There is something undeniably lovely about the prospect of living in a development that includes a repurposed heritage department store. For more than 80 years the iconic former David Jones Market St Store in Sydney has effortlessly married the grandeur of its construction with the changing face of fashion and lifestyle.
Currently being reborn as the 111 Castlereagh St, the development offers a dress circle city location, building fabric that reeks of solidity and luxury and a connection to the city, rooted in the personal memories of its community (think browsing the delights of the basement food hall, the stolid dignity of the menswear floors and the latest appliance demonstrations in the electrical haven on the top floor!)
Cbus Property is developing the new project with architecture, interior design and landscape by fjmtstudio, whose Sydney work includes spectacular heritage, educational and commercial developments such as the Mint, UTS Central and Darling Quarter.
111 Castlereagh is an extraordinary building design with the original 1938 art deco David Jones façade retained, but carved up internally with a new central atrium and topped with a residential tower.
In form the new tower appears as a suspended, curvilinear object, hovering above a podium on the heritage building below, complementing its art deco curves but undoubtedly futuristic in its presentation.
The eastern elevation of the tower captures exceptional views of the Hyde Park canopies and beyond to Sydney Harbour.
The heritage of the old David Jones building will house both retail and commercial office space. The residential tower (levels 14-34) comprises 101 residencies including spectacular penthouses, two levels of rooftop gardens and a host of residential amenities.
These are very reflective of changing times and concepts of community living. A concierge service, communal function space, BBQ facilities and terrace, gym and pool are integral, but so too is a private dining room with terrace, a climate controlled wine cellar, quite outdoor reading space and yoga deck.
The historic architectural features in the podium levels will be preserved and enhanced – including Art Deco details within lobbies. There will also be an emphasis in creating luxury, through craftsmanship, materials and high concept contemporary design.
111 Castlereagh is due for completion in 2023. The display unit is now open on site, inspect by appointment.
For more information go to: https://111castlereagh.com.au/
111 Castlereigh interior grandeur
111 Castlereigh city views over Hyde Park canopy
111 Castlereigh curvilinear terrace
111 Castlereigh residential tower floating above David Jones 1938 deco building.
111 Castlereigh Art Deco inspired interior lobby