Seafarers Residences: Waterfront Luxury

Glen Irish

Imagine a life without distraction, free to focus on the pursuits and passions that interest you most. At Seafarers in Southbank Melbourne, this rarest of luxuries is a life-changing reality

In a new concept for Australia’s cultural capital, the last remaining piece of undeveloped land on Melbourne’s riverfront will be transformed into a brand-new mixed-use precinct which will be home to the city’s first international hotel-branded residences, above Australia’s first 1 Hotel, the world’s leading sustainable luxury hotel brand by Barry Sternlicht.
World-class water front luxury at Seafarers

As a statement of luxury, the limited collection of 123 residences immaculately crafted by Carr Design will have exclusive access to the 5-star services and amenity of 1 Hotel Melbourne, all year round, from the comfort of home.

This includes 24-hour concierge and bellman services, a state-of-the-art wellness centre encompassing a day spa heralded by an internationally acclaimed brand, swimming pool, sauna, full-service fitness centre and retail and hospitality selections.

At the resident’s disposal, a la carte services will also be available on-demand and via a contactless portal. Offering private catering, and organic pantry stocking to ongoing personal shopping services, botanical care, pet services, dry-cleaning, pharmacy and in-room dining.

With flexible work arrangements and prioritised worklife balance forecast to stay, Seafarers offers the perfect work from home set up with flexi-study rooms for a permanent or temporary home office, with resident also having access to various meeting rooms via 1 Hotel equipped with video-conference and meeting facilities.

The concierge will also be on-hand to assist with any printing or mailing requirements and should you require catering for a meeting, they’re just a digital message away.

For entertaining and enjoying life’s finer moments, a 500sqm resident-only retreat will offer bookable private dining rooms, lounges and a library, while a rooftop garden can be utilised as an outdoor workspace, or a place to unwind with views over the Yarra River.

’Branded residences across the globe are positioned as the most sought-after homes for their unrivalled convenience, security, luxury amenity and high assurance of quality.

In partnership with 1 Hotel & Homes, we’ve curated the residences and lifestyle at Seafarers to be unlike anything Melbourne has seen before’’ said Riverlee Development Director David Lee.

While residents will have everything they need on hand, they will be living in the heart of Melbourne and just walking distance to the CBD, South Wharf shopping and dining precinct, Crown, Yarra Promenade and Southgate. The $500 million development by Riverlee will also incorporate Seafarers Rest, a 3500sqm public park designed by Oculus for residents, hotel guests and the public to enjoy, returning this once-forgotten space back to Melburnians.

Designed by renowned Melbourne-based architect Nonda Katsalidis of Fender Katsalidis, Seafarers is centred on an inspired reimagining of the heritage-protected Goods Shed 5. First constructed in 1942, the Goods Shed No.5 has recently undergone heritage retention works to salvage as many materials to re-use in the new waterfront precinct.

The salvaged items include 1,944 bluestone pavers, 20 timber sliding doors, 40 steel trusses and 105 steel window frames which will be used in the reconstruction of the Goods Shed. Approximately 2km worth of timber purlins, also salvaged, will be repurposed through the new building including in 1 Hotel Melbourne, likely to be incorporated as feature stairs, wall cladding, lighting fixtures, furniture and hotel bedheads.

The remaining 2 and 3-bedroom residences at Seafarers represent the final opportunity for residents to experience absolute riverfront living in the heart of the city. Park/City View Residences are priced from $1.195 million and Riverfront Residences from $1.9 million.

For more information on Seafarers, visit or call  1300 308 295 to arrange a private appointment at the riverfront display suite.

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