A new silhouette is poised to take pride of place amid the steadily transforming skyline of Alfred Street in Sydney’s tightly-held north shore harbourside village, Milsons Point.
Aqualuna is a new boutique eight-storey, 63-apartment building designed by Koichi Takada architects, that was designed to depart from its more solid neighbours, with curves on its external building façade, reflective of the natural flow of its harbourside location.
Due to launch in April, Aqualuna, at 30 Alfred Street, is the first Sydney foray for International developers Zone Q.
The group has been active in Perth since 2013 with high-end projects including 20-storey apartment tower, Pinnacle South Perth and the 21-level project, NSpire108.
Principal architect Koichi Takada said that his team wanted to introduce a new but complimentary architectural language to the popular and historic village, marking a clear and almost romantic departure from the more commercial environment of the street to its new residential incarnation.
“The surrounding buildings are very solid, horizontal and structured but Aqualuna will connect more with the natural flow of the harbour and the nearby bays,” he said.
“We wanted to capture the essence of the quieter, more tranquil side of the harbour.
“Inside, there is our signature look, with natural, curved walls and organic forms that are specific to the architectural design.
“At the same time, we want the design to be invisible and allow residents to personalise the interior of their home; lifestyle becomes the main focus.”
Zone Q Marketing Manager Danielle Baker said Aqualuna’s harbourside location provides a serene and tranquil escape from city living while still allowing residents easy access to nearby amenities.
The harbour foreshore, Kirribilli markets, Luna Park, North Sydney Olympic Pool and Sails restaurant are all within walking distance.
One-bedroom apartments are 40-67 square metres, two-bedroom apartments are 69-91 square metres and three-bedroom apartments are 92-94 square metres. There are also five penthouses available.
Colliers International Director of Residential Project Marketing Selda MacDonald said there was huge demand for luxury apartments in the lower north shore.
“There is a shortage of premium, boutique apartments in the market,” she said.
“Aqualuna is an opportunity for discerning buyers to purchase a luxury apartment in an iconic location that is full of history, while providing great amenity and connectivity.
“Milsons Point is a modern day wonderland with the peaceful surrounds of the harbour and parklands and it also offers a true village lifestyle.”