A LUXURY penthouse at John Singleton’s Bonython tower has sold for a record $1.6 million, setting a new benchmark for high-rise living in the Gosford CBD.
The three-bedroom apartment sits on top of the 13-storey building — Gosford’s tallest — currently under construction on Mann St.
Property developer John Singleton, who famously said he was “sick and tired of waiting” for the Coast’s capital to take off, last year released 10 of the units because he wanted “as many people as possible to live the dream of owning the best units or office space in the best location, in the heart of the Gosford CBD.”
The $35 million tower will offer 1300sqm of new commercial office space, as well as a fine dining restaurant and bar on the ground level.
According to Mr Singleton’s executive chairman Paul Anderson, the building is fitted out up to level seven, with decks under construction for level 12.
The three-bathroom penthouse has been described by the selling agent as “unbelievable”.
“The views are 180 degrees and go all the way out to Lion Island,” Richard Faulkner of Gittoes East Gosford said.
“There is a 73sqm terrace with insulated awning for all-weather use, cinema room and a temperature-controlled wine cellar. It is incredibly luxurious.”
The executive unit also includes two balconies, European oak flooring, floor to ceiling travertine bathrooms and a European marble kitchen with Miele appliances.
The buyer, a woman from Lake Macquarie, will move into the penthouse in order to be closer to her family in Sydney.
Bonython also will feature an enormous helix-shaped staircase connecting the restaurant with the commercial level. Clad in timber, the centrepiece of the lobby is 5.2 metres tall and 1600mm wide, with treads made from spotted gum.
“It is a real focal point,’ Mr Faulkner said. “I can guarantee you that the building will be remembered for that staircase.”
Bonython is set for completion by the end of the year.
Millionaire advertising mogul Mr Singleton has always been a supporter of bringing high-end projects to the Central Coast.
The tycoon has spearheaded projects like Bells at Killcare and Pretty Beach House, a high-end boutique hotel that is rumoured to have attracted celebrity guests like Justin Bieber and Sophie Monk.
He recently opened a new restaurant called Saddles near his home at Mount White. The rustic bakehouse is set on an enormous 11 hectares of bushland, and combines formal dining with a casual bakery.