2 May 2024

European imported furniture, coveted fine art, limited edition wines, postcard views and a chance to skip the very exclusive queue to your own Hermes handbag – it’s all in the $30 million (plus) price guide for the King Penthouse in Sydney.

Just listed with Luxe Listings star and founder of The Rubinstein Group Gavin Rubinstein, and Chrissie Ren, the Bathurst St sky home is a rare real estate find with the lot.

A two-level 674sqm floor plan sitting 83 storeys above the Harbour City, this super penthouse is a unique listing designed by architect and interior designer David Selden, and fitted out and styled by fellow Luxe Listings Sydney alum Simon Cohen’s turnkey business Cohen Freeman.

Not only is the prestige five-bedroom residence on the market to buy, it is expertly styled with more than $2 million worth of deluxe accoutrements, designer furniture, objets d’art and a fully-stocked Penfolds Grange wine cellar up for negotiation as well.

Rubinstein said the penthouse is unparalleled, even when set beside other Sydney apartments which have achieved double its guide price.

“When you compare King Penthouse to some of the other ‘super’ penthouses in the city that have already traded or are on the market asking $40 million, $50 million or even $60 million and I’ve looked through all of them in detail – they don’t come close to this in terms of layout and finishes. At $30 million we’re priced realistically to sell,” Mr Rubinstein said.

“It’s just out of this world when you consider what’s on offer. It’s your own private compound in the sky. You’re 245m high at level 83 with two levels, extremely high ceilings, a very generous outdoor area, five bedrooms, five bathrooms, six cars spaces in double lock up garages. It’s just first class finishes throughout,” he said.

“They’ve just nailed it. There’s just nothing it doesn’t have or that you haven’t dreamed of having.”

The penthouse sits atop Greenland Centre, a 480-apartment skyscraper in the heart of the CBD and is one of the tallest residential buildings in Sydney. Residents share a full suite of resort-style amenities such as a 30m pool, sauna, spa, gym and concierge.
And if the cashed up buyer is also a fashion connoisseur, thanks to a collaboration with Three Over Six – fashion and lifestyle concierge to the stars and several royal families – there is the opportunity to acquire a $1.5 million designer “value add” in the shape of haute couture clothing labels, jewellery and rare Birkin or Kelly handbags by Hermes.

Jack Freeman, of Cohen Freeman and Freeman Gallery, said although the furniture and decor are already styled and in place, the fashion makes its own entrance.

“When we do viewings there’s a security guard who brings out all of those pieces for every appointment because they have to be manned by a security guard,” he said.

Hermes handbags are notoriously hard to buy due to the label’s strict quota system. Wannabe buyers must have a purchase history with the brand to buy in a boutique and, as a result, the waiting list for the aspirational accessories can be months or even years long with prices starting at $10,000 and going up to $2 million.

“Instead of having to go through the whole Hermes process, while they’re in the market to buy a multimillion dollar full turnkey apartment they can also buy a closet filled with limited edition Hermes bags, jewellery and haute couture pieces from Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci and Chanel.”

The designer furniture and furnishings have been handpicked by Freeman and his team to reflect the calibre of the penthouse.

“When we work with developers or private clients, we curate and deliver fully turnkey properties featuring the best of the best. For this apartment, we were able to take it to another level based on the price point,” he said.

“Normally we have much longer to work on a project but this time we only had three weeks. We flew a lot of furniture by air from Paris, Milan and the US and there are art-level furniture pieces like a limited edition one of 10 coffee table by Francesco Balzano worth upwards of $100,000.”

Other furniture pieces are by Parisien furniture maker Christophe Delcourt as well as Meridiani sofas and Viabizzuno lighting from Italy. Original art in the apartment includes a sculpture by Del Kathryn Barton worth more than $100,000 and an entry piece by Jim Lambie priced at around $300,000.

Freeman added that everything internally had been designed specifically for the space including custom-designed bedheads and bedding, a dining table and chairs made to match the joinery in the kitchen where there is a full service of option of Baccarat and Hermes glassware, plates, cutlery, utensils, plus bespoke bedding and towelling in the bedrooms and bathrooms.

“You really can move in with just your luggage, and to help with that we offer an unpacking service.”