Pounamu Apartments Frankton Rd, Queenstown- 2006

This was one of the first two multi-residential projects that brought Koia Architects to Queenstown. This was the first of a multi staged commercial development, to include 72 two bedroomed, multi-keyed apartments. Thirty four, 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments, twenty, two bedroomed apartments plus a one hundred and fifteen room, Hilton Hotel.

These twin keyed units provided a major and a minor apartment, to increase letting options. To maximise views, the apartments utilise a split level design to allow the main bedroom to look over the living space and out to the lake views. Basement carparking, elevates the ground apartments. Large shutters were used to the ground floor to provide greater privacy and improve the reduction of road noise if required. They give the development a unique appearance that saw them endearingly nick-named, 'the wardrobes'. The upper floor apartment step back to allow a small terrace, which in turn also allows screening of the rd and possible noise.

A high level of detailing was able to be achieved within a price sensitive market and this has seen this accommodation being well reviewed on accommodation web sites.

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