Luxurious Living – The Horizon Penthouse
Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
The jewel in the crown of Harry Seidler’s iconic Horizon Tower, the level 40 Penthouse, has hit the market and in the process provided prospective buyers with the chance to own a piece of Australia’s architectural history.
Harry Seidler’s influence over the Sydney skyline is second to none, his buildings have defined the city’s architecture for over half a century. One of his most iconic projects is the Horizon building in the inner-city Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst. The Horizon’s distinctive scalloped façade and unique modernist design are stunning visual reminders of a bygone era of Australian architecture. The combination of the building’s historical significance, remodelled interiors crafted by award-winning interior design studio Mim Design and of course the breathtaking 360-degree views over Sydney makes the sale of arguably the city’s largest single- level penthouse apartment such a wonderful opportunity.
The concept for the Horizon Penthouse began with the amalgamation of the two existing apartment spaces located on the 40th floor of the building, in the process transforming level 40 into a true sky home. When one first arrives on level 40, they are greeted by a stylish entry way that ushers occupants into the main living space. An understated level of contemporary elegance is then maintained throughout the 565sqm floor plan as Cote D’Azur marble is blended perfectly with brass and leather finishes. “One of the most pleasing aspects of the refurbishment is the quality finishes and intricate detailing that are present in every room”, states Adam Ross of Belgravia Private. “From the kitchen to the self-contained living quarters, the interiors denote a contemporary sophistication that amplifies the unparalleled views of Sydney”.
An understated level of contemporary elegance is maintained throughout the 565sqm floor plan.
The Horizon Penthouse features five bedrooms, five bathrooms and eight parking spaces placing it in a class of its own, virtually unrivalled by all other offerings in its arena. Whilst the contemporary sky home features all the technological functions one comes to expect within a modern luxury penthouse, including state-of-the-art security and electrical integration, it is the comparatively less prominent details that make this a truly special place to be in. “Around 8:00pm on a warm summer evening you can sit at the breakfast bar and watch the sun set over the city”, elaborates Adam. “This then fills the home with an electric orange glow that is reflected throughout the space making you realise how beautiful this city really is”.
“From the kitchen to the self-contained living quarters, the interiors denote a contemporary sophistication that amplifies the unparalleled views of Sydney”.
Award-winning Melbourne interior design studio Mim Design are responsible for the stylish interiors that are present throughout the Horizon Penthouse. Herringbone European oak floors decorate the media, dining, lounge and sitting rooms, whilst the bathroom and kitchen spaces feature Cote D’Azure marble and brass tapware. The interiors exude the luxurious sophistication befitting a property of this significance, however, they do not overpower the biggest draw card of the space, the world-class 360-degree views.
The Horizon Penthouse features five bedrooms, five bathrooms and eight parking spaces placing it in a class of its own, virtually unrivalled by all other offerings in its arena.
Since the building was first converted from the headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation into a residential apartment tower in 1998, numerous high profile Sydneysiders have taken up residency in the Horizon Tower, including property developers Bob Ell, Lang Walker and film director Baz Luhrmann . “Part of the enticement of the property is the history of the space”, explains Adam. “We have attracted a significant amount of early interest in the property, particularly from Sydney based buyers”. Adam went on to state that he expects the home to be purchased for the purpose of creating a genuine ‘city pad’ for one the city’s elite – an amazing concept to fathom.
“We have attracted a significant amount of early interest in the property, particularly from Sydney based buyers”.
The Horizon 40 Penthouse stands proudly at the summit of Sydney’s skyline. The location and design of Harry Seidler’s tower, controversial at the time of development, mean that this is a genuinely unparalleled residential penthouse space. The luxurious interiors coupled with the historical nature of the building make this a unique opportunity to become part of Sydney’s architectural history.