With its lakefront position, spectacular curved facade with a striking mix of glass, bronze and aluminium, and unparalleled privacy for residents, Sapphire Apartments in Kingston was always going to be in hot demand.
But demand reached fever pitch with the recent release to market of the Developer’s Collection, particularly in the case of the sub-penthouse perched on the fourth floor.
Multiple parties were in tight competition for the spacious three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment, which boasts private, direct lift access and spectacular panoramic views over Parliament House, Lake Burley Griffin and the War Memorial. Despite being the most premium offering in the latest release, the sub-penthouse sold in just six weeks.
When developers Keggins first bought the land for Sapphire at Kingston Peninsula back in 2016, they set out with a vision to create something iconic. They opened up a nation-wide design competition, which was won by renowned architects Elenberg Fraser, and the complicated build was completed by BLOC.
The unique building design features 76 apartments spread across six penthouse pods, and each penthouse features a private rooftop garden. Each of the six sections also has its own lobby, ensuring high levels of privacy for all residents, and the boutique building also has a full-time, on-site building manager and a concierge. Throughout the whole process, the development was a passion project for premier developers Keggins, with a focus on premium inclusions and the finer details.
The recent Developer’s Collection marked the final release in Sapphire, and developers Keggins worked with Coordinate to create fresh video campaigns to attract buyers from the higher end of the property market. The campaign not only attracted unprecedented demand for the sub-penthouse, but has also led to record numbers at inspections over the past six weeks.
Only two apartments remain in Sapphire, and Keggins will now turn their attention to recently launched development W2, which will bring 220 brand new apartments to market in Woden.