While I may be called the House Hunter, I am equally interested in apartments. Apartments are, after all, homes. With this in mind, I was eager to find an apartment to feature in the blog. I feel I’ve picked a very worthy candidate in 3402/98 Gloucester Street, The Rocks, which is a jealously-inducing, ultra-modern three bedroom apartment with jaw-dropping views across Sydney Harbour.
“The reaction everyone has when they come in is ‘wow’,” said Emma, the agent showing me through the place, as she gestured towards the view. I can see why. There’s no point describing the view when I can show it to you.
Standing on the balcony, terror and amazement mingled. It was difficult to draw my attention away from the view, but if I did for even a second I noticed the ridiculously long fall down to the ground from the high rise. Maybe I’m scared of heights and hadn’t realised it until now.
“The current owners did a full renovation, even though they didn’t need to,” Emma explained. This shows in the bathrooms’ and kitchen’s high-end finishes, the invisible television in the main bedroom (which appears out of cabinetry when you press a button on its remote), the acoustic sound system and the automatic blinds. There is a consistent dark colour scheme that runs throughout the apartment, enhancing its contemporary feel. This is a sexy, slick, salubrious apartment – not the high-ceilinged heritage house that usually occupies my blog posts.
The apartment was used as a “Sydney bolthole” for the owners, who are based in Queensland. The apartment block is used by Quay West, but it appears as though there are a number of privately owned units in the building, including this one. It is for sale, with the owners looking for offers around $4.9 million. No surprise with a multi-million view like this one, which thankfully expands out to all of the bedrooms and gives the apartment both a great deal of light and considerable aesthetic appeal.