/Saint Moritz penthouse cash splash hits almost $80 million

Saint Moritz penthouse cash splash hits almost $80 million

Inside the ultra-luxury penthouses sold at Gurner

Ultra luxe materials everywhere you look.

Five of the most lavish penthouses ever offered in Melbourne have sold in an almost $80 million buying frenzy in St Kilda.

The ultra-luxury abodes — one with a rooftop pool that will hang into its living room as a human aquarium — are part of the same complex where real estate guru Anthony Catalano splashed a record $30 million on a single lavish apartment earlier this year.

In the span of 36 hours last month, the homes at Gurner’s $550 million Saint Moritz development sold for eye-watering sums from $9-$19 million.

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Inside the ultra-luxury penthouses sold at Gurner

Dripping in luxury.

A confidential list of buyers is understood to include business luminaries and real estate moguls from Albert Park, Brighton and Toorak.

Spin king Shane Warne and footy legend Sam Newman are among the A-list names previously floated as potential buyers.

Asked whether they were set to move in, Warne said he had “nothing to say — yes or no”, while Newman confirmed he had looked at the luxury tower.

“I’m still considering the whole thing,” he said.

The stunning apartments — most of them bigger than a suburban house block — feature a mix of private steam rooms, glass-bottomed rooftop pools, glass ceilings, private art galleries, sweeping bay views and “a huge amount of marble”.

Inside the ultra-luxury penthouses sold at Gurner

Pool room?

“I was really surprised how many buyers there were for these apartments,” said developer Tim Gurner.

“We are just at the very start of this market — there’s a long way to go ahead.”

Mr Gurner said one of the buyers had bought a multimillion-dollar apartment because they were sick of spending more than $100,000 a year on their current home’s garden.

“They are people who have done very well in business and this is a lifestyle decision that they are now comfortable with,” he said.

“This will become a precinct where the buildings will house a number of Melbourne’s very wealthy families.”

Inside the ultra-luxury penthouses sold at Gurner

Bathing in vistas.

The 120-apartment development at the Novotel hotel site on St Kilda’s Esplanade officially goes on sale this Saturday, April 13, with a $1.4 million minimum price and at least one more expected to top $30 million.

Young families, local artists and the semi-retired are expected to look at other apartments in the building set to average $5 million.

It’s expected the building will take three years to complete.

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