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.
On the inside you see wide open spaces and plenty of modern architecture and design that uses sleek and well defined lines. The generous use of glass in the form of floor to ceiling glass windows offers unobstructed views of the sea at all times and from all levels of the villa. An array of balcony spaces private hubs pool deck and lush green surroundings ensure that you spend as much time outside as you do indoors.
Unlike the modern minimalist trend this one is from an era where various shades and designs were used lavishly to create vibrant and cheerful interiors. And there is indeed nothing ‘neutral’ about the interiors here as each room seems to have its own distinctive personality and with even unusual décor like the brass pole in the kitchen and old record player that is showcased in the living room.
California is renowned not just across the US but all over the globe as a frontrunner when it comes to eco-friendly innovations and green features and the Seadrift Residence is no different as it employs solar energy thanks to the photovoltaic roof smart heating technologies that reduce energy consumption efficient lighting fixtures without compromising on aesthetics and an innovative water management system.
The design seems to be a beautiful amalgamation of the classic and the modern as the ground floor has a more open structure thanks to the extravagant use of glass in the form of floor to ceiling windows while the top floor offers privacy and a closed space for the bedroom and the bathrooms.
The curved wall was used to create a covered exit to the rooftop terrace where the family living here can enjoy fresh air and views of the surroundings. On the inside the wall also acts as a defining feature helping the architects design a spectacular display of wooden beams and details contrasting with the white walls. The tall graceful curved beams achieve their length by being joined by unusual mirrored dovetails secured with wooden pegs.
A well-appointed rooftop lounge area gives you a specious gathering area for celebrations or a relaxing time beneath the stars. The dark wood beneath your feet invites you to shed your shoes and socks and soak up the warmth of the sun captured by the flooring.