Skyhouse
Melbourne, Australia

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Location
Melbourne, Australia
Size
410-square-meter

The Skyhouse is an impressive penthouse 18 levels up in the skies of Melbourne, Australia. Located on St Kilda Road, the penthouse is a four-bedroom apartment with a full set of luxuries, including its most distinctive feature: a 410-square-meter rooftop garden. The garden features an infinity lawn, a landscaped terrace, and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that …

The Skyhouse is an impressive penthouse 18 levels up in the skies of Melbourne, Australia. Located on St Kilda Road, the penthouse is a four-bedroom apartment with a full set of luxuries, including its most distinctive feature: a 410-square-meter rooftop garden.

The garden features an infinity lawn, a landscaped terrace, and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that let the residents bring the outdoors in. Designed to be an inviting and usable space, the garden spans the east, west, and north sides of the penthouse and features 270-degree views of the city, the bay and the mountain range to the east.

The rooftop garden was built with a variety of rooflite products, including rooflite extensive, rooflite semi-intensive, and rooflite intensive. The landscape design team worked with engineers to ensure that the loading did not exceed the building capacity – the use of the rooflite products was critical in achieving this.

The garden design around the rooftop residence features different zones and themed planting. Appropriate wind tolerant plant speces were selected to provide great foliage interest and to sit amongst several bespoke sculptures designed by the landscape design team.

A truly, one-of-a-kind property and rooftop garden, The Skyhouse is a great illustration of how thoughtful landscape architecture can provide urban residents with an escape in the midst of all the best of city living.

Photos courtesy of Lisa Ellis Gardens