One of Brisbane’s very first sky homes, at 801/8 Kyabra Street, Newstead, has been transformed from an empty shell into a penthouse, which marketing agent Tom Lyne, of Ray White New Farm, described as “next level”.
Mr Lyne said listings of this quality and style were rare in Queensland.
“This is a property you’d see in Los Angeles or Sydney,” he said. “It’s pushing the boundaries in terms of what has been on the market in Brisbane before.”
The three-level apartment not only offers five bedrooms and bathrooms over a staggering 962 square metres, but also an extraordinary roof-top terrace complete with outdoor dining, an open fire pit and manicured gardens all serviced by a large wet bar.
As well as a heated infinity edge swimming pool and spa on the middle level, the roof-top views across Brisbane have to be seen to be believed.
Owner Jordana Stott spent eight months designing every aspect of the property’s interior and roof-top, and admits the views will be sorely missed when she moves on to her next project.
“Just being able to crack a bottle of wine and sit in your private garden and look at that view is pretty spectacular. That’s something that we will miss. We love that part of the property,” she said.
The couple chose a penthouse over a house because of the plethora of lifestyle amenities right on their door step, she said.
At the time, she said, they wanted to be able to walk to restaurants and enjoy everything that Newstead had to offer.
“Being in Newstead, it’s such a new little hub that’s really booming at the moment. You’re so close to everything, but you also then get the luxury of having the privacy of your own lawn in a sky home – that’s very special,” she said.
“It’s really cool for Brisbane. It’s one of the first that’s coming through.
“Brisbane is really coming into its own. I think we’ll start seeing more sky homes, especially with the new casino being built.”
The first of two penthouses in the luxurious development 443 Queen Street recently sold off the plan for more than $6 million, making it one of the most expensive apartments ever sold in Brisbane. Agents have reported a shortage of stock in the luxury apartment market.
Mr Lyne said one of the Newstead penthouse’s many features was that the seventh level was completely self-contained.
“It’s extremely unique to Brisbane, probably Queensland for that matter,” he said.
“We’re getting a good cross-section of people who are specifically looking for a penthouse, but also buyers who may have been considering quite a high-end house locally, or on the river, who are now considering this because it’s over three levels.”
The property is scheduled to go to auction on Tuesday, November 13, at Ray White New Farm’s Auction Under the Stars event starting at 6pm at X Cargo.
Unrivalled city views, private infinity edge swimming pool, rooftop terrace and garden;
First level leads to four private bedrooms, two bathrooms, media room and kitchen;
Versace and gold cork wallpaper and bespoke Timothy Oulton chandeliers;
Double showers in every bathroom;
Two kitchens each with a butler’s pantry and double oven;
Multiple formal and informal entertaining and al fresco areas;
Gas fireplace in living area and outdoor fireplace on rooftop;
Two fully equipped wet bars;
Three large car parks and storage;
Built-in garden maintenance room;
Lift servicing each level;
Metres from top lifestyle precincts popular for great restaurants, shops and boutiques.