Penthouse sale in Sydney’s Waterloo sets record unit price
20 April 2017
The sale of a three-bedroom penthouse for nearly $3.6 million has broken records in Sydney’s inner-city Waterloo and Zetland, as dwelling values continue to soar across the city.
The top-floor apartment at Sydney-based developer Crown Group’s Infinity project sold for $3,598,650 this month, the highest priced apartment in the neighbourhood.
The purchase was the final sale for the $575m, 401-apartment development in the Green Square precinct, which raked in $380m in sales in one day when it launched in 2015.
Hundreds of hopeful buyers had lined up outside the Iwan Sunito-led private… Read more
Penthouse yet to be built in Green Square sets $3.6 million neighbourhood record
21 April 2017
A yet-to-be-built three-bedroom penthouse in what was once an undesirable industrial area has set a neighbourhood record after it sold for $3,598,650.
It topped the previous record in both Zetland and Waterloo by more than $1.4 million that was set last year by a penthouse at 8 Sam Sing Street, Waterloo that sold for $2.13 million.
The latest record-holder, which was the only unsold apartment left in the development, is one of four that will sit atop the 20-storey building designed by Koichi Takada Architects.
The development, which launched in 2015, saw 105 of the 326 apartments sell in the first hour. The building is due… Read more
Sydney’s latest icon will feature the sleekest rooftop you’ve ever seen
HOME BEAUTIFUL AUSTRALIA
2 February 2017
Right in the heart of the CBD on Clarence Street, construction for Sydney’s newest icon, the Arc by Crown Group has begun.
Not only will the unique Arc development be conveniently located within walking distance to Barangaroo, Sydney’s new Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wynyard station and Darling Harbour, once completed in 2018, it will feature a range of dining outlets, cafes, retail, five-star hotel suites, a gym, Ice Cave swimming pool and an utterly extravagant rooftop.
The 25-storey development will house 200 high-end units including five penthouses, all with… Read more
North Sydney gets its own world-class infinity-edged rooftop pool
20 January 2017
A world-class 25m infinity-edged rooftop pool has opened this month in North Sydney, Australia, on the rooftop of Crown Group’s latest residential development, Skye by Crown Group. Construction of the building was completed in December. The property group has secured more than $100-million worth of apartments in the first week of sales and all apartments now sold.
Residents of the $200m tower were the first to enjoy the pool, which, at 20 storeys above street level, also offers views of North Sydney and Sydney Harbour. Crown Group CEO Iwan Sunito said the infinity rooftop pool was one of many standout features of Skye… Read more
Issue 148, January 2017
Architecture studios all have to start somewhere, but what makes a practice grow to a medium or large sized business, and what infrastructure is required to make expansion successful? […]
Koichi Takada describes the question of whether to hire the staff first or wait for the projects as a bit like the chicken and egg. But, more important for his practice, Koichi Takada Architects is ensuring the studio’s culture is (KTA) reinforced. Communicating with and educating his team on the practice’s particular approach to design has been vital as the… Read more
Infinity by Crown Group receives Honorable Mention in the inaugural American Architecture Prize
24 October 2016
Making its debut on the architecture award circuit, the American Architecture Prize (AAP) announced its top prizes this month in New York on World Architecture Day, 3 October 2016.
Created to advance the appreciation of the best in International Architecture for their creativity and innovation, the prize welcomed hundreds of entries across 41 categories in Architectural Design, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design.
Projects were awarded platinum, gold, silver and bronze prizes and Honourable Mentions. Amongst these was our very own Infinity by Crown Group, receiving an Honourable Mention in the Mixed-Use Architecture category. Thank you to the… Read more
Our clients care about their clients
Issue 66, August 2016
How is design responding to the rising complexity of ‘customer care’ environments?
The arrival of online shopping had retailers scared for a moment there. And so they should have been. Why would customers ever want to step foot in a shop again if they can get it quicker, cheaper and with minimum fuss from the comfort of their own home? But the internet can’t offer real world experience and retailers were quick to realise this; upping their game with fitouts that provided engaging customer-experience environments. The designer’s role in this exchange is continuously… Read more
Beach homes ride wave of popularity
23 July 2016
Beach homes ride wave of popularity
The longing for that laidback lifestyle, together with a finite amount of land, has created huge demand for new apartments by the sea.
Nowhere in the Sydney property market has there been more gentrification than in its prime beach side areas.
“Everyone loves a view, as well as being able to live in a seaside location,” says Michael Fox, managing director of CostaFox which is developing the $43-million Bower, six luxury homes designed by Koichi Takada on the waterfront at Manly.
“We’ve had an… Read more
New apartment price record set in Manly at $33,807 a square metre
July 20 2016
Sydney real estate price records have tumbled again after a brand new apartment in Manly in Sydney’s northern beaches sold for $9.5 million.
The 281sq m three-bedroom apartment with sweeping Pacific Ocean views at developer CostaFox’s first project at Bower Street fetched a record $33,807 a square metre – the highest price paid for the suburb.
It was acquired by a private local buyer.
The previous Manly record was set in 2008 at $30,000 a square metre for the $12.2 million sale of an apartment at 133 North Steyne Road, Manly.
Although… Read more
Koichi Takada and Mim Design’s new Sydney apartments sell for record price
ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
July 21 2016
A new luxurious Sydney apartment has broken a sale price record and, according to the project’s interior designer, signals a change in the valuing of architectural detail in multi-residential projects.
The 281sqm three-bedroom apartment at Bower Street, Manly was designed by Koichi Takada with interiors by Mim Design and sold for $9.5 million, the highest price paid for the suburb.
At $33,807 per sqm, the apartment joins a growing stock of luxurious, high-end apartments breaking sale price records across Sydney. And according to Miriam Fanning, director of Mim Design, the… Read more