Later life luxury

The Foundation in the central Auckland suburb of Parnell is arguably the best retirement address in New Zealand. And premium residences will soon be available to the discerning.

We know what you’re thinking. A luxury hotel suite or high-end apartment in Europe perhaps?

Actually, this is a new development in the heart of Auckland’s leafy Parnell, created by Generus Living Group, an organisation that is redefining New Zealand’s premium retirement residence landscape. 

Named The Foundationbecause of its enviable location right next door to the original iconic Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind building on Parnell Road, this residence is uncompromised in its offering and is arguably the best retirement address in New Zealand. 

Because of this premium location, from the outset the vision for The Foundation was to create a world-class haven of refinement, sophistication and care. Everything from its prime central Auckland location to the touchpoints within the residence reflect the zenith of quality.  

Landscaped garden surroundings seamlessly open up to the expansive Auckland Domain next door. Between Newmarket’s newly redeveloped retail district and the cafes and boutiques of Parnell Rise, there’s no shortage of urban vibrancy available to residents. 

Generus has already gained a reputation for developing some of New Zealand’s most iconic villages – including The Russley in Christchurch and the beachside Pacific Coast in Mount Maunganui – and have become the undoubted champions of a whole new style of later-life living for those seeking a premium experience. 

This is achieved by combining superb design style with resort-like amenities and boutique care facilities. Amenities will include such offerings as a café, lounge bar, restaurant, roof terrace garden and barbeque, cinema, swimming pool, health & wellbeing suite, a resident concierge as well as discrete hospital and memory care facilities. 

Just like the design and materials of the building itself, each of the residences and penthouse suites will combine classic design detailing with contemporary finishes and features. 

From the private underground car park with additional storage, your keyless entry opens in to the timeless wooden-floored living spaces with warming fireplaces, generously proportioned ceiling heights and private covered balconies. Each residence also features a large integrated chef’s kitchen with scullery, fully equipped with only the very best in appliances, and a separate full laundry room with storage area to further ensure comfort without clutter. 

Each residence is constructed with double glazing and integrated air conditioning, while large windows and expansive balcony doors ensure a light, airy environment. 

The assurance of the most up-to-date security technology and in-residence care assistance available will provide residents with even greater levels of comfort and peace of mind. 

In essence, each of the residences at The Foundation are designed to ensure comfort and safety at all times, as well as to provide an environment that lifts the spirits and creates a space where people will feel just as happy spending time alone as they will entertaining friends and family. 

The best retirement address in New Zealand? It could well be. 

Construction starts late 2020 with a completion timetable of 24 months. Applications for residences are being taken now. Visit for more details or call 09 869 3947 to arrange a consultation. 

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