Mirvac has unveiled what it believes to be the crowning glory of its development The Eastbourne, a Grand Pavilion Penthouse.
Poised majestically atop the record-breaking East Melbourne residential building, where $300 million worth of apartments sold in just three days to local owner-occupiers, the five-bedroom penthouse has been designed by Mirvac and Bates Smart to rival the palatial apartments fronting Central Park in New York and Hyde Park in London.
It boasts 50-metres of park frontage and a 301 square metre panoramic landscaped terrace by landscape designer Sam Barber.
Mirvac CEO and Managing Director Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz said the Grand Pavilion Penthouse at The Eastbourne will be a prize for the avid collector of craftsmanship, especially given its exceptional position, in the most liveable suburb in the most liveable city in the world.
“It boasts among the best vantages in the city, overlooking leafy Fitzroy Gardens, with panoramic views. What has been crafted is a rival to park-fronting penthouses in New York and London.”
Designed to appeal to the upper echelon of property purchasers, the penthouse will be sold via private tender. This process, a first for Mirvac, requests interested parties to confidentially submit their offer for consideration between October 7 and mid-November at which time the tender will be concluded.
To cater for the high calibre purchaser, Mirvac has designed a customer experience, starting with the hand delivery of a set of architectural tools carefully encased in a drawing kit to allow the potential owner the opportunity to inject their personal brand and customise the design of The Grand Pavilion Penthouse.
A private chauffeured Bentley will take customers to and from their design appointment in the Imperial Suite of the Sofitel. Here, a private butler will ensure a seamless experience as they discuss their dream with the Mirvac Sales team.
The Grand Pavilion Penthouse is divided into a series of wings for adults, entertaining, guests and children.
A 36 metre long runway that acts as a gallery space provides an axis through the home, linking spaces and highlighting the extensive park frontage on the property’s doorstep.
Bates Smart Director Jeffery Copolov said the best materials had been sourced internationally to adorn the space and add drama.
“The Eastbourne Grand Pavilion Penthouse is the result of a studied global design process, whereby our teams scoured the world to marry the best in international luxury with this world-class location,” Mr Copolov said.
“There will be no home like this in Melbourne, offering such a vantage over Fitzroy Gardens coupled with world leading detailed and refined luxury design. It is a seamless and harmonious residence designed to evoke an emotional response and offer its residents and guests a true retreat from the world.”
Some of Melbourne’s top medical, business and cultural leaders have purchased in the building, which will feature approximately 250 apartments complemented with the type of amenity typical of international hotels, including a theatre, wine cellar, meeting rooms, pool, gym and spa, when completed in mid 2019.
Demolition has commenced, with the building already having achieved an impressive apartment sale in June when one purchaser amalgamated three apartments at a cost of $11 million to create a super apartment fronting the gardens.