A rare opportunity to purchase a lavish penthouse more than three and a half times the size of an average home has piqued the interest of buyers from the top end of town.
The Manhattan-style residence occupies a sprawling 694sqm of prime waterfront real estate positioned 58 metres into the sky to capture uninterrupted views of the Brisbane River, city skyline and Mount Coo-tha beyond.
The recently completed, double penthouse is the jewel in the crown of Brookfield Residential Properties’ luxury apartment project, Gallery House, on the Hamilton riverfront and will go under the hammer on Saturday, August 29 with esteemed bidders from across Australia expected to raise their paddles.
With four separate balconies, one of which measures 128sqm and able to accommodate a party of 50 guests, Adrian Parsons, managing director of Total Property Group, the selling agents for Gallery House, said the supersized penthouse had come onto the market at an opportune time.
“The ultra-prestige market in Brisbane is very active at the moment, with a run of recent penthouse sales in riverfront developments,” he said.
“Enquiries are high from discerning buyers who are looking for a certain lifestyle – something special and of a very high standard – and they are willing to pay for the privilege”.
“This unique Gallery House penthouse delivers everything these buyers are looking for, on a grand scale.”
Mr Parsons said the walk-in-robe was the size of a studio apartment; the wine cellar could hold over 1,000 bottles and the butler’s pantry was large enough for two private chefs to cater a party.
“You have to stand inside it to comprehend the sheer vastness of this prolific space. There is nothing else like it,” said Mr Parsons.
“It is an opulent retreat in the sky that can be a showpiece for those who love to entertain, or a luxurious sanctuary for those preferring to soak in the views in total seclusion with peace and quiet.”
The double penthouse has three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, four car spaces and secure basement storage.
It is located on the 18th floor of Gallery House One, with sweeping, 270 degree river, city and hinterland views and easy access to the building’s rooftop infinity pool.
“Buyer interest in Gallery House has not been affected by Covid-19,” said Mr Parsons.
“Indeed, with over 100 enquiries a week, Gallery House is proof there is always an appetite for absolute riverfront property”.
“It is a trend we are also seeing across other waterfront projects, with Brisbane buyers particularly active in the luxury apartment market.”
Sandra Browne, director of Cottee Parker – the architects who designed Gallery House, said the double penthouse delivered open plan entertainment areas, both formal and informal, with spacious functional kitchens and expansive outdoor areas.
She said extensive perimeter glazing with floor-to-ceiling windows gave a feeling of ‘floating in the sky’ while ensuring the spaces took advantage of breezes, winter sun and summer shade.
“The penthouse includes the key design elements featured in all Gallery House three-bedroom apartments and ‘Sky Homes’, including the location of the master suite in its own wing to ensure privacy and seclusion,” she said.
“There is also dedicated ‘art walls’ that have been strategically positioned and lit to provide the ultimate backdrop to display private collections.”
Expressions of interest on the Gallery House penthouse are now open with private and virtual inspections by appointment daily and an onsite auction on Saturday, August 29.
For more information contact Total Property Group’s sales agents on 1300 393 855.