Introducing some of the world’s best super-prime homes

Despite Covid-19 lockdowns, super-prime sales (above US$10m) are taking place around the world. Knight Frank has identified 153 residential transactions at this price point having taken place in 12 key markets between March and June 2020


Crown Residences at One Barangaroo, Sydney – prices starting from AS$9.5million

On the foreshore of Sydney Harbour, Crown Residences at One Barangaroo will consist of 82 super-prime and ultra-prime homes.

Homeowners at Crown Residences at One Barangaroo, Australia’s first fully-integrated hotel branded residences, will have access to services and amenities from the hotel below, providing a level of serviced living unrivalled in Australia.

A handful of two, three and four bedroom residences are available, as well as the breathtaking Duplex Penthouse. Prices start from AU$9.5 million for a large two bedroom, two bathroom residence with a study. While the price is undisclosed, the Duplex Penthouse is set to record one of Australia’s most momentous sales, boasting panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, 6.5 metre double height ceilings, a media room and a wine room.

Designed by award-winning architect, WilkinsonEyre, the building’s unique sculptural form twists as it rises in a petal-like formation. The concentric nature of the structure means each of the residences is unique in size and layout, all complete with dual or triple aspect views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

Six bedroom house, Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London – guide price available on request

This exquisite six bedroom family home is located in one of Kensington’s most coveted addresses and has been completely rebuilt and extended behind its original façade by an outstanding team of specialists who were brought together to curate the redevelopment of this beautiful London home.

Set within the Holland Park Conservation Area and immediately adjacent to the park itself, this property also benefits from its own private landscaped garden, terrace and unique internal garden.

Inside, the accommodation offers three floors of fabulous entertaining, leisure and living space. The formal reception area provides a wealth of natural light from the three metre floor-to-ceiling windows which open directly onto the outdoor area. The informal entertaining and living space is at lower ground floor level and features a handcrafted kitchen/living area complete with stunning wine storage. In addition, there is an elegant 15 metre swimming pool with full spa facilities.

Five bedroom villa, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai – AED 65million

Sitting in a prime position, high on F frond, this beautifully contemporary villa was taken back to its shell and meticulously rebuilt, extended and finished, using only the highest quality materials.

The villa affords open water views to the crescent, with panoramic views of the iconic Atlantis Hotel and the new Royal Atlantis. On the ground floor, you will find multiple living areas, each one tastefully designed, including an office, a show kitchen and working kitchen with Gaggenau appliances, all framed by floor-to-ceiling Schuco windows, ensuring you can make the most of the incredible view.

With the beach and ocean on your doorstep, this wonderful home also benefits from its own large infinity swimming pool and plenty of outdoor space including a shaded lounging area and patio deck.

111 West 57th Street, New York City – prices starting from US$8.75million

111 West 57th Street is a contemporary landmark, offering a total of 60 residences, 46 full-floor and duplex Tower Residences and 14 Landmark Residences within the historic Steinway Hall, one of New York’s most historic addresses. Perfectly centred on Central Park, the tower soars 1,428 feet in the air, offer 360-degree views of one of the most famous city skylines in the world, and direct views over Central Park.

Residents at 111 West 57th Street have access to an array of amenities and services. This includes an 82 foot two-lane swimming pool with private cabanas, separate sauna, steam and treatment rooms, a double-height fitness centre with mezzanine terrace, a private dining room and a chef’s catering kitchen, a residents’ lounge with an expansive terrace, meeting rooms and a study, 24-hour attended entrances and a dedicated concierge service. A private porte-cochère on 58thStreet provides residents with a gracious and secure entry experience. The lobby features opulent accents in limestone, marble, blackened steel and velvet, and meticulously restored, original end-grain wood flooring from Steinway Hall. Tower residences are available from $16 million to more than $57 million, with sizes ranging from 3,873 to 7,128 square feet, including expansive duplex penthouses, several with private outdoor space.

The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria, New York City – pricing available on request

New York’s most recently launched super-prime property: The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria. The famous property has hosted the world’s most important events and has been the New York residence for royalty, celebrities, and cultural luminaries.

Originally built in 1931, Waldorf Astoria New York is being transformed into a collection of 375 contemporary residences and a 375-key hotel arranged over 52-storeys. Occupying a full city block on storied Park Avenue, The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria will offer over 50,000 square-feet of unsurpassed amenities and services for the exclusive use of residents, including a 25-meter skylit swimming pool, state-of-the-art wellness centre and spa, performance theatre, games and billiards rooms, library, grand entertaining salon, outdoor terrace overlooking Park Avenue, and a luxurious private corporate suite—all serviced by the hotel below. The unprecedented renovation of this Park Avenue landmark will offer the first ever opportunity to purchase a permanent residence in The Towers above the legendary hotel.