A bold new Auckland development is promising to elevate and revolutionise inner city apartment living as we know it.
It’s hard to deny Auckland’s increasing potential as a truly exceptional world class city. But given that our fair city touts a lifestyle envied by urbanites the world over, what’s glaringly absent are the number of up-market residential solutions that offer an inspired and elevated manner of living right in the heart of the city. Enter The International; a building that transcends much more than a place to reside, instead facilitating a whole new way of living.
Evoking a sense of community that one would usually associate with suburban life, these opulent inner city apartments have been masterminded by the talented team at architecture and design firm Jasmax in collaboration with the cool, minimalist interior aesthetic of designer Rufus Knight. At their core of The International, however, is the concept of collectivity that is setting a whole new standard for urban residential living in Auckland city.
Located behind the façade of The Grand Hotel on Princes Street, residents will enjoy unrivalled access to a plethora of shared spaces and amenities outside of their apartment life. Matching itself to that of some of the world’s finest five-star hotels, The International caters to every resident’s whim. A heated outdoor swimming pool boasts luxury cabanas to lounge in and is surrounded by exquisite Japanese-inspired gardens. An outdoor terrace, The Podium, serves as a peaceful transition between the pool and cafe, and is the perfect place to position oneself for catching the late afternoon and evening sun.
A sleek private dining room will give residents the chance to entertain guests in an elegant space with the hospitality provided by Pondarosa Group (Seafarers, Ostro, Ebisu), while a temperature controlled wine cellar provides the ideal surrounds for residents to congregate over their appreciation for fine wine. Furthermore, a high-end cinema is available for private hire while an in-house library invites residents to settle in and sip on a nip of whisky from the bistro. The striking on site cafe — another offset of the Pondarosa hospitality group, set to become a destination unto itself — rounds out the elevated lifestyle experience. Fair to say, The International is redefining our expectations for a sense of community when it comes living in the city.
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