Posted 22 Nov 2023

Verve November 2023 - Issue 203.

Article featured in Verve Issue 203. - November 2023

In one of the most esteemed neighbourhoods of Auckland, a groundbreaking development is set to redefine apartment living in the City of Sails. York House is poised to become a remarkable vision upon its completion, boasting 33 sophisticated apartments and eight pristine penthouses offering arguably the most stunning views across Auckland.

With its prime location on York, Bradford, and Earle Streets, York House has been meticulously designed by Monk Mackenzie architects to maximize natural light, ventilation, and space while providing an exquisite landscaped environment. The gently curved, textured charcoal concrete facade will capture and reflect light and shadows in a unique and captivating way throughout the day, ensuring that the entire development exudes a distinctive character influenced by the changing lighting conditions.

The robust concrete exterior is complemented by lush greenery and convenient access to outdoor spaces. On the apartment levels, spanning from ground to the third floor, tailor-made steel planters seamlessly blend into the edges of each balcony, enhancing privacy and skilfully integrating the architecture with native landscaping.

On the uppermost penthouse levels, you’ll find expansive terraces, some of which span an impressive 130 square metres, enclosed by sleek balustrades. These terraces offer enviable elevated vistas that stretch across the Waitematā Harbour
and the cityscape without interruption.

Amelia Holmes, one of New Zealand’s most sought-after interior designers and stylists, has meticulously designed the interiors of every residence. The living areas are generously proportioned and airy, while the bedrooms and bathrooms exude luxury and comfort. Designer kitchens seamlessly blend form  and function. In the penthouses, a modern island bench made of travertine stone serves as the focal point, and floor-to-ceiling walnut cabinetry reveals a concealed and fully equipped scullery featuring high-end Gaggenau and Fisher & Paykel appliances.

York House is poised to provide an exclusive haven for “right-sizers” seeking a contemporary, low-maintenance lifestyle in a privileged part of the city. Parnell’s dining and retail offerings are exceptional. A stroll down a brick-paved alley between buildings may lead you to unexpected restaurants or art galleries. Parnell offers a genuine village experience, and York House will be a welcome addition to this charming neighborhood.

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