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Omana Apartments

| Address: 153 Kitchener Road, Milford |

| Agents: Gail and Ken Pianta – 021 686 516 and Barry Moodie 021 994 678 |

Omana Apartments is an exceptional new addition to Milford, with the contemporary building presenting size and scale never seen before in the area. The complex is an upmarket, premium development comprising 81 residences – a collaboration between Metro Property, responsible for The Sargeson in Takapuna, and award-winning Context Architects.

An entirely new concept, not related to the Milford Mall development, Omana has been designed to stay true to Milford’s beach village lifestyle and take advantage of the sensational views and local amenities. Spacious residences range from one, two and three-bedroom floorplans that all have their own balcony or courtyard.

Omana Apartments is fully immersed in the sought-after Milford lifestyle, with the beach, marina and reserve an easy five-minute stroll from home. The village is bursting with international cuisine, cafes, bars and boutiques, along with convenience of the mall and two supermarkets. Outdoor enthusiasts will also love the proximity to Lake Pupuke for kayaking and paddleboarding, local sports clubs and the numerous parks and reserves of the area. Takapuna is a pleasant flat walk away, offering a vast selection of dining, drinking, shopping and entertainment options, while excellent local schools include Milford School and Westlake Boys and Girls High Schools.

Unique and innovative building design sees a bold contemporary façade made up of solid concrete with aluminium joinery and timber accents. Eye-catching balcony forms are designed to maximise sunlight and ocean views, as well as privacy between units. Recognising the reality of Auckland’s transport requirements, the three levels of generous underground carparks are a huge additional bonus. One space is allocated for each one-bedroom apartment, two spaces for two and three spaces for the three-bedrooms. For those who prefer wheels, there’s bike parking on-site.

Interiors are light-filled, stylish and modern. Functional kitchens feature engineered stone bench tops, plenty of storage space, dishwasher, seven-function oven ceramic hobs, while contemporary tiled bathrooms have frameless glass shower screens and some have a bath.

The two and three-bedroom residences have a butler’s pantry, an ensuite, walk-in wardrobe and additional office space.

Another enticing design feature is the north-facing rooftop terrace, which was created to enhance the sense of community within the complex. It has a garden with allotments, bar, gym, secure play area, barbeques and private seating – very much enhancing the feeling of living a holiday lifestyle all-year-round.

Omana Apartments has been designed as the perfect family home, weekday retreat or safe and secure sanctuary for downsizers. It affords those who love the area a chance to stay, as well as enjoy the affordable, lock-up-and-leave, low-maintenance lifestyle. A 24/7 on-site manager and Assisted Living Station helps meet all resident’ needs.

With an estimated completion date of 2020, Omana Apartments make luxury Milford living a reality.

Universal Homes Long Bay, 16 Bright Road, Long Bay

| Agents: Trish Leddy – 027 275 4090, Claire Grey – 021 827 341 and Tracy Guo – 021 043 5166 |

|Viewing: Sat/Sun 11am – 12 & 2pm – 3pm or by appointment |


Welcome to Long Bay – a true lifestyle destination where families can realise the dream of owning a brand-new home within walking distance from one of Auckland’s most popular regional parks. The collection of residences crafted by renowned Universal Homes is located in a picturesque, well-connected enclave off Ashley Avenue and present spacious, modern living environments.

The area is booming and flourishing in its development stages – with Long Bay Village expected to open mid 2019. Fortunate locals will have the architecturally-designed precinct within easy walking distance from home, created to cater to almost all daily needs. It’ll offer a large medical centre, chemist, 24-hour gym, retail and hospitality. Foodies will love the impressive array of dining options planned for the area, while the full service New World is a top-quality supermarket option.

Glenvar Ridge Road is near completion, which is set to drastically improve the convenience and connectivity of the community, and will eventually provide direct access down to the beach. Long Bay is coveted for its pristine reserves, stretch of golden beach and safe swimming water – a truly magical place to live in such close proximity to. A bus service now runs through the community, which stops at Massey University and Albany, plus the Park and Ride option is a stress-free one for CDB commuters.

Ideal for families, the recently completed homes available are within close walking distance to the Ashley Ave sports fields, Long Bay Primary and Long Bay College. They’ve been designed for easy, stylish and contemporary living, with high ceiling studs, keyless entry, LED lighting and internal access garaging. Inside, a neutral colour palette on the walls is complemented with soft carpeting and feature tiles throughout. The living and dining areas are light-filled and open plan, located at either end of the ground floor. The large kitchen features a breakfast bar, high-quality appliances and plenty of storage. Outside, easy-care gardens and small, private lawns require little maintenance, leaving weekends free to enjoy the beachside community.

Accommodation ranges from either three-bedroom two-bathroom homes, or four-bedroom two bathroom homes, so there’s something to suit numerous living requirements. All master suites have an ensuite and double wardrobes.

These surprisingly affordable homes offer the comfort, convenience and exceptional peace of mind of a brand-new build in an up-and-coming coastal location. As added assurance, they also come with the Universal Homes 10-year Master Builder’s Guarantee.

Eye on the prize – prime development opportunity in Takapuna

| Address: 396 Lake Road, Takapuna |

| Harcourts NAI Commercial Agents: Tim Turner –  021 924 908  and Angeline Snell  – 027 600 8088 |

| Harcourts Cooper & Co Residential Agents: Hattie Liu – 021 656 835, Betty Gao – 022 383 008 and Steve McCulloch – 021 953 405|

Boasting an exceptional location at the heart of Takapuna, 396 Lake Road presents a rare and unique opportunity for developers and astute purchasers. The perfectly flat, 964m2 freehold site is zoned Business Mixed Use, which presents infinite potential in a prime, highly-valued position for a strategic buyer.

Takapuna is the North Shore’s most sought-after beachside community and is exploding with growth and development. Despite this exciting evolution, it still retains a charming and relaxed coastal atmosphere that is popular with residents of all ages. The Lake Road location is perfectly placed to maximise everything the area has to offer, just 300m from the commercial hub, with its renowned arts, cuisine and shopping. It’s also well-connected, with the Esmonde Road motorway onramp to the CBD 1.5km away, offering just a 5-minute journey into the city off-peak. Outdoor enthusiasts will relish the golden sands and inviting water of the iconic beach, also just 300m walk away, as well as Luke Pupuke for its paddle boarding, windsurfing and kayaking. A raft of cafes, bars and restaurants can be found along the seaside promenade, laneway and main streets of Takapuna, along with the cinema and Bruce Mason Centre for entertainment.

The site is currently occupied by a three-level, six-bedroom, three-bathroom home and separate garage. Crafted in the 1980s from brick, the sound and solid home is perfectly habitable and has been let to a number of residential tenants, with the annual income approximately $100,000 plus outgoings. There’s plenty of off-street parking and easy access from the road.

Business Mixed Use zoning opens up a raft of options for the future development of the site. Earlier consents have been granted for medical or office use, with the added value options including apartments, a hotel, accommodation or childcare. The vendor has invested in two development schemes, with Proposal A already lodged with council (but not yet consented). Both proposed buildings have been architecturally designed by renowned international firm LMK Architects – they’re contemporary structures that sit well within the coastal setting and that maximise the seaviews. The award-winning LMK team are responsible for designing a series of striking buildings throughout Asia, with a high-quality design aesthetic, environmental concern and sustainability at the forefront of their business.

Proposal A is comprised of eight, 194m2 four-bedroom apartments and one 295m2 five-bedroom penthouse. This is complemented with a ground floor retail and 25 carparks.

Proposal B is comprised of 30 apartments ranging from 57m2-120m2, with ground floor retail and car parking. With this high number of apartments, there is potential for residential sales to overseas buyers, subject of course to the purchaser’s due diligence.

The location, site and Business Mixed Use zoning make the future prospects tremendous for this exceptional piece of Takapuna land. Whether it’s developed immediately or renovated and lived in with a view to develop, the value will continue to soar as time goes on.

Luxury Masonry by the Sea

| Address: 4 Montrose Terrace, Mairangi Bay |

| Agents: Kris Cunningham – 029 767 6801  and Cindy Zhang – 021 2356 338 |

Built in 2009, the masonry residence at number 4 Montrose Terrace is a grand and elegant coastal retreat. Spanning a colossal 418m2 sprawled over three levels, it presents exceptional space and relaxed seaside glamour just a one-minute walk from the beach.

Montrose Terrace is one of Mairangi Bay’s most coveted avenues, located right at the heart of the vibrant coastal village and just a 100m level walk from the beach. The community-oriented vibe of this iconic North Shore bay is a big draw card, along with its affinity with the sea. The safe swimming beach is alive with surf club activity and is a wonderful place to relax on long summer days. There are local sports clubs within walking distance, including tennis and bowls, as well as the Mairangi Bay Arts Centre, farmer’s market and renowned kids’ playground. A number of boutiques, restaurants and cafes cater to all tastes, while buses provide public transport links to the CBD and further afield.

The elevated home sits within a private compound, with separate electric security gates for both vehicles and pedestrians. Four bedrooms, five bathrooms and four living areas inside cater to large families with ease. The front door opens into the middle level, where all the tiles have underfloor heating and high ceilings enhance the feeling of space throughout.  Glass doors open from the foyer into the formal lounge, which is designed to capture abundant light and sun. The vast and expansive living, dining and kitchen room is open-plan, with the chef’s kitchen boasting a huge island, stone bench tops, lots of storage and a double dishwasher. This area flows out to the conservatory-style space and outdoor living at the rear – where easy-care gardens frame a putting green.

There’s a guest bedroom with semi-ensuite on this level, plus a spacious study that could also serve as a fifth bedroom. An open staircase arrives up at the top floor, where another generous lounge area opens out to the deck. Glass balustrades leave the magnificent ocean views uninterrupted out here – it’s an inspirational spot to enjoy the sights and sounds of the sea.

The master retreat also opens out to this deck and has a large wardrobe and dressing area, plus luxurious tiled ensuite with deep bath. Two more bedrooms up here each have their own walk-in wardrobes and ensuites.

On the ground floor, the double garage has internal access. There’s also another large tiled rumpus room down here that has an ensuite – the perfect room to come in off the beach. Extra storage rooms down here are the ideal place to house all the beach gear and toys.

This Mairangi Bay estate is the epitome of large scale luxury by the sea. The sheer scale and incredible location make it a dream retreat for discerning families.