One Sydney Harbour A Glimpse At The Most Expensive Apartment In Sydney

Sold for an eye-watering $140 million, the 2 storey sky home with expansive views over Sydney at Barangaroo South, One Sydney Harbour, is well known for being Australia’s most expensive home.

The savvy owner is an Australian resident, who has purchased two penthouses in one line atop the building designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano – and it’s not even built yet. This massive home includes nine bedrooms, a rooftop pool, a private spa and gym, unobstructed views of Sydney Harbour and a master bedroom bigger than most houses.

The remaining apartments are now available for sale to the general public, though viewings are still strictly by appointment.

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One Sydney Harbour towers

One Sydney Harbour is an epitome of luxury and will contain 3 buildings that rise right alongside the International Towers Sydney and Crown Sydney. Set the benchmark as Australia’s “most exclusive residential address”, these residential apartments will not only have views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House rather all the way to Blue Mountains as well.

  • The first tower, Residences One, is home to the record-setting sale of more than $140 million and set to hold 317 apartments across 72 levels.
  • Residences Two, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, will be a 68-storey building with 322 apartments thorough.
  • Watermans Residences is the third and final tower at One Sydney Harbour, which will contain 30 levels

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One-bedroom apartments in the towers start at $2 million, two bedders at $3.5 million and three-bedroom apartments at $5 million

It is interesting to note that Sydney’s prime market now outranks Berlin, Dubai and Shanghai for average luxury prices—sitting at around $27,000 per square metre in 2018! This is a big win for the Australian Property Market.

Inside Australia’s Most Expensive Home

Designed by world-renowned Italian architect, Renzo Piano, One Sydney Harbour is a work of art.

“Our approach to luxury is very much about craftsmanship, telling the story of curation, a sense of authenticity.” Piano further expounds upon the design of the buildings and the metaphor that guided his vision.

“The brightness of the sky will be captured, refracting the glittering Sydney light, right to the top where the penthouse apartments merge into the sky. The result is a trio of graceful buildings that capture and play with light, like harbour waters in the morning sun.”

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One Sydney Harbour further marks elegance with its ethereal quality of interior design.“Luxury is often confused with opulence,” said Daniel Goldberg, the founder of the State of Craft who was the interior designer for the buildings.

“For us luxury is in the beauty of nature and displaying the grain in the timber, the veining of the marble or granite,” interior designer Daniel Goldberg said.

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To create open spaces that portrayed a sense of calm, emulating the “moment the harbour meets the horizon,” the design team integrated marble across multiple rooms, with a dark grain in the kitchen, and whites and greys in the bathrooms.

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Luxury Living – The Amenities

It goes without saying that these apartments have a plethora of amenities ranging from luxurious swimming pools tiled with Greek green marble to a jacuzzi spa and private steam. Though One Sydney Harbour isn’t crowned as the most expensive building in Australia, but the residential apartments in One Sydney Harbour offer unparalleled views stretching from the Harbour Bridge to the Blue Mountains, setting them apart as the most expensive houses in Sydney.

The amenities also extend to a wine room along with a dining room for hosting, a billiards room, yoga space and an ‘Orangery’– denoting to the french word for an elaborate glass sunroom.

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Moreover, within many of the apartments, phone and voice-activated features allow it to seamlessly respond. For instance, digital keys can be shared securely with guests or cleaners.

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As the tallest building in Sydney and one of Australia’s most expensive living spaces, One Sydney Harbour is one of the most prominent features on Sydney’s skyline. The three towers are expected to reach completion in 2024, employing more than 1400 people.

Whilst One Sydney Harbour is holding the title of the most expensive housing now, Sydney is replete with more luxurious housings.

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