Cast your mind back to 2019 and you might recall the soaring penthouse that smashed the Australian record for the most expensive residence ever sold. Snagging an eye-watering price of $140 million, the property is located in the first of three towers belonging to Lendlease’s One Sydney Harbour development – an apt name given its front-row seat to one of the world’s most famous waterways. In the last few years, One Sydney Harbour has continued to chalk up new milestones. The project has secured more than $3 billion in combined sales across its first two towers which, Lendlease reports, are now 85-percent sold.
Factoring in the strong demand for a piece of the pie at One Sydney Harbour, including expressions of interest from a hush-hush VIP database, Lendlease has brought forward the on-market launch of its third and final tower at the site. Given the title Watermans Residences in honour of its proximity to Waterman’s Cove, the tower represents the very last opportunity for interested buyers to procure an off-the-plan apartment in the award-winning waterfront precinct at Barangaroo South, a stone’s throw from the city centre.
Watermans Residences at Barangaroo South by Renzo Piano
“The launch of Watermans Residences represents the final chapter of over a decade of work at Barangaroo South,” says Lendlease’s head of apartments, Daniel Dugina, referencing the area’s transformation into a vibrant, “connected and sustainable” extension of Sydney’s CBD. “Our commitment to this incredible precinct has seen Sydney’s iconic waterfront become a new landmark in luxury and urban living, creating a community that will continue to thrive well into the future.”
As with the the first two towers on the prestigious One Sydney Harbour plot, Watermans Residences features a design by Renzo Piano. The Pritzker Prize-winning architect was again joined by renowned interior designer Daniel Goldberg of State of Craft, as well as Chris Darling of Darling Associates, to this time craft a glittering 30-storey tower with 162 residences, including one, two and three-bedroom floorplans. The interiors of the apartments are customisable with four distinct material palettes, divided into the themes Earth, Sky, Dusk and Dawn.
First-look digital renders show the residences each opening up to a balcony, with park, harbour or city views that immerse occupants in the vibrant Barangaroo lifestyle. Inside, the light-filled apartments feature a refined array of top-tier appointments. “Our approach to luxury is very much about craftsmanship, telling the story of curation, a sense of authenticity,” Daniel says of the State of Craft-designed interiors. “The residences have an ethereal quality and are in constant dialogue with the natural beauty of Sydney Harbour and the dynamic urban surrounds.”
The promise of luxury is set to extend beyond the four walls of the apartments, with the One Sydney Harbour precinct also offering high-end amenities for residents. From swimming pools with spectacular views, a spa and steam room, to billiard facilities and private dining spaces. There’s also the rooftop Sky Garden, the well-appointed Residents’ Lounge and a state-of-the-art gym. But venture off-site and just beyond the doorstep of the development lies boutique shopping, some of the city’s best restaurants and sun-filled parklands, fringed by a waterfront walkway and publicly accessible pier.
Our approach to luxury is very much about craftsmanship, telling the story of curation, a sense of authenticity.