Looking out over your hometown from a great height is an awe-inspiring experience, bordering on humbling. After the wild unpredictability and turmoil of the past couple of years, seeing stout-hearted Melbourne spread out before you in 360-degree splendour is a joy.

Many will have seen the sights from the Eureka Tower skydeck – it’s always breathtaking – but in this lush apartment covering the entire 80th floor, it’s truly rarefied air.

The property is on offer as part of the now under-adminstration Grollo estate. The fit-out is extraordinary and there is a chance to individualise it further, with some joinery ready to be finished.

The ride is smooth as you scale up from the foyer towards the heavens. When the lift doors part you are given a moment to compose yourself before deciding which route to take.

A lobby is the central link between an apartment that is essentially divided into two halves. Trying to give a 100 per cent accurate orientation of rooms is almost impossible here, such is the sweep and scope of the floor plan, but to the more north-westerly end, you’ll find the bedroom section.

Head south-easterly and the flowing footprint accommodates the living-kitchen-dining areas.

Those are faithful indicators of function and location – but the prosaic nature of descriptors like “living room” and “bedroom” renders flat the quite stunning panorama beyond the windows of each and every space.

The bay, river, bridges and spires unfold in a rich tapestry.

It’s showstopping up here. The near diamond shape of the floor plan allows expansive views at every turn.

Heading to the south-west there’s a gorgeous bedroom with vistas that span from the more recent towers of Melbourne’s riverside to the bay, the Bolte and Docklands.

A similarly generous office next door also boasts postcard views, as well offering a more relaxed lounge space for the business of the day.

There’s a handsome powder room next to a little antechamber off the hallway opposite.

It gives you space to take a breath before you plunge into the incredible dimensions of the main bedroom suite that spans from this western edge to the north-east.

A spacious dressing room and walk-in wardrobe is the size of a small apartment on its own, and its open layout is superbly accessible and magnificently lush.

Tucked away into the point of the western edge, a splendid living area precedes the jaw-dropping main bedroom, the sights here crossing to include the great north boulevards as they roll off from the shadows of the city’s skyscrapers – strangely, captivatingly dwarfed from this vantage point.

The river has never looked so beautiful, snaking its way along the bottom of the windows here and taking your eye across to Melbourne’s spectacular sporting precinct. The MCG, AAMI Park and the tiny blue rectangles multiplied across the Melbourne Park tennis compound are as breathtaking a sight as any other you may try to find.

Then you get to the en suite. Although every room here is superb in and of itself, the views are obviously the things that capture you, and this en suite can hold its own in the spectacle stakes.

That’s no doubt in large part due to French mosaic artist Mathilde Jonquiere’s astonishing circular frescos on the bathroom walls. Intricate, colourful swirls are mesmerising, against the matt stone finishes and travertine flooring.

Head back to the central linking passage and there are two further bedrooms on the north side. The first is designated the guest’s suite and offers another vast living area and dazzling stone en suite. Views, of course, come with the room.

Another bedroom lets you see something hardly ever seen: the tip of the Arts Centre spire.

Rolling out into the main open-plan living area is a treat. The formal dining room is well-sited next to the kitchen and introduces the splendid Magny Le Louvre limestone flooring that crisply flows across this section.

Drag yourself away from the windows and you’ll appreciate the soberly handsome central kitchen – a dramatic dark stone anchor amid all that glorious city light.

Beyond this area to the south side is a broad informal space with another stone bench and amenities that could easily create a family room or breakfast bar area.

In front of you are two living areas separated by a tall unit and each facing a splendid pointed prow that arrows off into the astonishing panorama.

Albert Park Lake, St Kilda Road, the Music Bowl, Government House, the bay and the boats – our remarkable town is laid beautifully before you, courtesy of this remarkably beautiful abode.

Need to know:

The Eureka Tower has a 24-hour concierge, 30-seat cinema, gymnasium, swimming pool and sundeck for residents’ use. This apartment is substantially fitted out with some high-end bespoke joinery, fully paid for, which is available to the purchaser subject to the payment of international shipping and installation costs.

What the agent says

“Towering above Southbank, this whole floor apartment on Level 80 of the Eureka Tower is a unique opportunity to complete this extraordinary Melbourne residence.” Gerald Delany

This feature is part of a Domain Deluxe package.

Ref: LOU SWEENEY | DOMAIN REPORTER (on 11 Feb 2022). Iconic Melbourne tower-home listed with $10 million price tag. Retrieved from  https://www.domain.com.au/news/iconic-melbourne-sky-home-listed-with-over-10-million-price-tag-1115557/.

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