Luxury apartments offer stunning harbour views in prime Auckland location

A new luxury apartment development in one of New Zealand’s finest urban locations promises a relaxing yet stimulating lifestyle for canny buyers with an eye to the future.

Jervois & Lawrence, a five-storey boutique development of 28 apartments, is now under construction in the heart of Herne Bay, one of Auckland’s most prestigious inner-city suburbs.

While large family homes have traditionally been the main choice in Herne Bay, apartment living offers an attractive alternative for empty-nesters, downsizers, and business people. The reasons are compelling: low maintenance, best-quality fitouts, and commanding views.

Apartment living offers an attractive alternative for empty-nesters, downsizers, and business people.

Jervois & Lawrence are the only luxury apartments in Herne Bay that will be completed by late 2020, in time for the America’s Cup.

Located on the corner of Lawrence Street and Jervois Road, apartments are within walking distance of award-winning cafes, restaurants, and boutique shopping. Downtown Auckland and inner-city beaches are just down the road.

“There is nothing else quite like Jervois & Lawrence in Herne Bay. We’re really raising the bar,” says Bryan Perrow, development manager of Synergy Development group.

One, two, and three-bedroom apartments are available, as well as magnificent penthouses. All apartments will have ample storage and car parking.

One, two, and three-bedroom apartments are available, as well as magnificent penthouses.

Architect Colin Leuschke, of Leuschke Group Architects, says many apartments face north-west and have harbour views. Some apartments have generous balconies, while others have elegant “winter rooms” that can be used year-round. Garden apartments have private courtyards, while urban-style apartments face Jervois Road.

“The views are great, and one minute you can be sitting outside looking at the sea and the next you can be popping across the road to get a coffee, which is going to appeal to a lot of people,” says Leuschke.

A central atrium, with a Japanese-style garden, brings in light and enhances the sense of space.

Construction is concrete with stone cladding, adding to the building’s understated elegance.

Interior designer Stewart Harris, of Macintosh Harris, opted for a classic style, including impressive herringbone floors. He specified top-quality products throughout, from Gaggenau appliances in the genuine Italian handcrafted Arclinea Kitchens with Italian-made cabinetry through to Villeroy & Boch porcelain and Hansgrohe tapware in the bathrooms.

One minute you can be sitting outside looking at the sea and the next you can be popping across the road to get a coffee.
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One minute you can be sitting outside looking at the sea and the next you can be popping across the road to get a coffee.

Prices start at $1,270,000 for two-bedroom apartments —”a price that is unheard of for such a premium location,” say the marketing agents, Bayleys Real Estate.

A display suite, at 218 Jervois Road, Herne Bay, is open daily from 11am to 2pm. More information: www.jervoisandlawrence.co.nz, or call Peter Tanner, of Bayleys Real Estate, on 021 379 379 or Will Green on 021 685 856.