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One Sydney Harbour ‘Skyhomes’ Unveiled

Step inside Australia’s most expensive new project.

By Terry Christodoulou
Wed, Feb 24, 2021Grey Clock 2 min

The shimmering One Sydney Harbour development has today unveiled its latest ‘Skyhome’ penthouses.

The luxurious three-tower Lendlease project – designed by Pritzker award-winning architect Renzo Piano and which informs the city’s rapidly expanding Barangaroo precinct – is already home to the country’s most expensive residence,  last year’s $140-million-plus sale of the premiere OSH penthouse not only smashing sales records but ultimately setting a new luxury agenda.

Now, two further penthouses – so-called Skyhomes – have hit the market, occupying the top two floors of the 68-storey Residences Two.

Spanning a full floor each and ranging from 540 to 670 square metres with 3-metre high ceilings throughout, each boasts private lift and rooftop terrace (80 – 100 sqm) with entertaining space, swimming pool and panoramic views across Sydney and its various architectural icons, as well as to the Blue Mountains in the west.

One Sydney Harbour Skyhomes

“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,” offers Piano.“In this case, I think it’s very much about this, about making something that tells the essence of this city that is about sense of lightness, a sense of light, the sense of transparency.”

Skyhomes interiors will be crafted by leading designer Daniel Goldberg, founder and creative director of State of Craft, in consultation with the owners.
Goldberg previously collaborated with Piano on London’s The Shard and Shard Place in 2012.

“We wanted to create two unique, world-class homes in the sky that capture the essence of living high above Sydney Harbour,” says Goldberg. “The experience of being in the Skyhomes was inspired by life on board private yachts with their seamless transition from inside to outside spaces, and the feeling of freedom and elegant comfort.”
As originally published on Robb Report Australia & New Zealand.
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New research from Knight Frank’s International Waterfront Index shows waterfront properties are costing more than double their inland counterparts in Sydney while in Melbourne waterside properties attract a 40% premium.

Australia’s coastline attracts some of the highest waterfront premiums in the world with Sydney topping the index — an average premium of 121% — compared to an equivalent home set away from the water.

Auckland ranked second on the list of 17 international locations — a premium of 76%. The list saw Gold Coast (71%), Perth (69%) and the Cap d’Antibes (59%) on the French Riviera round out the top 5.

Australia continued to feature prominently in the research with Brisbane’s waterfront premium coming in at 55%, with Melbourne also in the top 10 at 39%.

According to Knight Frank Australia’s head of residential research, Michelle Ciesielski, there has always been strong appetite for Sydney’s waterfront homes.

Australia’s luxury residential market has advanced, it lacks the depth of prestige markets in more established global cities said Cieselski.

“As a result, our Australian cities can achieve a significantly higher premium on the waterfront compared to a similar property inland without access to, or a view of, water,” she said.

“Also, Australia is known for its balmy outdoor lifestyle, so many buyers in this super-prime space are willing to pay a premium to secure the ideal position along the waterfront.”

The data also suggests that beachfront homes were most desirable, commanding a premium of 63% compared to harbour locations fetching 62% premium and coastal homes with a 40% premium.