Auckland, New ZealandNew Zealand Sotheby's International Realty
The International is an apartment building of rare quality. An iconic exoskeleton complements a restored historic façade in the heart of the city.
Apartments at The International are generously sized and beautifully appointed. Every apartment has an exceptional three metre ceiling height and feature spectacular city, park or sea views. They are contemporary and timeless: it is a luxuriously restrained aesthetic using materials that have been chosen for both their beauty and durability – natural stone, custom timber cabinetry and imported wide-boarded timber flooring.
Surrounding The International is a street of heritage buildings, established trees and a sense of calm. The grounds of Old Government House and Albert Park, with century-old trees and walking paths, are just metres away, while the surrounding streets are filled by apartments with some of the highest residential resale values of any area in the central city. The building’s location on the Princes Street ridge means breath-taking views in every direction. Jasmax has crafted each individual space around the view and the indoor-outdoor flow, creating apartments that are simply unrivalled in this country. They are open-plan, expansive spaces offering the kind of layout and sophisticated living more usually found in well-designed standalone houses, allowing their owners to capitalise on the benign Auckland climate. Each apartment is loaded with up-to-the-minute technology and building systems. All apartments are fully air-conditioned and centrally heated, with heat pumps ducted into every living & bedroom. Insulation easily exceeds the highest energy efficiency requirements of the current building code, and all ceiling lighting will be high-efficiency LED. They’re also whisper quiet, thanks to double-glazed acoustic glass with inter-tenancy walls that also exceed the current building code.
The International is alluring city living at its finest. Completing the living spaces is a generous list of building amenities. On the podium, there is a large outdoor swimming pool and spa. Next to the lobby is a beautifully designed and furnished café, which transforms into a lounge after dark, run by the Pondarosa Group. Just off the main foyer and beside the café is a private dining room – an exclusive space for an evening with up to 20 friends or business associates. Opening onto Bankside Street, a 200 sq m gym will be run by The Form Room with state-of-the-art equipment. A quiet hideaway, the library will have floor-to-ceiling custom shelving and a private garden – the perfect environment to escape, sit back and unwind. What better way to spend an evening than a visit to the wine cellar, followed by a film in the building’s very own private cinema room?