The latest set of penthouses in Lendlease’s One Sydney Harbour development have hit the market following record-breaking sales at the site.
The three-tower development holds the record for Australia’s most expensive home at $140 million in the tallest of the towers at 51 Hickson Road, Barangaroo.
The anonymous local buyer combined the penthouse and sub-penthouse of Residences One to create a three-storey apartment with 1,600sq m of living space home overlooking the Sydney Harbour.
The two penthouses in Residences Two are also expected to fetch premium prices as the city’s luxury residential market continues to boom.
The two apartments cover a floor each, occupy the top two levels of the 68-storey building and are accessed via a private lift lobby.
Each “Skyhome” has a 600 to 750sq m floorplate which will be designed collaboratively with the home owner and includes a rooftop terrace and swimming pool.
The homes are designed by Pritzker award-winning architect Renzo Piano alongside interior designer Daniel Goldberg, the founder of the State of Craft.
The two have previously collaborated The Shard and Shard Place in London in 2012.
Goldberg said they wanted to portray a story in the One Sydney Harbour design that captures the essence of living high above the city.
“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,” Goldberg said.
“Luxury is often confused with opulence, our approach to luxury is very much about craftsmanship, telling the story of curation, a sense of authenticity.”
The One Sydney Harbour development includes a 72-storey building with 317 apartments, 68-storey building with 322 apartments and a smaller 30-storey building.
Piano said in the buildings’ design has ethereal quality with finishes carefully chosen for their distinct pattern and form, producing an elevated design experience in every apartment.
“We immediately started to think about these buildings being like crystals, playing one to the other,” Piano said.
“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.”
The One Sydney Harbour development is part of the larger project by Lendlease in the central Sydney suburb which includes One Barangaroo and the three International Towers commercial buildings.