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.
Builders Sean O’Brien and Paul Cubelic spent six years developing eight living units in a Sydney apartment block before offering them for sale. This awesome top floor penthouse which attracted a $5100000 price tag was one of them. Situated in landscaped gardens at Sydney’s McMahons Point the apartment boasts three bedrooms each opening on to the terraces that provide amazing views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
This led to the creation of a very unique house that uses uniquely crafted wooden blinds that sync with the rest of the home and shut out the outside world when needed. (OR rather when the prying eyes are not needed) Solar-water heating cross-ventilation rainwater harvesting features and natural lighting make up the array of green features that help the building stay sustainable. On the inside the three-floor house are covered in a fine balance of wood and concrete to offer perfect ambiance.
Located at Coromandel New Zealand the house overlooks a really scenic area with the ocean on one side and a beautiful hill clad in a carpet of green on the other. Being flanked by such panoramic settings the beach house obviously tries to maximize on the views that it can offer and the large floor-to-ceiling glass windows on the top floor try and offer precisely that. Each room flows into another which gives the feeling of spaciousness as the home tries to maximize on the available area.
The sloping rooftop is another feature that gives the home an exclusive look and with an area for outdoor dining and barbeque added at the flat portion of the roof the designers have tried to bring together the best of form and function. And they seem to have done a pretty good job at that.
All of these add up to create effectively a zero-energy home that is as appealing to environmentalists as it is to interior designers. The interiors are split into well organized living dining and kitchen spaces that form one section while the bedrooms master suite and the bathrooms are housed at a different level. Sophisticated elegant and yet casual in its own refined fashion this is a beach house that is apt for every mood and all occasions.
Some of the many green measures include the use of recycled Blackbutt timber in an extensive fashion both on outside and for the interiors to cut down both costs and carbon footprint high-performance glazing helps in better insulation and hence tones down the power bills in both the summer and the winter smart design and thermal insulation.