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Looking for a modest residential upgrade? How about a Princes Wharf apartment, five times the size of the average Kiwi home?

New Zealand’s biggest and most prestigious penthouse apartment, owned by property developer David Henderson, has once again been placed on the market for sale.

The enormous penthouse suite atop of Auckland’s Princes Wharf, sprawls over 880 square metres – with an additional 250 square metres of decking encircling the living areas.

By comparison, figures from Statistics New Zealand show that the median New Zealand residential dwelling floor size in 2009/2010 was 197 square metres – making the Prince’s Wharf apartment five times bigger than the average Kiwi home.

With the water lapping at your feet in the downtown CBD you get:

  • a double-size master bedroom complete with enormous walk-through clothing storage suite similar in size to a boutique clothes store,
  • separate ensuite his and hers bathrooms with mounted flat screen TVs
  • three other large bedrooms – each with marble ensuite bathrooms Separate his and hers offices
  • a separate guest wing complete with its own kitchen, games room and two additional bedrooms
  • a temperature controlled wine cellar with racks for 2000 bottles
  • aheated infinity swimming pool overlooking a BBQ area, with additional room for a petanque court
  • two private lifts – one leading down to secure car parks specifically allocated to the apartment
  • a tool shed
  • a commercial sized kitchen with walk-in refrigerator
  • a cat flap for pets

While the figure of $10m has been mentioned, Bayleys sales consultant Duncan Ritchie said Mr Henderson was fully realistic with price expectations, and said the market would now guage the accuracy of speculation around town that the property was the most expensive apartment in New Zealand.

The 8th floor mansion around the Hilton Hotel is being marketed for sale by Bayleys through a tender process closing on November 24.




  1. Suwooop says:

    Sigh…… Dream Dream :(

  2. James B says:

    I’d rather have the penthouse on top of the Metropolis, but seeing as beggers can’t be choosers I’ll take that one.

  3. Tim says:

    A fool’s purchase as it’s a leasehold property, expect to be bankrupted in time by ludicrous ground rent payments and rates. It’s no wonder no one wants to buy the property and that the Developer can’t sell it for love or money….

  4. come get some says:

    isnt it a leaky building? and I heard (from my father) that the piles are slowly sinking?

    Sounds like a disaster. Give me half an acre land any day over that shit. Cant have a home without a vege garden

  5. Jon C says:

    They’ve denied its leaky.

  6. karl says:

    Well, it WAS leaky.

    Anyway, lifestyle block anyone? Lifestyle block INDOORS, I mean.

  7. karl says:

    Wonder were the cat flap door goes to though. The deck? Or down to the street, so your cat can catch wharf rats?

  8. Awesome apartment.Architecture and construction part of apartment is terrific and fabulous.The features and services provided with in the apartment is good and correct.Having a dream to have such apartment.thanks for this post about the apartment..


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