Soto: eastern liv­ing at its finest

Central Leader - - OUT & ABOUT -

From high above the Re­muera ridge­line, the fu­ture of eastern liv­ing is ris­ing – and the view has never looked this good.

In­tro­duc­ing Soto: a brand-new de­vel­op­ment at 6-14 Mead­ow­bank Road that’s set to be­come a mod­ern land­mark in Auck­land’s sought-af­ter eastern sub­urbs.

Bor­der­ing Re­muera and Mead­ow­bank, the project will see 65 new homes con­structed, of­fer­ing a choice of liv­ing from the 58 apart­ment res­i­dences to the seven free­stand­ing Pav­il­ions.

Due to its el­e­gant in­te­ri­ors, gen­er­ous park-like grounds and grace­ful in­te­gra­tion of the Pav­il­ion build­ings, Soto takes apart­ment liv­ing to an­other level – even from ex­am­in­ing the plans, it’s a step above any eastern de­vel­op­ment we’ve seen to date.

This is in­debted to its de­sign, where ar­chi­tects Monk

Macken­zie (cre­ators of

Auck­land’s in­ter­na­tion­al­lyrecog­nised #LightPathAKL Cy­cle­way) have crafted a style of hor­i­zon­tal ar­chi­tec­ture by con­struct­ing a stone-clad podium with steel and glass ter­races on al­ter­nate floors above.

Not only does this help it blend into the quiet Mead­ow­bank neigh­bour­hood, it also gives the de­vel­op­ment a sim­ple, el­e­gant look of two ter­races and a strong roof rather than a dis­rupt­ing sixfloor build.

How­ever, for many the beauty of Soto will be in the de­tails – both in­side and out.

In­doors, we’re blown away by the sump­tu­ous fea­tures (think oak tim­bers, traver­tine stone and crafted kitchens) de­signed by Hare In­te­ri­ors; while out­side the 1100 square me­tre Cen­tral Park, dreamed up by land­scap­ers Boffa Miskell, en­hances the site with lawns, ed­i­ble gar­dens and a shared bar­be­cue area.

With apart­ment sizes rang­ing from 57-94 square me­tres for onebed­room liv­ing to 230-238 square me­tres for three-bed­room Pav­il­ions, the liv­ing is per­fect whether us­ing as a low­main­te­nance, lock-up-and-leave sanc­tu­ary or trans­form­ing into your fam­ily home.

Close to shops, top schools and trans­port, as well as St He­liers and Re­muera Golf Course, at Soto, the best of eastern liv­ing is at your fin­ger­tips.

Due for com­ple­tion in 2020, prices start from $618,750 for qual­i­fy­ing first-home buy­ers to $4.9 mil­lion for pre­mium apart­ments.

Above, In­tro­duc­ing Soto, a new neigh­bour­hood de­vel­op­ment set to take eastern liv­ing to an­other level.

Right, Green spa­ces will be cel­e­brated at Soto with grass ter­races and ed­i­ble gar­dens mak­ing up part of the 1100 square me­tre Cen­tral Park con­nect­ing the Res­i­dences to the Pav­il­ions.

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