David and Joanna Koefoed are looking at their decision to move from ‘house to apartment’ living as an adventure, and with no lawns to mow or garden to take care of – as an added bonus.
They recently bought an apartment at Alexandra Park’s new ‘223 Green Lane West’ urban village development.
With grandchildren in Christchurch, a holiday home in Coromandel, and mother-in-law in Thames, they will be able to pack their cases and go, their two bedroom apartment giving them a spare room when visitors come.
“Our ﬁrst impressions on walking in to the Alexandra Park residential suite were WOW” said David. “Superb ﬁnish and well thought out design with use of quality products throughout.”
Having a new village come to life in Epsom has been a factor in their choice of apartment development.
“The things that make Alexandra Park our residential choice are location, the views from the apartments, their design and security and a wish to remain in our familiar neighbourhood, close to friends and amenities.” He said.
David’s father Ross, lives close by with them. Retirement village life was in his mind as his next step, but instead he has also purchased a one bedroom apartment on the same ﬂoor, across the hallway from his son. He is looking forward to independence, security and privacy.
“The closeness is perfect!” said David. “We can be on hand if Dad should need assistance or he can pop over for a cuppa in the evening and tell us about his day. We will no doubt continue our usual Friday night ritual of him coming to us for ﬁsh and chips and a roast on Sundays.”
They all enjoy living in Epsom and visiting the cafés and restaurants in the area. They like that they are very central to all areas, to public transport and have easy access to several shopping centres. The development will also include high-end boutique retailers and cafes and restaurants as well as great public spaces.
For Ross and more recently David, they are never far from the Mt Roskill Rugby Club and the Trotting Club at Alexandra Park, where Ross has been a member for over 30 years, and also a past Steward of the club. It also means for Ross he doesn’t have far to go to see his friends.”
“It’s easier for all of us.” said David. “Buying this early has allowed us to buy apartments on the same level, opposite each other, but still allows us to have our own privacy and be independent.”
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