Meet Kathryn & Gary

The success of Union Green is founded upon the individuals that plan to call it home – and we are excited to turn this development into a reality for them. With more than 90% of properties already sold, we’re celebrating the Union Green community by speaking with future residents about what inspired their purchase, and what differentiated Union Green from the rest of the market. In the final instalment, we speak with Kathryn and Gary who are selling their family home and downsizing to a Union Green apartment so they can enjoy the freedom innercity living offers.

How long have you been in the property market for?

We have been looking casually for about 6 months, focused mainly on the new apartment market.

How did you hear about Union Green?

NZ Herald Weekend Property magazine.

What stood out about Union Green? What was different and special?

The clean modern design, the integration of mature native trees, green planting and open shared spaces. The amazing unobstructed views and the location which captures the best of city living while still having a community feel.

How would you describe the experience buying off the plan at Union Green?

The experience was simple and streamlined. This was our first time purchasing off the plans. The developer and our agent were friendly and helpful with advice and suggestions without being overpowering.

Which property within the development did you purchase?

We purchased a 2 bedroom plus study on the top floor of The Rise.

What are your occupations and where are you based?

Gary is the General Manager of an Automotive and Engineering Wholesale company. Kathryn is a Theatre Nurse in a private hospital.

What style of architecture and design are you interested in?

We prefer clean lined, modern and minimalistic.

What do you think living in Auckland’s innercity will be like in two years time?

Clearly the trend towards innercity apartment living is going to be what people continue to demand as they realise the lifestyle change and freedom this kind of living provides us with in today’s time precious society.

What are you most looking forward to when you think about moving into Union Green? Ease of lifestyle, views, no traffic, neighbours, local restuarants, walking to work etc?

We are looking forward to the ease of lifestyle and freedom to do more with our time. No sitting in commuter traffic, no gardens and maintenance of a large house and property. Easy access to West Coast beaches for surfing.

Tell me what you imagine a great weekend while living at Union Green will include?

Maybe a run or a bike ride in the park or along the waterfront and Westhaven boardwalk. Some time will be spent relaxing with friends or family on our deck admiring the views and exploring the local cafes and restaurants.

What would be the first thing you’ll purchase to put in your new home?

Champagne to celebrate!