The metropolitan kingdom of Melbourne is an impressive sight to behold from the right vantage point and even more so from the penthouse located at 18/478 St Kilda Road. With scale, designer style, and bespoke luxuries, this entire-floor residence – dubbed ‘The Skyhouse’ – commands an uninterrupted 270-degree view stretching from Port Phillip Bay to the CBD and MCG, meandering towards the Domain and Fawkner Park, all the way to the eastern ranges.
Encased by Swiss-made Sky Frame windows and doors to ensure nothing impedes the spectacle at hand, you’re looking at 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and approximately 410-square metres of perfectly manicured garden.
The central lobby features wide oak floors and Pierre Frey wallpaper to create a simply “unforgettable” reception and living rooms that are ample in size with bespoke joinery as well as designer lighting. As you navigate to the sitting room, oak is replaced by large format tiles – the key highlights here being a concealed TV you can witness in action thanks to the video below.
As for the dining room, here you’ll find a tastefully underlit stone bar, Euro-cave and Sub-zero appliances (as per the usual for homes of this calibre), topped off by some customised cabinetry. The Italian Valcucine kitchen is also “replete with Gaggenau appliances, stone benches, and a butler’s pantry.”
Of course, there’s only so much entertainment a view can provide, regardless of how spectacular it is. Which is why ‘The Skyhouse’ also comes with library/home office, media/family room with a gas fireplace, north + east-facing terraces with a gas plumbed BBQ, “striking” sculptures, and even a 10-metre horizon lawn putting green. The basement garage can accommodate for 5 cars.
The price guide for ‘The Skyhouse’ at 18/478 St Kilda Road, Melbourne is between $10 million and $11 million.