Returning to NZ? Find your home in inner city luxury

St James Theatre Curtains Crop 2Kea has been working with Kiwi realtors to help promote New Zealand as not just a lifestyle destination, but somewhere our expats can return to or easily hold a property investment in.

Auckland is where roughly 30% of our expats are from, and nearly half of them say they’re definitely returning home. The release of over 300 freehold luxury residential suites above the iconic and soon-to-be-restored St James Theatre is an exciting new opportunity on the Auckland stage for those expats.

The tower will stand approximately 147 meters tall and become the fifth tallest building in Auckland. With resource consent for 39 storeys and, with the potential to reach 41 storeys, St James Suites will become a new feature on the Auckland City skyline. Its modern glass construction and striking spire make for an impressive form, deserving of such a grand site.

With floor-to-ceiling double-glazing, engineered timber floors and Italian tile bathrooms, St James Suites are a luxurious inner-city sanctuary. Apartments available are in a number of one, two and three bedroom layouts. One bedroom apartments begin at 48sqm, two bedroom from 75sqm, and 3 bedroom from 115sqm.

Over two-thirds of the apartments will have stunning views of the Auckland Harbour Bridge and Rangitoto Island, with the remainder having views of Albert Park, Mt Eden and One Tree Hill. Each apartment has been designed to maximise views and living space, while minimising corridor and waste space areas. Every bedroom and open plan living enjoys natural light from the large windows, and the balconies have a sliding screen which can be closed depending on the conditions.

You enter your apartment through a luxurious lobby with 24/7 building management and concierge service. The building features a gymnasium, sauna and 25m indoor heated swimming pool with changing rooms. You even have a secure rooftop garden overlooking Albert Park with BBQ and loungers. Car parks, storage, and air-conditioning can be purchased with your apartment. Full furniture packages are also available for purchase.

St James Suites has a prestigious location surrounded by the best of what Auckland city has to offer. Within minutes of your door are some of the top restaurants, cultural and entertainment venues, schools and universities, parks and high-end retail. Its central city location is close to every amenity including banks, supermarkets and transport options.

Not only is the development right beside Auckland University and Auckland University of Technology (AUT), but it is sited within the sought-after ‘Grammar-Zone’ for Auckland Boys and Auckland Girls Grammar.

The St James Theatre, which sits adjacent to the new development, is a landmark building and is being faithfully restored by the developer. The theatre opened in 1928 and was originally designed by Dunedin-born architect Henry Eli White who designed over 130 theatres throughout New Zealand and Australia. It has played host to performances by Sir Laurence Olivier, Vivian Leigh, the Bolshoi Ballet and the 1981 Royal Variety Performance for Queen Elizabeth II. This development will see this historic landmark undergo a significant restoration before reopening to the public.

To find out more about opportunities to purchase at St James Suites, visit the website www.stjamessuites.co.nz or call 0800 STJAMES (7852637).