With a limestone wall and natural green canopy forming an inviting and understated entrance the home opens up into an impressive and spacious structure. Vaulted living space and water-bound exteriors are a few of the many unique features of this multi-million dollar structure that seems in serene agreement with its surroundings.
Designed to the highest specifications by architects Bates Smart the penthouse that sits atop the award-winning Melburnian building on St Kilda Road is one of the finest inner city living spaces in Australia. The wrap-around observation deck gives unbroken vistas of Melbourne’s central business district the Royal Botanical Gardens and Port Philip.
The downstairs living area includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms – the layout is designed to be flexible allowing the owner to rearrange the floor plan to add further bedrooms. The package is completed by a spa therapy room and heated outdoor swimming pool on the terrace. The property on Halifax Street has a price tag at nearly $5 million making it one of the most expensive apartments in Adelaide.
One of the most notable elements of this room however is the illuminated blue table which sheds an aquamarine glow on all surfaces close by. While something of this style would be more suited in a European discotheque than an aristocratic household it somehow fits beautifully.
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.
Each room in this home seems to be touched by a different cultural influence. From intricate oriental designs to the geometric patterns of Middle Eastern décor and the stark white/gold accented French continental approach – it is a historic fantastic and worldly home indeed.
The spectacular green lawn that is spread across the courtyard of the residence is a wonderful visual treat both from the interior and exterior and helps the house blend in with the natural setting of the region beyond its own borders. A vast foyer welcomes you with glee while the wooden paneling on the outside not only heightens the beauty of the structure but also acts as an energy-saving feature and regulates the temperature inside.