A Waterfront Penthouse Takes In Sydney’s Most Iconic Landmarks

looking out on sydney harbor from a penthouse at the bennelong apartments residence building
The penthouse has views of the sunset over the arched Sydney Harbour Bridge. (Private Property) Global

Sydney’s most iconic landmarks are visible from this corner penthouse in wharf-side Bennelong Apartments, a multi-use residential high-rise complex.

To the west, the 270-degree vistas take in the pedestrian friendly Circular Quay port area and sunsets over the arched Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Opera House and the Royal Botanic Garden can be viewed to the east.

The 232 square meters, or roughly 2,500 square feet, of interiors is entered through a marble foyer lined with built-ins for art display and topped with a tray ceiling illuminated by uplighting.

Glass walls bring light into the open-concept living space.

Glass walls bring light into the open-concept living space. (Private Property Global)

The open-concept living room flows into the dining room, where floor-to-ceiling walls of glass look out on the ships traveling the waterway, the bridge and the skyline beyond. An open-air dining terrace takes in the marina and more of the cityscape.

A sleek kitchen with white cabinetry, frosted upper cabinet fronts, white counters and a tray ceiling sits off the dining area.

All three of the bedrooms take in views – one looks directly onto the opera house and green space.

The living area opens directly to a dining terrace.

The living area opens directly to a dining terrace. (Private Property Global)

Two of the bathrooms are en suite. There is an additional full bathroom and a study with a balcony.

Other features include two secure side-by-side parking spaces as well as an extra storage area.

Building amenities include a 24-hour concierge, a swimming pool and a gym.

A balcony sits off the study.

A balcony sits off the study. (Private Property Global)

The price for 96/3 Macquarie St., Sydney, Australia, is available on request. Ken Jacobs of Private Property Global is the listing agent.

Restaurants, shopping and cultural activities are all nearby. The international Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is about 10.5 kilometers, or 6.5 miles, away.


During four decades of covering luxury and celebrity housing, I’ve looked into people’s homes, lives and property records through many lenses. I was the Los Angeles Times Real Estate section editor for eight years, the Hot Property columnist for six and did stints as a newspaper reporter, copy editor and page designer. My work for The Times Business, Home and Real Estate sections has garnered in-house and national awards for blogging, editing and feature writing.