Floating high above Brisbane’s CBD, Spire has spun a new dimension to living atop the river city’s skyline.

Reaching 130 metres, the ‘veiled’ Spire Residences tower at 550 Queen Street has been shining brightly since its launch last September. Envisioned by Consolidated Properties, the tower weighs in at $190 million, as a brand new 40-level residential building comprising 340 dynamically constructed apartments.

Defining the northern gateway of Brisbane’s commercial district, the innovative residential ‘sanctuary’ consists of one and two-bedroom apartments for luxury living, colliding the fast-paced lifestyle of inner Brisbane with the accoutrements of modern styling.

Surrounding the architectural facade, a striking ‘veil’ serves both an artful and practical veneer, opening to allow for views, but contracting around the apartment bedrooms to give residents privacy and shade.

You can sense the modernised style in spades; the building also complements its surroundings by masterfully folding brickwork into its design, matching St John’s Cathedral next door.

Entering the lobby on Queen Street, a fauna wall cascades outside its vaulted borders, presenting a grand staircase accompanied by delicious cafes, a communal library and meeting areas for casual or formal connecting.

Designed by six time national award winning Melbourne-based John Wardle Architects, you can feel the sheer size and space connecting with the minimalised style, emphasising the modernised pace that flows to each apartment. An onsite concierge service highlights the perpetual city trade that lies outside the towering glass doors.

The lobby also features a commissioned sculpture, Spiral Uplift, by Australian and international artist Peter Hennessey.

A 13 metre intricacy of blue stems, petals and flowers, weaving in patterns of Brisbane’s native forestry consisting of thousands of parts, including 20,000 bolts assembled by hand. It brings the essence of nature into the contemporaneous apartment living, stretching across the walls and ceiling of the grand lobby.

Enhancing the lifestyle amenity for its residents, Spire houses a private theatre that seats up to 20.

 City dwellers can energise in the rooftop gymnasium, and be inspired by the sweeping views of the Brisbane skyline, with the ‘veil’ offering privacy and comfort.

Spire’s cornerstone is its infinity pool, draped over the Kangaroo Point Cliffs facing rooftop edge.

Stretching 20 metres along the leisure deck, it borders a private dining room, spanning panoramic views of the city and surrounds.

Masterfully designed by Brisbane restauranteur Urbane, the dining space is outfitted with modern appliances for at home MasterChefs, or available to book for a night of fine dining catering.

Consolidated Properties Executive Chairman Don O’Rorke says, “Spire … pre-sold off the plan within three months of release, proving that our imagination in design, our innovative mix of facilities and our range of apartment options absolutely met the market’s desire for CBD living with both owner-occupiers and investors.”

The ideal place for CBD professionals to experience the hustle of Brisbane life, this is the new front of Brisbane CBD’s lavish style of contemporary highrise residency and an opportunity to live in front of the curve.

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