Eleven Apartments, Mount Maunganui

PROJECT VALUE: $46,000,000

This luxury development consists of 63 apartments and retail units over 3 towers (3, 9 and 10 storeys) with basement car park. Dominion was part of the design team co-coordinating fire, acoustic, structural and architectural design.  The construction is solid concrete incorporating blockwork, precast and in-situ elements with high levels of steel reinforcing to allow for the strict earthquake design.  The complex includes three swimming pools, one with floor windows as a feature to the penthouse apartment.

Eleven is the creation of Dr Robert Donald of Donald Design Limited. Renowned and respected for his integrity in business and reputation for quality, Dr Donald is responsible for many well known developments throughout New Zealand.

I had the great pleasure in working very closely on this prestigious and exclusive complex on all the Kitchens with Mr Robert Donald.

As both designer and developer of Eleven, Dr Donald’s trademark sophistication and superior design are evident throughout Eleven. As with all of Donald Design developments, Eleven is sympathetic to it’s stunning location and the utmost respect and attention has been paid to ensure that while the Mount Maunganui is unquestionably New Zealand’s favourite beach. Offering just the right blend of lively beach lifestyle and relaxed seaside culture, Mount Maunganui really does have it all. Stunning Pacific views, a humming cafe scene, white sandy beaches, relaxed restaurant dining, a recreational harbour and a charming retail precinct.

Prestigious Private Perfect

Never again will there be a development like Eleven.  It is the last beachside high rise complex that will be developed in Mount Maunganui.  With this opportunity came a responsibility to create something truly spectacular in this stunning environment.  Eleven is all of that – and more.

Luxurious Quality

While each apartment has its own unique set of features, luxurious quality is a consistent theme throughout the entire development.  Only the best fixtures and fittings have been used to ensure that Eleven is the ultimate in stylish, superior living.  All apartments are fitted with:

·   Air conditioning
·   Exclusive Italian sourced designed kitchen with granite worktops.
·   Coffered ceilings
·   Generous storage allowances
·   Fabrics and soft furnishings that are a perfect blend of texture, design and opulence
·   Classic colour palette featuring calming blues blended with soft sand, silver and light wood.

The Brief
Practical and Functional
Designed to take in the various views from the apartments
Use of reflective materials
Eating / breakfast area
Good storage
Each apartment kitchen budget 15 – 20,000 dollars

This was a really exciting project for me, gorgeous kitchens to design , only small in some cases , but it was to be practical and the kitchen was to be functional. , because the main thing was the dining and living space to enjoy the view

Some of the kitchens had good views which I took advantage of in one using the area to sit the sink , you would want to wash up all day with that view

Most of these apartments were privately owned , but would be rented out , so the materials and surfaces had to be practical

Granite was used on the tops in most cases

Each apartment required a integrated dishwasher , a built in oven , microwave, good storage

An eating area for casual eating was essential

Aesthetically pleasing as the kitchen did flow into the open plan lounge area , so good storage so the workings didn’t get filled up , the clean lines were a must

The whole project looked very smart , beautiful , gorgeous position