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 outdoor fireplace is in the perfect place to warm up on a cool evening after taking a relaxing dip in the pool. No need to worry about dripping water as the treated wood floor has plenty of drainage. The view of the terraced lawns appears to give you a breath of pure oxygen to both energize and relax you at the same time.
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.
Finally this is one of the most desirable penthouses in Australia and at $20 million it’s also one of the most expensive. The apartment sits atop The Hyde on Liverpool Street a luxury 35-floor complex designed by WOHA Architects. Sydney-based architectural partners Archer + Wright won the commission to design the penthouse to the very highest specification. It encompasses a massive 570 square meters of internal space
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.