If you asked for directions to the most prestigious apartment block in Bondi you would almost certainly be directed towards the award-winning PACIFIC Bondi Beach.
That’s because PACIFIC Bondi Beach is a destination within a destination. Directly across the road from Australia’s most famous beach, PACIFIC not only has luxury apartments, but also boutique clothing shops, sophisticated eateries, supermarkets, hairdressers, a gym and a spa.
Representing the changing face of Bondi
The PACIFIC’s facilities represent the evolution of Bondi as a suburb, and most particularly the changing the face of retail in Bondi. It is home to the exceptional dining, shopping and lifestyle opportunities that Bondi locals and visitors increasingly demand and enjoy.
High profile restaurant The Pacific Club has a well-curated cocktail list that includes hyper-healthy Kombucha Colada. There’s shopping at the likes of Lululemon and Saturday Surf NYC, world class steaks at Macelleria and indulgent desserts at Anita Gelato. Plus, you are seconds away from feeling the sand between your toes at the beach.
From controversial hotel to hero: the history of PACIFIC Bondi Beach
When we look at the magnificent PACIFIC today we should spare a thought for the building that stood in its place immediately before; The Swiss Grand Hotel.
The Swiss Grand was dubbed the pink palace and in its twilight days it housed a less than exclusive collection of shops and restaurants, including the Hog’s Breath Café, a discount-CD warehouse and a tacky souvenir store. Its classical Greek balustrades and over the top architectural detail was best described as a “wedding cake.” It was fair to say that the building was much debated from the get-go.
Even former Waverley Mayor Sally Betts said that “The old hotel was such a mixed architectural design that I don’t think it added anything to the general landscape of Campbell Parade.”
In 2007, developers purchased the hotel for an undisclosed sum, with the aim of turning it into a destination that would not be out of place on the French Riviera. Their ambitious $450 million makeover paid off.
The Swiss Grand was still standing in September 2012, when buyers lined up early on a Saturday morning to purchase apartments in PACIFIC off the plan. All but two of the homes sold within two hours, with little more than plans and rendered photos to go by.
Living at PACIFIC
The PACIFIC has a broad appeal, from first time home owners through to families, downsizers and the international jet set; curtesy of the exclusive ‘Lighthouse’ penthouses. These stunning top-floor residences offer panoramic district and ocean views, multiple ‘alfresco’ entertainment spaces and exclusive detailing and premium finishes.
> View ‘Lighthouse’ Penthouse Apartment 516 – Sold by the Goldman Brothers 30/11/19
> View ‘Lighthouse’ Penthouse Apartment 517– Sold by the Goldman Brothers 7/7/19
The award-winning design behind the building
One reason the PACIFIC residences sold so fast, was the calibre of the architects, designers and the developer involved with the project, as well as its central location and immediate access to the beach. The building itself was the master plan of Andrew Andersons of PTW Architects, an international practice with a long list of award-winning projects under their belt.
If you’re interested to find out more about living at PACIFIC Bondi Beach, wish to buy in, or are currently a resident and are interested to know what your property is worth then please Contact Us and we will happily discuss.
- Posted by The Goldman Brothers
- On November 3, 2019
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