Luxury Melbourne apartments featuring ‘sky garage’ planned by developer Growland

PUBLICATION: AFR

A new high-end apartment development in Melbourne will feature fingerprint recognition software and a cutting-edge lift system that allows residents to park their luxury vehicles in their penthouse suites.
Local developer Growland has announced plans to include Australia’s first “sky garage” in its lavish 20-storey project at 613 St Kilda Road, the site it acquired in 2015 for $12.1 million.

But the German-engineered parking system, which would allow residents to display two prized vehicles in a glass garage beside the lounge room, is yet to be ticked off by local planning authorities.
While permits for the building were secured last October, several amendments to the original application — including the sky garage — are still under review.

Despite this, Growland hopes to officially launch the development in the coming months, with the average apartment price estimated to sell for $6 million.
Each apartment would take up an entire floor, with just 19 apartments in the boutique project. The developer would not reveal how much the premier penthouse was expected to fetch.

There are several ultra-prestige apartment developments in the pipeline across Melbourne, amid unfulfilled demand from wealthy retirees looking to downsize from their family mansions.
Tim Gurner last week announced plans to develop the St Kilda foreshore site of the Novotel, with the project’s best apartments touted to sell for more than $30 million.

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