High-end European appliances add a sense of refinement to luxury Auckland apartments
Miele range aligns perfectly with developer’s ‘Manhattan lifestyle’ vision
Harry Lewis, Development Manager for Halsey Capital Limited, has been heavily involved with the transformation of the site that once housed the Old Millar Paterson Metals Foundry near Victoria Park, Auckland CBD. Describing the vision for the recently completed Vulcan Apartments, named after the Roman god of fire and metal working, “We wanted to create a building that was high-end and boutique, yet more raw and edgy than many of the neighbouring apartment buildings within the city.”
The team of renowned architects from the Leuschke Group drew inspiration from the buildings around Central Park in New York as well as the site’s previous use, “We opted for a solid concrete exterior with bespoke glazing. As much of the material as possible was exposed and a palette of slightly darker moodier materials adopted with bronze joinery.”
They realised early on that to get the look they were trying to achieve, it was essential to get the appliances right, “Harvey Norman Commercial understood our vision, offering the elegant look we were trying to achieve by way of Miele appliances, at a price point that made commercial sense. The Miele appliances added that real touch of refinement to the raw material pallet used in the kitchens and throughout.”
Once open for viewing by potential buyers it became clear that the interiors with their concrete walls, marble and granite benchtops and top of the range appliances made the apartments stand out from the crowd.
Harry recalls, “The appliances were a huge feature when selling the apartments. Being able to say high end European appliances were being used really showed purchasers that we were striving to create something unique, luxury and different. Miele in particular was a huge drawcard for a number of buyers, and we have not had a single purchaser unhappy with the appliances.”