Australians know how to live the good life. Tanning, surfing, relaxing on fine white sand — it’s an enviable existence. Cast your mind down under, and it’ll likely conjure up images of barbecues, waterfalls, sun and sea. To our minds, it’s paradise.
Of course, it’s not all so sun-soaked and heavenly. As we speak, much of the country is still strictly locked down — and borders remain closed. But Australia is still managing to maintain its reputation as one of Earth’s great utopias, with Sydney — its world-famous harbour, vibrant social scene and dazzling beaches — leading the luxury charge.
And here are the Crown Residences at One Barangaroo to prove it. Offering more than a bit of space and a decent view, the exquisite penthouse of this divine development spans two floors and measures 800 square metres.
On sale through Knight Frank, it rises 245 metres above sea level and sits a mere 30 metres from the rippling waters of Sydney Harbour. The penthouse stares directly at the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and offers 360-degree views of every picture-postcard sight in the city; from Sydney Harbour, the Blue Mountains and Sydney Opera House, to the Pacific Ocean and Darling Harbour.
Of course, you can’t build a penthouse on breathtaking views alone (more’s the pity). Thankfully, the Crown Residences has the substance to back up the sights. Those glimmering marble floors, chic colour schemes and up-to-the-minute, meticulous finishes are the work of the world-famous interior design firm Meyer Davis Studio Interiors.
Inspired by the elysian splendour of Sydney Harbour itself, the design of the penthouse seamlessly reflects the majesty of the Harbour in shiny, gloriously ‘Sydney’ style.
Among the amenities, there are five bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, and a master suite with a twin rain shower and steam room. The penthouse also features a plunge pool, cinema and a gym — and you can take your morning flat white onto any of the three balconies.
These sweeping balconies comprise 50 square metres of uninterrupted outside space once you’ve arrived on the top floors — having made your way up from the ground via either the feature staircase or the private lift.
The penthouse is part of Crown Residences at One Barangaroo: Australia’s very first (and only) fully integrated hospitality branded residences. Crown Residences is a leading icon of Sydney hospitality, with this penthouse at its pinnacle; and in the manner of Crown Residences worldwide, the penthouse is fully integrated with Crown Sydney, which resides below.
Crown Sydney, designed by world-leading architect WilkinsonEyre, possesses a uniquely memorable sculptural form — it seems to twist and arc out of the earth in a petal-esque formation, and this mind-boggling concentric structure allows for dual or triple aspect views of Sydney for each of the Residences.
But the real pull of the Crown Sydney integration is in the corresponding luxury hotel services. Residents can expect to benefit from a 24-hour concierge and valet parking, together with in-room dining from any of Crown’s renowned chefs; and the hotel resort services will ensure total immersion in that Australian utopian life from day one.
We’re talking two pools (one of which is just for private residents, complete with serviced cabanas), a sleekly contemporary gym, a six-star day spa and a tennis court. What more could you possibly want?
Crown Residences at One Barangaroo
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