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Australia 108 - Raises the roof on luxury living


The Southern Hemisphere’s highest residences have been unveiled within Melbourne mega- tower Australia 108 and they raise the roof when it comes to luxury apartment living.

With views looking across – and in some cases down on – Eureka Tower, formerly Melbourne’s tallest building, Australia 108’s 161 premium Cloud Residences offer some of the most unique vantages in the nation and the most exclusive amenity.

Designed by Fender Katsalidis with interiors by multi award-winning interior design firm Carr Design, these homes in the sky are located between 210 metres and 319 metres above ground across the tower’s 72 through 100 floors, atop the building’s iconic bold and gold Starburst feature. A collection of four limited edition Nova sub-penthouses located on level 97 offer three- bedroom, three bathroom abodes spanning up to 202 square metres and boasting price tags between $4,746,000 and $5,558,000.

Beneath the Starburst, span 944 Sky Rise Residences, offering high style and design and their own breathtaking views up to level 67. The premium Cloud Residences also represent some of the most expensive residential apartments real estate in the nation, commanding prices between $1.9 million for a three bedroom and a whopping $25 million for the statement trophy 797.4 square metre penthouse – the most expensive apartment sold in Australia at the time of its purchase in 2015.

The apartments’ interiors are inspired by some of Carr’s most exclusive residential homes, utilising a subtle material palette of recon stone, natural stone and porcelain to create a calming outlook.David Ng, CEO of developer World Class Global, said Australia 108’s highest residences offer views from a height that is unmatched anywhere else in the Southern Hemisphere.

“In a market where it may seem there has been no ceiling on luxury real estate, Australia 108 raises the bar again,” he said. “Australia 108’s highest Cloud Residence apartments form a bridge between the earth and sky. When the clouds roll in, these homes enter what feels like another realm. A sky that seems grey at street level is revealed as a misty dreamland for our residents. It is a truly breathtaking spectacle.”

“Residences of this height are unlikely to be repeated in Australia soon, making Australia 108 a truly unique proposition in the market,” Mr Ng said. “The few remaining Cloud Residences and limited-edition Nova sub-penthouses are generating interest from around the globe, including locally, as the building nears its completion in 2021.”

One of the most enticing aspects of the residences is the exclusive amenity buyers get access to. Purchasers of Cloud Residences and Nova sub-penthouses don’t just have access to Australia 108’s impressive three full floors of incredible amenity, including pools, gyms, theatres, golf simulator room, dining rooms and much more – within the Starburst is reserved their own private level of amenity on level 71 within the double storey Star Club. This includes a private infinity pool, exclusive gym, dining rooms, cinema, platinum lounge and plenty more to enjoy. The centrepiece of the 2800 square metre Star Club are two twin infinity edge pools that cantilever over the streets 210 metres below and are set against floor-to-ceiling glass in a double-height space.

A feat of engineering and a study in luxury, the Star Club is poised to be unveiled to residents and curious property lovers alike in early 2021. Karl Fender OAM, founding partner at Fender Katsalidis, which designed Australia 108, said the Star Club was designed to create community within one of the city’s biggest buildings.

“We imagined the Star Club as almost like a town hall where residents come together like a community and indulge in the style of facilities you would expect in one of the world’s greatest hotels,” he said.“Nothing of this scale has been created in a residential setting in Australia before, which echoes the boldness of Australia 108 as a whole.”

Apartments are designed to be true homes in the sky with Carr turning to its 40 years of experience in the luxury residential sector to craft the residences.

Carr’s director of architecture, Chris McCue, said it endeavoured to echo the same attention- to-detail, internal amenity and focus typical in multi-million dollar homes.“The task was to create something really unique for Melbourne in an apartment offer that really hadn’t been done before,” he said.“The Cloud Residences are really houses in the sky so we certainly took the approach that they should take on more of a bespoke quality as we would when designing a private house.
“Given the height of the residences and that they don’t have a balcony we really focused on the liveability of the apartment. We really wanted the living room, dining room and relationship to the kitchen to be a fantastic panorama to take in the view of the Melbourne skyline. And to also ensure each apartment is well serviced by storage and functionality – so the sculleries are located adjacent to the kitchen and they function really well in open plan living spaces, which comes from our work in bespoke single family residences.” The result are spectacular sky homes that elevate Melbourne’s apartment market to new heights.

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