Crest Apartments

48 residential apartments and townhouses

Commercial/Retail Space: 805 m²

8 levels (including 2 levels of basement caparking)

PB&A Project Architects: Paul Brown & Chloe Lovell-Shannon

  • Prominent residential development in prime location
  • Mix of apartments, penthouse apartments and terrace homes

A significant residential development in a mixed-use zone, Crest presents two distinct building forms which mediate between the busy commercial thoroughfare of Great North Road and the single storey dwellings of the adjacent heritage neighbourhood. A 8 level apartment building (inclusive of 2 basement carparks and commercial to ground floor) maximises site potential, while a row of 2 level, north facing terrace houses moderates the bulk of the larger block.

High quality design details add value to the development – including a naturally-lit central atrium, generous balcony spaces and full height windows which maximise the northern aspect and the panoramic views. Interiors build on this high quality design ethos, with a refined and considered interior palate, PoggenPohl kitchens, European fixture and appliances throughout

Exterior detailing – including vertical aluminium fins, timber soffits and expressed textured concrete panels – softens and enhances the appearance of the building. Private courtyards and landscaping treatment to the northern edge ensures that the terrace houses are well screened from the neighbouring housing and the street.

199 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Project status: Completed 2019

PB&A Project Team: Kevin Taylor,  Claire Atherstone, Max Irving-Lamb

Project Partners: BGT (Engineers), 22 Degrees (HVAC & Electrical), HSCNZ Ltd (Hydraulics), Holmes Fire (Fire) Positive Planning (Planner), Ganellen (Construction Firm)

Client: Maidstone Properties Ltd