The title of Australia’s most expensive apartment is likely to fall to developer John Boyd’s three-level penthouse atop Sydney’s ANZ Tower if it reaches its $66 million price tag.
The three level penthouse on level 43 is the only residential apartment in ANZ Tower which was sold to Grocon more than a decade ago after Boyd developed the tower on five sites he consolidated on Castlereagh and Pitt Streets.
Boyd retained the three level penthouse in the negotiations and has used it as his family residence.
The residence was completed in 2015 after ANZ Tower was built in 2013. Designed by Richard Francis-Jones, it has 360-degree views of the harbour and city skyline. It is now Australia's most expensive apartment.
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The four-bedroom home features the “great” room set into the building’s distinctive crescent-shaped roof and includes an internal lift, a conference room, a club-like study, gymnasium, a cigar room for smaller dinner parties, and on the rooftop a swimming pool, two terraces and cabana lounge.
The 2000sq m three level penthouse is accessed by an express lift from a private car park, which itself totals 4000sqm.
Ken Jacobs, of Christie’s International, and Bill Malouf, of LJ Hooker Double Bay, are the listing agents.
“There are a number of Australians who will be unaware this even exists,” LJ Hooker’s Malouf said.
“There’s nothing else in Australia that compares with this penthouse.”
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The Boyd Residence will likely beat the $60 million apartment record set by Crown Resorts’ One Barangaroo development even before the future home of casino mogul James Packer is built.
The record for the most expensive apartment in London was set at £140 million in 2014 in the One Hyde Park development in Knightsbridge.
In New York, the highest apartment sale was completed also in 2014 for $US100.47 million in the One57 tower in Manhattan.
In other “luxury” residential sales news, Domino’s Pizza’s Don Meij sold his trophy Hamptons-style home in Brisbane’s Ascot for a record $11 million in an off-market sale.
Meij made a $2.385 million profit on the Sutherland Avenue home in just under two years.