Point Ridge

2001 - 2009

Our company was a partner in, and jointly responsible for the development management of an exclusive 200 residential unit gated community in Albany. Overall projected cost $130m

From the lush, fully-grown sub-tropical plantings set in five hectares of gardens to the light and space of the homes, Point Ridge is a sensory journey.

Everything is in the details.

Naturally, the exterior of your Point Ridge house is based around the values of enduring brick-based masonry. Solid. Reliable. Stylish.

Move inside and you'll find quality and luxury in perfect harmony, with features like timber floors, Italian stonework, stainless steel appliances and specially-designed colour palettes.

All working together to create the perfect, classically modern living environment.

Whether its hearths, al fresco decks or ensuites, we've included all the features you'd expect to find in resort-style living, a place where practicality and indulgence go hand-in-hand.

Inspiration for Point Ridge came from two sources; first the centuries old hillside towns of Italy and secondly recent resort-like housing developments such as Noosa Springs in Queensland Australia. Traditional Italian villages on a hill top or mountain flank appear to grow out of the landform using local materials that blend with the countryside.

Translating this to Albany, Point Ridge employs a combination of clay colours on plaster walls combined with terracotta roof tiles and cobblestone paving to give a homogenous organic appearance within the landscape.

At close proximity however the variation of colour tones and complexity of build forms, stepping in both plan and elevation provides a richness and individuality at a human scale. Each residence is designed to extend the living spaces to the exterior using terraces, decks, verandahs and pergolas to make the transition. Buildings are also grouped to create useful large communal spaces between that can be shared by all. As a consequence places for casual and spontaneous interaction that will create vital neighbourhoods will be assured.

Some of the key features you'll enjoy at Point Ridge
  • large hotel-style pool
  • lap-pool
  • petanque course
  • nearby children's recreational area
  • large pavilion for individual or community functions
  • fully-equipped gymnasium
  • BBQ facilities
  • Use of the adjacent Gills Road bush sanctuary for walks

140 Gills Road Albany North Shore Auckland