More heart in the village - Waipapa apartments

Waipapa takes its identity from the name given to this area by Māori, the literal translation being ‘water over wood’. The name refers to logs and submerged trees, thought to be remnants of a fossilised forest, which were revealed at low tide many years ago in the former wetalnd areas between Beach Road and the shoreline. 

Excitingly, the Waipapa apartment development has been cleverly designed to further enhance Mairangi Bay village which is known for its laid-back, desirable beachside living. Waipapa’s 18 luxury apartments will take full advantage of the location in the heart of Mairangi Bay village. The ever-popular Mairangi Bay beach is only 150 metres away, while all the village amenities are right on your doorstep. The apartments themselves will be generous, with floor-to-ceiling glazing framing impressive views of Rangitoto and Hauraki Gulf, or Hastings Road and the leafy green hillsides beyond. Choices range from highly livable one-bedroom apartments to sun-drenched penthouses.

The stunning four-level building has two retail opportunities on the ground floor and the 18 apartments spread over the next three storeys. An open air courtyard in the centre of the building for residents' enjoyment creates an abundance of space and light, bordered with living walls, allowing the building to settle beautifully into its new environment.

Mairangi Bay is a close-knit community, where the beach brings people together morning and evening throughout the year. This 600-metre-long stretch of sand has everything we love about the North Shore beaches, especially on those magical mornings in summer before the crowds arrive. Even closer will be the cafés that will kick start your day, whatever the season. Waipapa will introduce a new sophistication to this traditional coastal village. The apartments and stores will sit comfortably in Mairangi Bay’s well-established shopping precinct, as well as bringing a new energy to the village.

Waipapa was designed by Lance Herbst and Bodie Maxcey. Herbst’s Under Pohutukawa beach house at Piha and residences at Tutukaka and Great Barrier Island show how important unique coastal sites are to him and Waipapa has definitely enjoyed his sympathetic touch.

The development manager, Donald Reid of Murchison Group says Waipapa is ideally situated for extremely easy living. “The apartments ensure excellent local amenities at your fingertips (tennis club, bowling club, supermarket and specialty retail) along with cafés, restaurants and bars which enable you to enjoy meeting family and friends with only a short wander home. Waipapa will bring understated style to Mairangi Bay and will mean the retail space from the ASB Bank to the opportunity shop will be given a new lease of life. Mairangi Bay retailers will be very pleased with the standard of Waipapa and it will encourage everyone to continue to be proud of the village.”

He says Waipapa will be attractive to many as a downsizing option – although the apartment sizes are generous –  therefore making it attractive for family living, lock up and leave, or investment propositions. The village’s friendly and relaxed atmosphere is another bonus for potential buyers.

Time to act! With 60% of the apartments already sold, time is of the essence. Only four of these luxury apartments in Mairangi Bay are still available. All have three bedrooms and offer stunning views to the Hauraki Gulf in a superb location with all the local amenities right on your doorstep, plus everything you love about the laid-back North Shore lifestyle.

Kirsten Bishop
Mobile: +64 27 660 6446
Bayleys Real Estate Ltd, Takapuna Residential

Craig Bishop
Mobile: +64 27 222 5566
Bayleys Real Estate Ltd, Mairangi Bay

Issue 126 December-January 2021