New Sky Group creates first vertical community for empty nesters

New Sky Group creates first vertical community for empty nesters
New Sky Group creates first vertical community for empty nesters

New Sky Group's 88 Melbourne tower, the $100 million 55 storey development, is being marketed as offering apartment homes, some 219 residences designed for empty nesters looking to transition from the family home.

The tower, designed by architectural practice Rothelowman in conjunction with KPDO, will be Melbourne’s first apartment building to feature hand-crafted kitchen appliances by Sub-Zero and Wolf. 

Rothelowman principal Chris Hayton said the building would be a timeless and elegant addition to Melbourne’s skyline and architecturally distinct due to its illuminated form. 

“88 Melbourne will have a sophisticated presence in the city and change the way people think of apartment living,” he said. 

“It will be an iconic Melbourne address and a lasting moment in the evolution of local architecture and how we design for changing life-stages.” 

Stage one of 88 Melbourne will release the tower’s first 42 levels followed by a second and final release of the building's remaining 12 levels in the coming months. 

88 Melbourne is the second project of Melbourne developer New Sky Group and primarily features two and three bedroom apartments, with 12 upper levels devoted to three-bedroom residences, sub-penthouses and two full-floor penthouses. 

KPDO director Kerry Phelan said 88 Melbourne translates the features of a luxury hotel into an apartment setting, with a key focus creating zoned living areas to enhance privacy and enjoyment. 

“Interiors have personality and encourage the display of objects collected during a life well travelled, rather than hidden away as many new apartment designs require, ” she said. 

The building also offers five-star resident facilities across a dual-height whole-floor space on level eight. This area is devoted to an indoor lap pool featuring a spa, steam room and sauna. 

A private wine cellar for residents features a tasting area and bar, plus its own private outdoor terrace.

The 88 Melbourne display suite can be seen at 88 Queensbridge Street, Southbank.

Melbourne Development


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