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When you move to a plush new apartment in one of Auckland City’s most desirable suburbs, you pretty much expect the best of everything. And when the right architect, constructor, and products are involved, that will be the outcome. Multi-award winning architectural company Julian Guthrie Architecture designed the luxury apartments 305 Tamaki Drive, Kohimarama, with build and interiors by Scarbro Residential. Ideally positioned across the road from Kohimarama’s sandy beachline, the three apartments feature open, light-filled interiors with stacker sliders opening to spacious decks or patios. There is also a central entrance and feature stair for the upper units, and large basement garages. Julian Guthrie says the site has a long frontage and the apartments are laid out to maximise the seaviews and to capture the sun. “The black facade offers a privacy shield and references the local volcanic rock sea wall. White plaster complements the black and is a typical seaside tone, while the use of exposed aggregate also references the sea wall. “An articulated face breaks up the building’s length in visual terms and creates intimate outdoor deck and patio areas.” Above: These new apartments at 305 Tamaki Drive, Kohimarama are as desirable and welcoming as their beach-side setting. Solidly built inside and out by Scarbro Residential, the steel-and-precast panel structure includes aluminium joinery with a frameless glass entry and feature windows. The three high-end apartments each boast 268m2 of floor area plus 58m2 of garage and communal areas. A lift and stair serve the two upper floors. search | save | share at