February 04, 2014 – Sophisticated, urban gardens are enticing buyers to Skye by Crown in North Sydney as property developer Crown Group delivers indoor-outdoor living and tranquil sky gardens reminiscent of a distant escape.

Purchasers at Skye by Crown won’t be hanging up their gardening gloves just yet as the developments green thumbs are promised the likes of a prototypical garden amongst Skye by Crowns generous foliage and sky gardens.

The once large leap from house-to-high-rise is now a mere stride as buyers embrace a new and appealing step-up in day-to-day apartment living.

A far cry from the dated building on the original site, the $150 million dedicated by Crown Group will give birth to a 20-storey and 242-apartment building at the prestigious North Sydney address.

Multi-dimensional winter gardens provide an indoor-outdoor urban sanctuary for residents to enjoy a sense of escape from the comfort of their own home.

Skye by Crown’s elaborate gardens and stone-throw-from-the-city location means buyers won’t need to succumb to a concrete jungle when choosing inner-city living.

Crown Group Development Director, Chris Pope is passionate about delivering five star resort-style living and the perfect place to relax, entertain and dine amongst nature.

“On a practical level winter gardens offer the outdoor experience without urban noise.”

“Beyond that, they become an extension of sociable living space that can be used all year round,” he said.

Curves and angles in Skye’s façade are positioned to maximise daylight and ventilation in the apartments and enhance the seamless transition between indoor and outdoor.

Three luxury penthouses feature private rooftop sky gardens, approximately 246sqm in total, combining soft and hard landscaped areas as well as seating and BBQ facilities for the residents and their guests.

Senior Landscape Architect, Liam Bowes of 360 says Skye by Crown has it all when it comes to fusing natural and urban elements.

“We overlayed mass native planting with tropical canopy trees to separate space and create the sense of an intimate and tranquil garden escape in the unlikely urban-residential habitat,” he said.

The private gardens will be embellished by exotic feature plants such as carefully selected dragon, frangipani and olive trees.

The interconnection between the city and nature offers buyers a rare opportunity to live amongst nature in the heart of Sydney.

We are always looking to bring something new and exciting to our developments explains Crown Group Chief Executive Iwan Sunito.

Inclusions such as fully-matured trees will give Skye by Crown a sense of place as soon as residents move in he explained.

“Making a memorable experience is at the heart of everything we do,” he said.

“North Sydney has had a long-standing reputation as a secondary business district.”

“To bring greenery and gardens to that destination is unexpected but in the most exciting way possible,” he said.

Designed by Japanese-Australian architect Koichi Takada Skye by Crown boasts panoramic Sydney CBD and north shore views, capturing some of Sydney’s most beautiful scenery.

Skye by Crown features an expansive foyer, conference facilities, top-floor gymnasium and a 25m infinity-edge rooftop pool.

Skye by Crown is expected to complete in 2015.

A selection of studios, two and three bedroom apartments are remaining.

Prices start from $580,000

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About Crown Group

Crown International Holdings Group (Crown Group) is a leading Australian property group, active in property development and property investment in Sydney. 

The company was co-founded by architect Mr Iwan Sunito and engineer Mr Paul Sathio in 1996.

Iwan Sunito graduated with Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and Master of Construction of Management from University of NSW. In 1993 Iwan became a Registered Architect in NSW and was awarded the UNSW Eric Daniels award for excellence in residential design.

Paul Sathio graduated with a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and a Masters of Engineering Science from University of NSW. Paul has more than two decades’ experience in the construction and development industry.

Crown Group was recently awarded the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW President’s award – considered one of the highest property development accolades in Australia – for its resort-style development Top Ryde City Living.

Top Ryde City Living was also named best High-Density Development in NSW and ACT at the UDIA NSW awards for excellence 2013 and a Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing award 2013.

Crown Group’s other award-winning developments include a joint venture with Prosha Pty Ltd, The Eastlakes Town Centre, awarded UDIA NSW best Concept Design 2013, the innovative, waterfront development Sanctum by Crown, awarded a Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing award 2012 and the hugely-successful ICON at Homebush, awarded HIA (Housing Industry Association) CSR Housing Awards 2007 Apartment Project of the Year.

Since the company was founded 17 years ago, Crown Group has successfully completed major developments in Sydney’s best locations including Bondi, Bondi Junction, Parramatta, Ashfield, Epping, Homebush, Newington, Pennant Hills and Rhodes.

Today, Crown Group boasts a $3 billion portfolio of projects under development and in the pipeline and is currently developing four major projects, Top Ryde City Living, a seven-tower development in Top Ryde, Viking by Crown, a 10-storey residential complex in Waterloo, V by Crown, a 27-storey residential tower in Parramatta and Skye by Crown a 20-storey development in North Sydney launched in June 2013.

Crown group launched Viva by Crown, the final stage of Top Ryde City Living in August and will launch a development in Sydney’s CBD in 2014.

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