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1788 reasons to live in Double Bay

The Property Addict / Distinct Dwellings

Aug 14 2017

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SJD Property's new $100m residential development in Sydney, 1788 Double Bay, launched on August 12 promising to set a new benchmark for the wealthy enclave. The north-facing apartments on Cross Street in the heart of Double Bay feature beautiful homes designed to appeal to discerning buyers. CBRE, Director Ben Stewart said there has been a shortage of brand new luxury apartments and 1788 Double Bay is due to set a new standard within the suburb. "1788 Double Bay will deliver a bespoke luxury experience, never before seen in the area," he said. "Double Bay as a suburb is currently undersupplied and 1788 Double Bay will be the first new product the new area has seen in 5 years." "This rare opportunity will allow buyers to purchase into one of Sydney's most exclusive address," he added. "Buyers are drawn to the convenience of the location as well as the local amenities Double Bay provides." Designed by award-winning architects, Bates Smart, 1788 draws on Double Bay's historic boutique culture and European feel through its elegant design. Uncompromising in vision and built to outlast changing fashions, the building is designed to reflect its privileged position at the very heart of the village. Guy Lake, Director of Bates Smart said, "1788 Double Bay delivers a strong sense of timeless elegance for all its residents. It has its own distinct character delineated by its soft, curvilinear forms and high touch detailing. It's an architectural expression that belongs in Double Bay." The building's sculpted form evokes the luxury and glamour of the 1920s "�distinguished by concave and convex architectural curves for which the village is renowned. It's curved shopfronts further knit the building into the surrounding retail arcades, embracing and enhancing the pedestrian laneway networks at the heart of Double Bay's village centre. Expansive glazed windows and lightweight zinc detailing sit elegantly above the solid brick at penthouse level. Slimline Spanish bricks contrast the horizontal brick ribbons that wrap the faà §ade. The building's pale bronze louvres follow the concave ribbons and help fine-tune solar exposure while creating privacy screens for a luxuriously refined face when viewed from the outside. Ground floor shop fronts and penthouse levels further accentuate the convex curved glazing and bespoke fine metalwork. The language of stacked brick on the faà §ade is expressed as stone and marble floor tiles in the lobby and stacked timber parquetry floors in the apartments. Above, a stunning true zinc roof evokes the heritage of Europe's grand historic apartment buildings, a beautiful nod to tradition. Brenton Smith, Director of Bates Smart, said, "Understated luxury is often about things you don't see. It's about the detail, it's about the quality of materiality. 1788 Double Bay is highly attuned, highly crafted, highly bespoke, and we believe it's totally unique to the market. We've done things in this design that I believe haven't been done elsewhere." Upon entry to the two private lobbies, book-matched marble and contemporary crystal chandelier lighting create a dramatic focal point. It is a luxurious introduction to the extraordinary residences above, furnished with comfortable seating for waiting guests. Inside are truly limited edition homes offering living environments unsurpassed in the quality of their space and finishes. Glamour is infused into everyday life through light spacious luxury apartments with generous, north-facing private balconies are accessed via floor to ceiling double doors and curved glass windows. From the sweep of a room to the last finishing details, these custom-made residences are blessed with perfect proportion and a timeless aesthetic. Marble entry vestibules with inlaid features make a bold statement carrying through to burnished platinum metal accents. Uncommon luxury features such as flickering marble-framed fires warm the rooms shaping wonderful spaces to sit and converse. Atmospheric LED lighting, custom glass and metal feature pendants and wall lights to vanities and corridors bestows ambience and coffered detailing brings subtle life to the ceilings. A seamless language flows between inside and out with subtle curves hinting at the graceful exterior architectural motif. Wrapped in exquisite and finely crafted finishes, every room in these glamorous residences is a delight. Beautifully appointed high-end Wolf kitchens with integrated wine fridges are perfect partners for those with a love of generous entertaining. Luxuriously veined white or grey marble curved benchtops with marble fronted draws and substantial kitchen islands, some up to five metres long, are an inviting place to gather. Tranquil private rooms are your place to retreat from the hubbub of the village. The discerning will find a place for everything in fastidiously appointed walk-in or walk-through robes with wide drawers. For the ultimate in indulgent bathing, deep marble-surround baths and marble floors to showers illuminated by custom fluted pendant lights are perfectly complemented by luxuriously layered finishes. Every element, every facet in these extraordinary residences is simple, beautiful yet highly crafted " like the perfect silk lining of a fine suit or a hand- finished handbag. There is no compromise on space, materials or detail. Solid marbles and limestone, lustrous bronze and antique nickel metals, crown-cut oak, herringbone timber floors and fluted glass suggest the splendour of a bygone era. Marble-front drawers and fabric-lined cabinets possess statement glamour that is beautiful to touch. 1788 Residences will launch to the public on August 12 with a VIP launch scheduled for August 26. Construction will commence in early 2018 with completion expected late 2019. 1788-1 1788-2 1788-3 1788-4 Save

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