Residents’ Outdoor Terrace

From its waterfront locale to its on-site restaurants and luxury amenities, Northbrook is setting a new standard in later living

The perception that hangs around the ‘aged-care’ trope is in dire need of re-examination. It is an outdated idea that those facilities dedicated to later living are tired or depressing, and is something that the clever minds at Winton — New Zealand’s largest publicly-listed development company — are challenging with their groundbreaking new project. Northbrook is a premium lifestyle development that provides sleek, sophisticated residences to those who appreciate good design and want to enjoy the best years of their lives in the lap of luxury, where every whim is catered to, and at the sort of level one might expect from a five-star hotel. And it’s changing our outlook on later living for good. 

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Northbrook Residents’ Harbour Views

Located in the heart of the bustling Wynyard Quarter precinct (which affords its residents both waterfront living and a private marina) as well as breathtaking views of Auckland’s sparkling Waitematā Harbour, Northbrook has been meticulously designed for comfort, convenience and ease of living, offering an unprecedented level of luxury. Here, Winton (backed by years of design expertise) has collaborated with internationally-renowned design studio Woods Bagot to bring to life a building of unparalleled architectural presence, alongside interiors that are as sumptuous as they are practical. Going beyond the principles of ‘universal design,’ Winton called on its collaborators to create spaces that would balance luxury with the specific, practical needs of its Northbrook demographic and in doing so, are promising the kind of lifestyle that can really only be described as living in a high-end hotel — so considered and convenient are all of the amenities.

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Northbrook’s show apartment — now open and available for viewing

Inside, Northbrook will offer 154 exquisite, private dwellings with no stone left unturned in terms of high-quality finishes and beautiful interior detailing. Each residence will feel curated and contemporary, with material palettes built around timber flooring and joinery, undulating marble and natural-stone surfaces, a neutral colour palette, luminous brass fixtures and furniture that offers enveloping comfort while cultivating a distinctly cool vibe. Built on the idea that good design never ages, the overarching aesthetic at Northbrook marries classical style with a contemporary edge, resulting in an incredible later living concept, the like of which we have truly never seen before. 

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Northbrook’s show apartment — now open and available for viewing

The development will also offer its own hospitality precinct with exceptional, purpose-made, premium dining options. Here, residents will have access to a cafe pouring expertly-brewed coffee daily, a restaurant serving the best, locally-sourced seasonal fare, a bar, a private dining room and even a dedicated wine and whisky library, all able to be enjoyed alongside the raft of restaurants and bars on offer throughout the Wynyard Quarter precinct — situated within walking distance of Northbrook. That said, if going out isn’t on the agenda, Northbrook residents will also be able to access world-class meals from any of the development’s dining venues, via room service delivered directly to their doors. 

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Northbrook’s show apartment — now open and available for viewing

Also on site will be a fully-equipped wellness facility, which will include a yoga studio and gym, massage and physiotherapy services, a heated pool, a salon, a spa with a variety of treatments available and an infrared sauna. Catering to anyone seeking to put their health and wellbeing first, this offering simply adds to the holistic way in which Winton has considered every aspect of its luxury, later living lifestyle. Elsewhere, there will also be an art studio and gallery as well as a media room. Because while the residences are beautiful and the building unique, what Winton recognises is the need to support its Northbrook residents in every aspect of their post-retirement lives. 

Of course, those drawn to the lifestyle at Northbrook will benefit hugely from the waterfront location, where residents have access to a private marina. Alongside the aforementioned bar-and-restaurant scene, Northbrook’s Wynyard Quarter affords its residents’ plenty of entertainment options at the likes of ASB Waterfront Theatre, as well as close proximity to the bustling Ponsonby, Britomart and CBD precincts, and the access to unique hospitality and retail this affords.  

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Northbrook’s show apartment — now open and available for viewing

Ultimately, Northbrook is set to be a haven for discerning individuals looking to continue to build on the lives they love. It is setting a new benchmark for later living and aged care that is grounded in exceptional, practical yet luxurious contemporary design, and offers the kind of waterfront lifestyle that honours the wonderfully rich, successful and fascinating lives of its residents. 

With Northbrook Wynyard Quarter well underway, the team at Winton have further facilities in development for Hobsonville’s Launch Bay, Christchurch’s Avon Loop, Arrowtown and Wanaka, extending the reach nationwide for those seeking an exciting new chapter for their post-retirement lives. If you or someone you know is interested in understanding the groundbreaking standard of luxury later living offered at Northbrook, you can enquire here, or undertake a virtual tour below. Or even better, you can experience Northbrook’s exceptional offering in real life at its new show apartment — now open and available for viewings. Get in touch by emailing here, to book your walk-through now.

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Image credit: Jono Parker (showroom images)

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