Genoa Apartments – architecturally-designed apartments in Long Bay

Address | Genoa Apartments 109 Te Oneroa Way, Long Bay

Agent | Ming Liu – 027 519 6826
Agent | Tony McGirr – 021 376 001

Visit our sales suite:
104/57 Glenvar Ridge Road, Long Bay
Sat & Sun 11–2:30pm (or by appointment)

Construction is due to start this year on Genoa, Long Bay’s brand-new residential destination. Comprising 57 apartments divided into three buildings, floorplans include a choice of two-bedroom/ one-bathroom, one-bedroom/ one-bathroom and one bedroom + study/ one-bathroom variants. They offer stylish, contemporary, and secure living environments within this coveted coastal community, with one-bedroom apartments starting from $648,000.

As a nod to its proximity to the ocean, the prominent triangular site at 109 Te Oneroa Way has been maximised with a nautically inspired design, with the three striking buildings named Helm, Sail and Keel respectively. The vision for Genoa was brought to life by renowned New Zealand-owned developer Templeton Group, with the help of Terra Consultants, Blackbox Architects and Macintosh Harris Design.

Bold architecture, solid construction and an inspired palette of materials enhance Genoa’s exceptional appeal, with light-filled interiors showcasing natural-hued décor, spacious, well-thought-out layouts, modern appliances, and LED lighting. The residences are pet-friendly and first-time apartment dwellers can rest assured that all acoustic rated areas will be built to the highest code standard, ensuring soundproofing between units.

From Genoa, it is just a 2-minute walk across the bridge to Long Bay Village. This newly built architecturally designed hub caters to all daily needs, with a New World supermarket, bakery, gym, chemist, physio, dentist and acupuncturist and a wide choice of eateries including cafes, restaurants, and bars, all within strolling distance from home. Excellent public transport is available when travelling farther afield, with buses leaving for Albany every 30 minutes with the NX1 express connecting straight into the City via the Northern Busway.

Genoa residents will also be able to enjoy the glorious Long Bay Regional Park right on their doorstep. The kilometre-long golden beach and reserve provide the perfect spot for all-year-round fun and recreation, complemented with local bushwalks, cycleways and the Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve for diving, snorkelling, boating, and kayaking.

Completion of Genoa is expected in 2022, with a deposit of 10% required to secure one of these architecturally designed apartments by the sea.

Home staging is all about selling the feeling of a home to prospective buyers, but living in a staged home can be a little inconvenient. Here are some steps you can take to make your life easier during the selling process.

Sometimes it can be hard to let go of the emotional attachment and see your own home as a “product” to sell, rather than a place where memories have been made. Not to mention that keeping a house pristine and staged to perfection while eating, sleeping and living in it creates a completely new set of challenges.

Treat your home like a five-star hotel
According to Homestaged.co.nz, switching to “hotel mode” can help you avoid getting too comfortable and letting your cleaning habits slip. They suggest that to help keep your space clean, tidy and inviting all day long, you treat it “as if you are in someone else’s fancy home”.

Use as little space as possible
It’s rare that people use every space in their house all the time. Whether it’s a spare room, home gym or rumpus in the basement, some rooms can probably be kept locked and untouched – ready for the next open home. “The more spaces you can leave untouched after home staging, the fewer rooms you’ll have to clean when showing day comes up,” Homestaged.co.nz writes, adding that the same goes for extra bathrooms.

Get out of the house
It may sound counterintuitive, but the more you can make the property appear as if no one is actually living there, the better. “The best way to keep your house looking stage-ready is to avoid spending all of your time in it, especially if you have kids or pets,” suggests Homelight.com. If you have children, this can be a great opportunity to plan some fun outdoors adventures. And if your budget allows it, treating yourself to a few meals out can be a great way to keep your home smelling fresh and clean. On this note, unfortunately pets are not staged-home friendly. To ensure pet odours are dealt with in advance, you may want to keep your furry friends in one or two rooms – or board them in a kennel or cattery for a few days.

…or get organised
If you can’t leave the house, organisation is key. Realtor.com recommends creating a cleaning schedule, which starts with identifying which areas of the house are likely to get the dirtiest. Before each open home, a simple cleaning routine could include vacuuming the floors, dusting all furniture, and wiping down all kitchen and bathroom surfaces. To make things easier, it’s a good idea to create a last-minute cleaning list to double-check that countertops are clean, beds are made, and everything looks as tidy as possible. Daily items (like toothbrushes, toys or beauty products) can be kept in totes or baskets, ready to be hidden. In the meantime, you could even get a head start on packing, going through every cabinet and closet, and getting rid of the non-essentials.

Call in the professionals
While living in a staged home throughout the listing period can be stressful, it’s worth the hassle – even more so when working with expert home stagers. By understanding what needs to be done to make your home competitive in the current market, professional home staging is designed to help you sell the property faster and for a higher price. The good news is that you can advertise now and pay three months later with property marketing finance options from Lifestyle Finance. From home staging through to LIM, building and meth reports, they’ll work with you to provide the funds you need to increase the chances of a profitable sale. For more information on property marketing finance options, go to: lifestylefinance.co.nz/vendor-info

Whether you’re staging your home or not, house plants are a wonderful way to transform the rooms of your home. Adding greenery not only injects colour and structure into a space, it also creates a sense of relaxation and boosts mood. Plants can even reduce noise levels and improve air quality, so with all that going for them, what’s holding you back?

For those of us who don’t have naturally green thumbs, choosing the right plants is the key. Succulents are generally hardy and drought tolerant which is perfect for busy people. They also come in a wide variety of interesting shapes. Containers with good drainage and using succulent or cactus potting mix are recommended to keep succulents at their best.

Looking for something delicate for the bathroom or a bedroom? String of Pearls, with its delicate tendrils of round beads, look wonderful hanging or draping over the edge of a table or pedestal. For something more rugged, the Bunny Ear Cactus looks great, but take care when handling. With its irritating barbs, this is not the ideal plant for those with small children or curious pets.

If succulents aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other resilient plants that can add interest to a room. Snake plants are extremely hardy and make a great statement piece with their tall, contrasting coloured leaves. Philodendrons and Pothos are leafy, easy care options that are true survivors and make great hanging plants. For larger spaces, consider a Rubber Plant or for a lower maintenance option, try a Dragon Tree.

Nerita – brand-new living in Long Bay

Address | 2-4 Nerita Place, Long Bay

Agent | Ming Liu – 027 519 6826
Agent | Tony McGirr – 021 376 001

Visit our sales suite:
104/57 Glenvar Ridge Road, Long Bay
Monday–Sunday: 10am – 4:30pm (or by appointment)

 

 

Nerita is Long Bay’s most exciting new residential development – 28 multi-level, freehold terraced homes that celebrate life by the beach. Led by Templeton, the residences are divided into four buildings and have been architecturally-designed by Jennifer Hanson of A Studio Architects. Nerita means ‘from the sea,’ and it was the ocean that Jennifer used as the inspiration for every element of these high-quality homes.

Each has been thoughtfully considered and cleverly planned as a warm, contemporary, light-filled haven, surrounded by great indoor/ outdoor living spaces. There is a choice of six different layouts at Nerita, which have been designed to accommodate all kinds of living requirements and life stages. The larger homes have four bedrooms and two bathrooms, others have three bedrooms, or two plus a versatile study. All have either a garage or at least one carpark right outside the door. With another recent local development, Long Shore, completely sold out, Nerita is sure to garner immense interest from buyers who wish so start their dream lifestyle by the beach.

Slightly elevated on a gentle slope above Vaughan’s Stream and Long Bay Regional Park, homes at Nerita shelter in a natural amphitheatre, basking in the warmth of the northerly sun. The development is nestled in a peaceful setting, back across the bridge from the village, yet the sand, surf and shops are just a moment’s walk from home. Long Bay is one of Auckland’s most unique locations, where residents enjoy direct access to the kilometre-long golden beach and extensive reserve, filled with barbecue sites and picnic tables. Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve also provides great diving, snorkelling, boating and kayaking.

The architecturally-designed village is filled with cafes, bars and restaurants and is well-connected by public transport to the rest of Auckland – buses to Torbay, Albany and the city leave every half hour. Children’s education is well-catered for, with Long Bay Primary and Long Bay College within walking distance.

Nerita’s building designs showcase three distinctive moods, all inspired by the magnificent coastal environment, and are enveloped within beautiful native landscaping. The central units have direct access to a landscaped garden to enjoy a shared open space in the heart of Nerita. With many professionals now requiring the ability to work from home, layouts offer flexibility, plus superior acoustic performance ensures sound-proofing between residences.  All feature high-end inclusions and premium, bespoke finishes, quality appliances, engineered stone bench tops and well-designed bathrooms.

Nerita has been brought to life by Templeton. Templeton is a property developer that creates places for people, their families and lifestyle. The company’s in-depth experience, attention to detail and innovative ideas are what they pride themselves on. This experience, combined with a passionate team focused on delivering projects, means they’ve become one of New Zealand’s largest property developers.

Construction is scheduled to start at Nerita in 2021, with current estimated completion mid 2022, when savvy buyers will begin their dream lives by the sea.