Samantha Jreissati lists rare half-floor apartment in Eureka Tower
Levantine Hill winery managing director Samantha Jreissati has listed a rare half-floor apartment in Eureka Tower with an $8.8 million asking price.
The daughter of wealthy property developer Elias Jreissati, who’s also general council of his business Bensons Property Group, paid $4.75 million for the luxury 73rd floor pad in February last year.
She went on to gut and refit 7301/7 Riverside Quay, Southbank and is now “reluctantly” selling via RT Edgar to move her family to a house with a yard.
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Ms Jreissati and her parents have owned and lived in multiple pads inside Melbourne’s tallest building.
Ms Jreissati said she initially rented in the 92-storey tower, and went on to buy “a quarter of a floor and then half a floor”.
CoreLogic records show she sold the quarter-floor apartment on level 69 for $2.7 million last year.
“My parents live on a full floor on level 82 and are thinking of moving … to level 85 — the only shell left in the building,” she said. “So I will always have a connection with the building.”
Mr Jreissati recently sold his two-storey Port Melbourne penthouse for a suburb record $16 million, after it had been on and off the market since 2013.
Ms Jreissati said “no expense was spared” in the overhaul of her 300sq m three-bedroom Eureka Tower apartment, where she lived with her husband and daughter. It features a new kitchen with a walk-in pantry, a main bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe, a study, designer light fittings, French oak floorboards and a Sonos sound system, as well as updated appliances and airconditioning.
Ms Jreissati said she’d loved that “every room in the apartment has a view”, as well as the building’s 24-hour reception, security, gym and closeness to the Royal Botanic Gardens, “Melbourne’s best restaurants”, and the sporting and arts precinct.
RT Edgar Albert Park director Gerald Betts — also the selling agent behind Mr Jreissati’s Port Melbourne apartment deal — expected local and overseas buyers to pursue the “trophy home”.
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