5 Luxury Brisbane Apartments
Inside the Queensland capital’s most elevated residences.
Inside the Queensland capital’s most elevated residences.
Penthouses like 1201 are a rare find. Offering 4-bedrooms, 4-bathrooms and 4-car parking the expansive residence spans 362sqm of the Lume development.
Through a cleverly designed floor plan, ultra-high ceilings and the abundant use of floor to ceiling glazing this beautiful residence is able to offer sweeping views of the river and Brisbane city skyline.
A focal point of the residence is the chef’s standard kitchen complete with Liebherr integrated fridge/freezer, high-end Miele appliances, stone top benches, stools and an inbuilt wine fridge. Elsewhere a large butler’s pantry with a large wine fridge is found.
Floor to ceiling stacker doors open the living area onto a 32sqm balcony, bringing more panoramic vistas.
Further, the second living space is ideal for entertaining with inbuilt cabinetry and three build in bar fridges.
The master suite boasts an enormous ensuite complete with free-standing bathtub and double vanity and is fitted with a walk-in robe and feature LED lighting.
The remaining bedrooms are all generous in size.
The listing is with Total Property Group, POA; lume.com.au
The only remaining penthouse in Cbus Property’s 443 Queen St development. Here, penthouse 4702 sees a grand stone-lined foyer, views of the river, story bridge, and Kangaroo Point cliffs.
The 399sqm residence comprises four bedrooms – each with a private ensuite, a powder room three separate living areas, here separate balconies a butler’s kitchen, laundry room, drying court and four secure car spaces.
Elsewhere, the kitchen is centrally located to service each of the dining spaces, as well as the spacious lounge area all of which are adorned in a heady combination of stone and custom joinery.
Designed by the best in subtropical architecture, internationally acclaimed WOHA and Architectus, 443 Queen St is a true visionary masterpiece bringing ‘Queenslander’ breathability to luxury penthouse living.
The residence is also privy to arrival gardens on each level and the development’s full-floor recreation deck with a 25-metre riverside infinity pool, gym, dining room, cabana lounges and barbeque areas
Entertainment is at one’s doorstep with the very popular Howard Smith Wharves nearby, replete with an array of restaurants, bars and entertainment.
The listing is managed by CBRE, POA; 443queenst.com
Penthouse 462 has been meticulously crafted over several years making it arguably one of the finest apartments in the Brisbane CBD.
Located on the 46th floor arrives this tri-level penthouse offers 5-bedrooms, 4-bathrooms and 3-car parking with views that stretch from the Story Bridge across the river to Kangaroo Point and beyond.
Boasting 4.8-metre ceilings, custom timber and leather panelling and book matched marble flooring – it is evident that details were at the forefront of design.
Elsewhere, the spacious living and dining areas flow seamlessly to the northeast facing alfresco terrace, serviced by a European entertainer’s kitchen – complete with Gaggenau appliances and butler’s pantry – with integrated smart home technology.
Further, an impeccable wine cellar and wet bar – with room for 300 bottles and three wine fridges finds its home in the penthouse.
Accommodation includes four impressive ensuites bedrooms and a dedicated study/ fifth bedroom. The master suite offering generous walk-in robes, custom cabinetry, and luxurious ensuite bathroom with an attached gym on the upper-level master.
Additional amenities include access to a tennis court, swimming pool. Spa another gym, steam room, barbecue area and private lifts within the residence.
The listing is with Ray White Bulimba, offers over $5.5 million; raywhiteeastbrisbane.com.au
Sprawling over 390sqm and offering an impressive 16 metres of unrivalled river frontage, this 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 5-garage residence is the pinnacle of indulgence.
Within, a bespoke kitchen and generous butler’s pantry, appointed with Sub Zero and Wolf appliances is an inviting place to entertain and opens out towards the oversized dining and entertaining spaces.
The entry – accessed via direct lift – sees soaring ceiling, use of natural stone and herringbone timber flooring.
Elsewhere an opulent master suite provides a sense of space and intimacy with its ensuites and luxurious ‘his’ and ‘hers’ dressing rooms.
Further accommodations include three large ensuite bedrooms, a media room, a home office and a library.
A casual stroll along Oxlade Drive can lead you to Brisbane Power House, New Farm Park or Howard Smith Wharves.
The listing is with Place Estate Agents, POA; eplace.com.au
Set in an elevated position above the Kangaroo Point cliffs comes this 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2-garage penthouse apparent moments from Bribsane’s CBD.
Bookended by Story Bridge and South Bank Parklands, the residence spans over 260sqm and boasts stunning uninterrupted views.
An open plan living, kitchen and dining area integrates with the covered outdoor balcony, framed by floor-to-ceiling glass and high ceilings.
The kitchen is finished in natural stone and arrives with a butler’s pantry and premium Miele appliances. Further, you’ll find an oversized master retreat boasting a generous walk-in robe and dressing room alongside an ensuite with travertine flooring, an open shower and a freestanding bath.
The listing is with Place Property Agents, POA; eplace.com
Americans now think they need at least $1.25 million for retirement, a 20% increase from a year ago, according to a survey by Northwestern Mutual
Amid looming rate rises, there are reasons to be cheerful as mortgage holders head into 2023
Mortgage holders should brace themselves for more pain as the Reserve Bank of Australia board prepares to meet tomorrow for the first time this year.
Most economists and the major banks are predicting a rise of 25 basis points will be announced, although the Commonwealth Bank suggests that the RBA may take the unusual step of a 40 basis point rise to bring the interest rate up to a more conventional 3.5 percent. This would allow the RBA to step back from further rate rises for the next few months as it assesses the impact of tightening monetary policy on the economy.
The decision by the RBA board to make consecutive rate rises since April last year is an attempt to wrestle inflation down to a more manageable 3 or 4 percent. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that the inflation rate rose to 7.8 percent over the December quarter, the highest it has been since 1990, reflected in higher prices for food, fuel and construction.
Higher interest rates have coincided with falling home values, which Ray White chief economist Nerida Conisbee says are down 6.1 percent in capital cities since peaking in March 2022. The pain has been greatest in Sydney, where prices have dropped 10.8 percent since February last year. Melbourne and Canberra recorded similar, albeit smaller falls, while capitals like Adelaide, which saw property prices fall 1.8 percent, are less affected.
Although prices may continue to decline, Ms Conisbee (below) said there are signs the pace is slowing and that inflation has peaked.
“December inflation came in at 7.8 per cent with construction, travel and electricity costs being the biggest drivers. It is likely that we are now at peak,” Ms Conisbee said.
“Many of the drivers of high prices are starting to be resolved. Shipping costs are now down almost 90 per cent from their October 2021 peak (as measured by the Baltic Dry Index), while crude oil prices have almost halved from March 2022. China is back open and international migration has started up again.
“Even construction costs look like they are close to plateau. Importantly, US inflation has pulled back from its peak of 9.1 per cent in June to 6.5 per cent in December, with many of the drivers of inflation in this country similar to Australia.”
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