The classic penthouse occupies the entire top floor of a high-rise apartment complex offering 360-degree panoramas of the surrounding city. It usually opens onto outdoor areas with a swimming pool and roof terraces. Penthouse interiors typically feature exquisite décor the very latest household appliances formal dining areas informal living spaces cutting edge audio-visual entertainment systems gym and spa facilities.
The architects have divided the available space into two broad sections – an active area and a quiet zone and the entire arrangement follows this predetermined pattern. The beautiful open dining space an ultra-modern kitchen and a relaxing living area with a large L-shape sofa taking a center spot are arranged ever so elegantly to ensure that function naturally follows form.
This penthouse located on the top floor of the apartment development at150 Clarendon Street East Melbourne has some of the best views available in the city. The 360-degree panorama takes in the adjacent Fitzroy Gardens and vistas from Port Phillip Bay to the Dandenong Ranges. This elegantly designed penthouse is arguably one of the best in the country and undoubtedly one of the priciest reaching an eye watering $18.2 million at sale.
The penthouse opens on to a further 400 square meters of outdoor space with a garden heated swimming pool and entertainment areas across four terraces. The 297.3 meter Eureka Tower in Melbourne’s Southbank precinct was the world’s tallest residential tower at the time of its completion in 2006. The building has since been surpassed in height by two developments in Dubai but the Eureka is still an astonishing achievement of high-rise construction dominating the city’s skyline.
The penthouse market record for sale prices is constantly being broken as constructors and architects create ever more extravagant and opulent high rise residencies. This post brings together a roundup of the most stunning penthouses currently gracing Australian inner cities as seen by Andy Boyd co-founder of MoneyChoices.com.au an Australian comparison website.