The top 10 best apartment rooftops in Brisbane

The top 10 best apartment rooftops in Brisbane
The rooftop at Kokoda's Ruby Ruby in Milton. Image supplied
Urban EditorialFebruary 12, 2024AMENITY WATCH

The rooftop is where the party is at in Brisbane's newest off the plan apartment developments.

No other capital, or city for that matter, in the country commits to putting as much residential facilities on the roof as much as Brisbane. When it's all about the subtropical climate, as much amenity needs to be outdoors.

The trend started small with swimming pools, but now it's full wellness retreats on rooftops, as well as yoga spaces, outdoor gyms, and hot and cold plunge pools. Some even have rooftop cinemas.

We've had a look at the top 10 apartment developments currently on the market with the best rooftop facilities in Brisbane.

 

Project: Ruby Ruby

Location: 12 Crombie Street, Milton QLD 4064

Developer: Kokoda Property

Award-winning developer Kokoda Property has continued its pursuit of creating a wellness-led lifestyle at its Milton apartment development, Ruby Ruby.

Ruby Ruby's rooftop will feature a wet-edge swimming pool that spans the full width of the building, as well as several cabanas and day beds, while tropical palms will also be planted to create a holiday environment. 

There's also a firepit area, barbecues and alfresco spaces, and a private dining and bar area.

Completing the fitness component of the rooftop is a health and wellness space with a gym, infrared sauna, spa, plunge pool and yoga studio. 

Additionally, to cater to the trend of working from home, Kokoda provides several meeting rooms on the ground level, while the podium will home a private dining and lounge area, a cinema room, and a billiards room. 

The Cottee Parker-designed Ruby Ruby will have 144 apartments ranging from 65 sqm to 155 sqm, including a spacious 164 sqm penthouse, and prices start at $654,000.

Project: Murcia Residences

Location: 9 Overend Street, East Brisbane QLD 4169

Developer: Sarazin

Sarazin's Murcia Residences, positioned near the heart of the Olympics in Woolloongabba,  will be topped with an expansive and landscaped amenity space, taking in sweeping panoramic views across the city skyline. 

The rooftop's focal point will be the infinity swimming pool, complemented with shaded cabanas and sun lounges.

Just steps away from the pool will lie the unique wellness centre, where residents can benefit from chilled and heated magnesium plunge pools, a steam room and a sauna. 

 

Residential amenities will also be featured across the ground level, with new cafes offering a convenient pit stop for residents.

The second level of Murcia will feature a fully equipped gym, while there'll also be a dedicated bike repair workshop.

Murcia Residences, designed by HAL Architects, spans 18 levels and offers one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments. The design is inspired by the Spanish city of Murcia, blending Mediterranean style with Antipodean subtropical design and cascading landscape.

Project: The Allere Collection, West Village 

Location: Mollison Street, West End QLD 4101

Developer: Sekisui House Australia

Sekisui House Australia's latest release, The Allere Collection, in their West Village master plan consists of two side-by-side towers named Uno and Duo designed by renowned architecture firm Rothelowman

Residents within the Allere Collection will have the benefit of enjoying double the amenity, with shared access to both Uno and Duo rooftops.

Uno Tower features a rooftop pool, enclosed dining space, seating areas, a vegetable garden, and a 'Paw Pavilion' for off-leash dog space. The Duo Tower boasts its rooftop delights, including a pool, heated spa, lounge room, dining area, and outdoor barbecue facilities. 

Expansive green spaces and sustainability measures are also integrated throughout the community. The Walk Score of 99 out of 100 signifies the high level of walkability and accessibility of West Village.

The Allere Collection is due to be completed in late 2024.

Project: Jardinia

Location: 26-36 Shottery Street, Yeronga QLD 4104

Developer: Pradella

Pradella Property raises the bar on health and well-being in their newest Yeronga apartment development, Jardinia, with a range of rooftop amenities—aiming to enhance residents' quality of life and foster a thriving community.

The rooftop terrace at Jardinia draws inspiration from the riad gardens of palaces in distant lands, featuring lush greenery, a resort-style pool, sunbeds, a multi-purpose media room, and a well-equipped gym.

Jardinia also takes pride in incorporating EnviroDevelopment elements, achieving a 5-leaf certification from the UDIA EnvironDevelopment.

The development comprises 87 residences with one, two, three, and four bedrooms spread across five levels. The design by Wiltshire Stevens emphasises a living green façade that connects with the surrounding environment.

Project: The Lanes, West End

Location: 41 Tondara Lane, West End QLD 4101

Developer: Pradella

Pradella has responded to buyer requirements for their Riverside West End master planned precinct, The Lanes, by incorporating resort-style amenities, including almost 4,500 sqm of facilities, a community park, and a private dog park.

The Lanes will comprise three towers, with the current releases, Wave Residences and Cascade Residences, featuring a rooftop retreat across the two residential towers offering 2,000 sqm of 5-star resort-style facilities with sweeping views of Brisbane's skyline.

The rooftop retreat will include a 200 sqm infinity-edge Palm Lagoon Pool, a Sky Deck private dining pavilion, a wellness retreat, a mineral plunge pool, and a steam room.

Located in West End's Riverside peninsula, residents at The Lanes will have convenient access to Montague Markets, parklands, riverfront boardwalks, and Brisbane's cultural precinct at their doorstep.

The Lanes is set to take shape in the coming months, with the completion of Stage One, Wave Residences, expected in late 2024.

Project: Skye Residences

Location: 8 River Terrace, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169

Developer: Pikos Group

Residents at Brisbane-based developer Pikos Group's luxury apartment development Skye Residences in Kangaroo Point will get exclusive access to the 1,000 sqm sky deck overlooking uninterrupted views of the Brisbane City skyline, South Bank, the Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane River.

The sky deck will be home to an infinity pool, a rooftop bar and a restaurant.

“The Sky Lounge is the jewel in the crown of this design that will set this development apart for residents and as a Brisbane destination in its own right," Pedro Pikos said.

The three-building Conrad Gargett-designed development comprises 69 apartments with just two units per floor.

Skye Residences is under construction by Tomkins Commercial, with completion slated for mid-2025.

Project: Monarch Residences

Location: 600 Coronation Drive, Toowong QLD 4066

Developer: Consolidated Properties

Leading Brisbane developer Consolidated Properties' Monarch Residences is a unique address combining owner-occupier focussed homes, prime riverfrontage, and world-class rooftop amenities above Brisbane.

Crowning the towers will be an unparalleled rooftop amenity. The space features a heated infinity pool surrounded by day beds, a lounge that can double as a work-from-home space, a sauna, a 'Winter Den,' and several private barbecue seating areas. 

Residents can also entertain in the private dining rooms which come with a commercial kitchen.

Monarch offers a range of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments and penthouses across two 15-storey towers.

Construction on the project is slated for late 2026. 

Project: Chalk by Graya

Location: 228-230 Moray Street, New Farm QLD 4005

Developer: Graya

Luxury home builder and apartment developer GRAYA's second multi-residential development in New Farm, Chalk, offers just 10 boutique apartments complemented by a range of premium amenities.

Amenities at Chalk are located on the expansive rooftop terrace where there's a designer pool, sun lounges, and a sunken fire pit. 

An outdoor kitchen with BBQs and dining amenities makes alfresco dining a delight. The rooftop has extensive views of the city skyline and the leafy surrounds of New Farm.

Chalk caters to downsizers, right-sizers, and professionals seeking proximity to Brisbane's riverfront amenities.

The development provides easy access to New Farm's dining strips, including James Street and the tranquil waterfront precinct.

With construction well underway, Chalk is on track for completion in Q3 2024.

Project: York by GRAYA 

Location: 299 Bowen Terrace, New Farm QLD 4005

Developer: Graya

Graya has continued its rooftop amenity focus at YORK, their other New Farm development.

Crowning the five-level Bowen Terrace building is a resort-style rooftop terrace, where again there's a wet edge pool, day beds and a sunken firepit.

The terrace also features a lounge area, fully equipped dining spaces and a bar.

YORK comprises just five luxury single-level sky homes, following Graya's successful developments in New Farm.

Early works on YORK have already commenced, with completion expected in Q2 2025.

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