Samantha Jreissati lists rare half-floor apartment in Eureka Tower


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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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Samantha Jreissati of Levantine Hill winery has listed her luxury apartment at 7301/7 Riverside Quay, Southbank.

The apartment sprawls over 300sq m.

Ms Jreissati thoroughly renovated the pad, installing a new kitchen.

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.”

Almost every room offers a spectacular view.

The apartment features three bedrooms.

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.

The pad has an $8.8 million asking price.

The ensuite of one of its four bedrooms.

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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