One Sydney Harbour: Australia’s Hottest Property
Residences Two apartments at One Sydney Harbour are available following strong demand for Residences One, which included the A$140 million sale of a three-storey penthouse at ‘Australia’s most exclusive address’.
One Sydney Harbour (illuminated) is in Bangaroo South, a new waterfront residential, commercial, dining and retail precinct by Lendlease
Luxury apartments at the exclusive One Sydney Harbour are now available to buyers in Asia and around the world following strong off-market sales of the 250m-high Residences One, the tallest of the three towers in ‘Australia’s most exclusive address’.
Australian developer Lendlease brought the 235m-high Residences Two to market ahead of schedule after about 85 per cent of Residences One was sold through an off-market campaign by late January, driven largely by a strong response from local buyers.
Residences Three, Two and One (left to right) are 107m, 235m and 250m high respectively
Set by the water in Barangaroo South, One Sydney Harbour has lived up to its billing as the country’s most exclusive address following the sale of the Residences One penthouse for A$140 million (about US$110 million), making the three-storey, 1,600sqm apartment the country’s most expensive home. Apartments in the first tower have sold at an average price of A$6.6 million (about US$5.2 million).
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the interest we’ve received,” said Ben Christie, Lendlease’s Head of Residential, Property.
A high-ceilinged lobby sets the tone for the luxurious residences
“Not only have we secured more than A$140 million with the penthouse sale but a further seven whole-floor apartments have been sold, proving there is significant depth in the super-luxury apartment market in Australia.”
Overlooking Sydney Harbour, the high-end residential complex offers towering views of the city including Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House to the northeast and the Blue Mountains in the distance to the west.
Italian architect Renzo Piano designed the three-tower complex
Legendary Italian architect Renzo Piano has designed the residential complex, which will feature three towers – including the 107m-high Residences Three – when fully completed by 2025, coinciding with the completion of Sydney Metro and its new Barangaroo Station.
Daniel Goldberg, founder and Creative Director of State of Craft, has designed the interiors of One Sydney Harbour, the British studio’s third project with Piano, having collaborated on the Shard Residences in The Shard – the UK’s tallest building at 310m – and Shard Place, both in London.
Daniel Goldberg’s State of Craft has designed the interiors
So far, the design studios’ Sydney collaboration has captured the local market’s interest and looks set to gain global attention with the release of Residences Two, which features 322 apartments across 68 storeys and is scheduled for completion in the first half of 2024.
Apartments are available with one, two, three or four bedrooms, with interior sizes for each ranging from 62-67sqm, 96-120sqm, 149-190sqm and 204-273sqm respectively. Importantly, every apartment has a good-sized ‘wintergarden’, from 9-17sqm, allowing residents to make the most of Sydney’s fresh air and the stunning surroundings.
Each of the Skyhome penthouses in Residences Two features an outdoor Sky Terrace
However, the greatest views are reserved for the two Skyhomes, the penthouses each occupying one of the two top floors of Residences Two and each accessed by a private lift lobby.
The Skyhomes range from 540-670sqm and have 3m-high ceilings throughout. Furthermore, both will have an outdoor ‘Sky Terrace’ featuring an entertaining space and a swimming pool, and spanning 80-110sqm – a similar size to the two-bedroom apartments.
A bedroom in one of the Residences Two Skyhomes
While buyers of ‘standard’ apartments will be able to choose from a variety of interior design schemes by Goldberg, the Germany-born designer will work personally with the buyers of each of the Skyhomes to curate a residence that meets the vision of its owners, in the same way a superyacht interior can be customised.
“We wanted to create two unique, world-class homes in the sky that capture the essence of living high above Sydney Harbour. The experience of being in the Skyhomes was inspired by life onboard private yachts with their seamless transition from inside to outside spaces, and the feeling of freedom and elegant comfort,” Goldberg says.
A bathroom with a view over Sydney Bridge
“Our approach to luxury is very much about craftsmanship, telling the story of curation, a sense of authenticity. We wanted the interiors to be timeless, sophisticated and smart. Craftsmanship and attention to detail is really what sets these apartments apart.”
Goldberg is known for designing spaces that respond to the local context and culture of a site, sourcing local materials and referencing traditions and vernacular elements to root every project in its place. From the hue of hand-cut stone to the patina of a timber that diffuses warmth through the space, each material has been chosen to create an elegant environment.
Standard apartments range from 667-2,939sqft
Piano’s work is also rooted in its surroundings and the Italian’s masterpieces are seen around the world such as the Kansai International Airport in Japan that earned him the 1998 Pritzker Architecture Prize.
For One Sydney Harbour, he has designed the three towers to offer an ethereal quality by reflecting and refracting the coastal city’s ever-changing light. Drawing his inspiration from views of the glistening harbour, especially when sun rays reflected on the waves, he set out to design elegant buildings that reflect Sydney Harbour’s sparkling waterways.
Each apartment has been designed to offer views embracing the city’s spectacular skyline, lively harbour and iconic architectural highlights like the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Full-height windows offer magnificent views of the Sydney skyline and waterways
“All places have a story to tell. You just have to listen to that story – and I think Sydney has a great story to tell,” says Piano, Chairman and founding partner of Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
“We think about these buildings being like crystals, playing one to the other. In this case, I think it’s very much about this, making something that tells the essence of this city, which is about a sense of lightness, a sense of light, the sense of transparency.”
One Sydney Harbour not only offers remarkable architecture and stunning apartments with breathtaking views but also delivers on arguably any property’s key asset – location, location, location.
A swimming pool is among extensive common facilities
After all, it’s the final piece in Barangaroo South, Lendlease’s award-winning waterfront residential, commercial, dining and retail precinct. As well as access to a new Metro station, One Sydney Harbour residents can enjoy Waterman’s Cove, an amphitheatre-style boardwalk by the water, and Hickson Park, a green link across Barangaroo South.
“In just a few short years, Barangaroo South has become one of Australia’s most desirable places to live,” Christie says. “From beautiful public spaces to cutting-edge sustainability, nothing has been left to chance as we’ve worked to create one of the best precincts in Australia, if not the world, to call home.”
For enquiries, visit: www.onesydneyharbour.com
Developer Lendlease has released details of the yacht-inspired Skyhome penthouses in One Sydney Harbour’s Residences Two, a 235m tower featuring 322 apartments on 68 floors.