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This modern Grafton apartment for sale occupies a prime living location

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With some of the best restaurants and cafes in walking distance and top shopping suburbs close by, this Grafton apartment is one to check out. Now’s your chance to grab SKHY’s last available space


  • Address: SKHY 217/38 Khyber Pass Rd, Grafton, Auckland
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 1 secure basement car park

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This modern Grafton apartment for sale occupies a prime living location

SKHY is a new residential precinct for Auckland.  A beautifully designed collection of apartments and buildings with an enduring sense of quality and character, the result of a winning collaboration between the developers Lamont & Co and Cheshire Architects.

SKHY is nestled around a leafy courtyard and anchored by a wonderfully robust mid-century tower. The tower, Stage One, is a collection of 65 apartments defined by their exposed concrete beams, huge windows, elegant oak floors and simple, generous plans.  A further 47 newly completed apartments in north, east and west-facing buildings, form Stage Two. These overlook SKHY’s garden square, joining the tower and completing the SKHY residential precinct.

The new buildings have been carefully designed to draw on the character of the historic tower, creating a strong composition of industrial materials that will only improve with age. A sense of distinguished permanence is created from the buildings’ exposed concrete structure, carefully balanced with broad expanses of glass, maximising sunlight.  Cheshire worked with noted landscape designer Damian Wendleborn of Urbanite to create the vast SKHY courtyard, linking the new buildings with the Tower.

The refined and elegant aesthetic of SKHY is defining the emerging Uptown neighbourhood. Its established eateries are already home to bucket-list-worthy Sid at The French Café, Kazuya, bistro dining at Lilius and hidden secrets such as Coffee Pen, all within an easy walk. The area provides numerous opportunities to explore on foot, with boutiques, street art and parks becoming the perfect motivation to step outside.

SKHY is perfectly located in the heart of Uptown, a short walk to both the Grafton and Mt Eden train stations, close to the motorway onramps, universities, and the CBD. Majestic Mount Eden beckons for morning walks, both Ponsonby and Newmarket are temptingly close by too.

With 96% of SKHY sold, just one soaring 162sqm loft-style apartment with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 car parks, as well as three 2-storey north-facing apartments overlooking the elegant SKHY courtyard remain.  These apartments are split over two levels – 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and one secure basement car park are a townhouse alternative with the advantage of separation and privacy with a bedroom and bathroom on each level.


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