Seymour Group files plans for luxury riverside tower

rich list and real estate mogul Kevin Seymour will demolish a new three-story farmhouse he bought three years ago to create a luxury riverside apartment building.

The Seymour Group has filed plans to build a six-storey apartment building on the 873m² waterfront site at 39 Griffith Street.

Seymour bought the house at auction in 2019 for $7.75 million, a record at the time.

Office Designed by Proberts The building would include one three-bedroom apartment and four four-bedroom apartments, 13 parking spaces and a swimming pool overlooking the river.

▲ Waterfront property features five full-floor apartments and an infinity pool overlooking the Brisbane River.

the Urbis town planning report indicates that materiality of the development would create a modern apartment complex reflecting Brisbane’s unique subtropical climate and context.

“The development features a contemporary material palette including concrete, glazing, stone, woven metal screens and patterned screens, which is softened by vertical landscaping that integrates greenery into the built form,” says the report.

“The design of the proposal has been adapted to its location and is of a constructed form and scale appropriate to the setting, to avoid significant and undue negative impacts on adjacent development, through setbacks and separation of buildings, and orientation to meet internal and external needs. privacy.”

Niche-filling development features large private balconies and courtyard space that promotes outdoor living, drawing inspiration from greenery streetscape from Griffith Street.

▲ A three-story house would be demolished to make way for the six-story building on the Brisbane River.

Each full story apartment and the two story penthouse were designed to provide a “skyhome” typology with large living areas and no party walls, and would overlook the river.

The building would rise approximately 20 m above street level.

And Seymour may be on the hook as demand for so-called heavenly homes in Brisbane’s upscale suburbs takes off.

Azure Development Group recently sold a New Farm penthouse to One Five Six Oxlade Roll for a record $11 million.

A Brisbane family bought the 1025m² four-bedroom, five-bathroom apartment with a private roof, independent basement and wine cellar.

Trent, Director of Azure Development Group Kiernan said the appetite for sky homes was driven by discerning buyers looking for space and quality.

“Requests have doubled over the past 18 months for oversized residences,” Kiernan noted.

“The depth of buyers in this market is a byproduct of a growing number of customers willing to invest significant capital in these mansions in the sky.

“Developers and architects recognize the importance of increasing floor plans, designing true homes in the sky that can accommodate growing families, offering generous open-plan living spaces that showcase a contemporary, modern way of living. “

Construction on the development began in December 2021 and is expected to be completed in mid-2023.

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