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High life: Australia’s most luxurious penthouses

Skye by Crown
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Sometimes it’s nice to escape reality for a while and have a peek into the lives of others, particularly those who can afford a four level penthouse. Take a break from whatever you’re doing for a moment, pretend your bank account has been injected with a lump sum and let’s go penthouse shopping.

First on the list is a six-bedroom, six-bathroom, four-level penthouse on Main Beach in Queensland (pictured below). We should just make one thing clear, this is not an apartment, it’s a house high up in the sky on the 30th level, and that’s evident by the three kitchens available on various levels. In case one kitchen wasn’t enough, you get three to choose from.

While you’re waiting for your Sunday roast to cook, you could fit in a quick session in your own gymnasium and then have a dip in your own private covered pool. Your dinner guests will arrive in your private elevator and be welcomed with floor to ceiling glass windows and six-metre high ceilings in the formal living area. If this sounds like your dream home, it’s listed through Faye Tyson and Alex Caraco of Coldwell Banker GC Property Group for around $9 million.

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We’re now down in North Sydney in the Skye by Crown development on the Pacific Highway (pictured below). There are a few of these bad boy apartments up for grabs so you’ll have to share your title of owning a Skye by Crown penthouse with others. They comprise of three bedrooms, two bathrooms and boast European appliances and stone bench tops in the kitchens. One of these could be yours for $2,755,000.

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The Watergate penthouse in Docklands (pictured below) could be yours for $3.95 million. This too, is steering away from the apartment title with five bedrooms and four bathrooms over two floors. Who needs a front yard when you have an outdoor terrace that wraps around the whole apartment? If it gets a bit cold up in the sky, you can always retreat back inside and gaze out your floor to ceiling windows that encapsulates the same view as outdoors. This one’s a bit jazzy, it not only features Arabescato marble in the ensuites, it also boasts French limestone from Paris, oui! Anton Wongtrakun of Dingle Partners has the listing.

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This Port Melbourne penthouse (pictured below) takes the cake for house in the sky with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It’s advertised as being a “window on the world” with centre stage views across the beach, Port Phillip Bay and the city. This penthouse has used extensive use of glass and metal and it set over three levels. If you enjoy holding parties, this one may be for you – the rooftop retreat has been fully landscaped and outfitted to accommodate private gatherings or a hundred VIPs, yes – very important persons. It’s listed with Ross Savas and Alex Schiavo of Kay and Burton Bayside.

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Last but not least, if you don’t mind your ears popping on the way home every night as you fly up the elevator to the 84th floor, this Southbank one could be for you. Located in the Eureka Tower and occupying the entire 84th floor, this 660-square-metre home (pictured below) features four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Once the elevator doors open, you’ll be graced with a private marble lobby and 360 degree views of the beautiful city, Melbourne. Your four-legged friend will be happy here, although there isn’t a back yard, the 24-hour concierge offers dog walking. After winding down at the fully fitted onyx bar, you have access to the resident’s only indoor pool, cinema and sun terrace. Greg Herman and Bonnie Wang of Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty Toorak have the listing, with a price guide around $19 million.

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This article first appeared in Property Observer.