Strong demand for Auckland’s newest waterfront precinct

Strong demand for Auckland’s newest waterfront precinct

The site of Willis Bond’s newest freehold waterfront development, Catalina Bay Apartments, lies at the northern-most tip of Hobsonville Point.

In this extraordinary location, Willis Bond has created a seaside community like no other with an unparalleled combination of premium water’s edge living, uninterrupted views, sun and a coastal lifestyle.

Formally the preserve of the New Zealand Air Force, this historic precinct takes it names from the Catalina flying boats that were once housed in its hangars. Restoring and re-purposing several of Catalina Bay’s original buildings has enabled the historic neighbourhood to retain its unique character while creating a contemporary village environment.

A coastal boardwalk, wide selection of premium eateries and even an artisan farmers’ market enhance the atmosphere and authenticity of this seaside neighbourhood.

Strong demand for Auckland’s newest waterfront precinct

Willis Bond Project Director David McGuinness said since the apartments launched last month they have seen very strong demand for these freehold waterfront residences, already selling more than 25 apartments.

"Catalina Bay Apartments offer unrivalled waterfront living in a vibrant seaside community with most apartments having spectacular water views," he said.

"We have sold to buyers from all around Auckland and New Zealand. Buyers are attracted not only to the location and the design of the apartments, but the track record of Willis Bond and LT McGuinness."

The waterfront views are incredible.
The waterfront views are incredible.

Meticulously designed by award-winning architects, Architectus, each home pays homage to the significant aviation history of the site. Materials and scale have influenced the vision for this extraordinary building. Expansive windows soak up the spectacular views and accentuate the high ceilings, all designed with luxury living in mind.

With one, two- and three-bedroom apartments, two- and three-bedroom townhouses and four bedroom penthouses available, Catalina Bay Apartments has a configuration for every lifestyle. All residences offer spacious living and kitchen areas, private and comfortable bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms. Generous balconies create a seamless indoor-outdoor flow with ample room to entertain.

A concierge service is available to make light work of everyday tasks and errands, and a theatrette with integrated audio-visual system and luxurious style seating can host your private screenings. Residents have easy access not only to the harbour and all the neighbourhood has to offer, but also the exclusive benefits of premium apartment living.

An award-winning team has been engaged to deliver the project, with Architectus designing the building and LT McGuinness to construct. Together with Willis Bond, this team won the 2019 Sir Athfield Award for housing for the Wynyard Central development in Wynyard Quarter.

Established in 1988, Willis Bond is a property development and investment company specialising in large-scale, mixed use real estate, particularly waterfront developments. The company has established a reputation for creating award-winning, high-quality retail, residential and mixed-use communities in modern urban environments. Including multiple Wellington and Wynyard Quarter projects.

Strong demand for Auckland’s newest waterfront precinct

Key Insights

  • One-bedroom apartments from $845,000, include a carpark
  • Waterfront two-bedroom apartments from $1,495,000 - include a carpark
  • Three bedroom and penthouse pricing available upon appointment

This article was created for Catalina Bay Apartments