Waterford on Hobsonville Point is a lifestyle village with a new attitude to independent living. Intended as a self-contained oasis for residents, it’s also well connected to the local area.
It’s a village within a village. The sense of ‘independence meets community’ is woven into the overall concept of Waterford on Hobsonville Point. The apartments and villas are part of the wider Hobsonville Point plan, a community with strong neighbourly connections, access to amenity, transport and more, but also a place to enjoy privacy and independence. The villas are surrounded by gardens and the apartments have access to all lodge facilities on the ground floor.
The community lodge is the latest talking point, the opportunities for residents to keep active and social are pretty special. The wellness spaces in the lodge include a beauty salon with the luxury of a spa day. On weekends, residents and their visitors head to the onsite café where the brunch and dinner menu ranges from comfort food to something more sophisticated.
Individual and group activities are available on a regular basis: residents can swim a few lengths in the heated indoor lap pool, take on a game of bowls on the outdoor bowling green, learn Tai Chi, or head to the movie theatre – on their own or as part of an organised movie night.
NEW PHASE, NEW PLACE
Sales and Village Manager, Joan Vujcich says the feedback from residents has been really positive. “Residents feel as though this is another level in lifestyle living, it has exceeded their expectations. People have told us they’re proud to show family and friends their home.”
The project comes from Classic Group and is operated by New Zealand-owned developers Classic Life. The design and build focused on quality, with the high specification of the building carried through to the interior design. “A resident who has often stayed in 5-star apartments told us we’ve hit the nail on the head with exceptional design and finish quality,” says Joan. “We have received glowing comments about how the lodge differs from other retirement villages in the look, presentation and how it makes one feel young at heart.”
Completed by CBC Construction, the apartment complex incorporates a monochrome and wood exterior. The design aesthetic is aimed at elegance – the community lodge, villas and apartments are fitted out with stone benchtops, soft-close drawers and Fisher & Paykel kitchen appliances, with ceramic tiles and European tapware in the bathrooms.
Designed to create a way of life that makes residents feel safe, supports ageing but doesn’t feel out of touch, there’s no sense of separation from the surrounding neighbourhood. The bus service makes getting around Hobsonville Point easy, whether to pick up some groceries or gifts at the Catalina Bay Farmers Market or for a bit of exercise along the coastal walkway. And when heading further afield, there’s the choice to avoid the traffic by catching the ferry to and from Auckland CBD.
The idea is that people living at Waterford on Hobsonville Point can be involved as much in the vibrant community as they choose. “We are really proud of the community we are establishing here in Hobsonville Point,” says Joan. “There are many more opportunities for prospective residents coming up.”