The vision became the reality


You aren’t seeing double! On the left is the architectural render and the right is the finished product.

Earlier this year, Winton completed the Marlborough Apartments, our architecturally designed entrance piece into Winton’s Launch Bay precinct at Hobsonville Point. The vision was to create a boutique apartment building with thoughtful design and layouts, high-quality fittings and amenities that were achievable for first-home buyers to purchase.

The Marlborough Apartments were completed and settled in June 2022 and couldn’t have been any closer to the vision, cleverly designed by Studio Pacific Architecture.

The six-story building has 39 apartments with one, two and three-bedroom configurations, each with a private balcony for outdoor living.

The crisp architectural lines at the rear of the building, soften towards the front to tie in with the oval green recreation space which forms the heart of Launch Bay. The exterior material was selected to complement the sea and natural surroundings of Hobsonville Point.

These high-quality homes were targeted toward first-home buyers and offered as part of the Axis Series. Axis homes are an initiative implemented at Hobsonville Point for people buying their first home. Prices were capped at $650,000 for a three-bedroom Axis apartment.

To be able to offer these more affordable homes in a near waterfront location, they didn’t come with a car park. Interestingly, while there was initial hesitation from the sales team about whether there would be enough demand for an apartment without a car park, we were blown away with the level of enquiry and the apartments sold as fast as the ballot system would allow. The feedback from buyers was that owning a home was more important than having a car, and many of them didn’t want the cost of car ownership anyway. This trend will likely continue, particularly in neighbourhoods like Launch Bay where it is easy and efficient to get around on foot and using public transport.

It has been great to see buyers move into their new homes and Launch Bay continue to thrive as more residents make it their home.