Luxury resort living a five-star first

Waterbrook Greenwich Lifestyle Resort

What Waterbrook Greenwich Lifestyle Resort
Client Waterbrook
Location Greenwich, Sydney NSW Australia
Value $40 million (AUD)

Life3A designed one of Australia’s first benchmark luxury later living developments on Sydney’s lower north shore.


  • One of the first true 5-star later living apartment projects in Sydney
  • Enviable 5-star resort facilities and exemplary service
  • Continues to achieve sales price records and a long waiting list to enter
  • Remains a benchmark project in the sector in Australia
  • Timeless modern architectural design influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright

The project delivered on the brief by creating an authentic 5-star resort hotel feel. A grand lobby greets visitors and residents akin to a 5-star hotel. A Restaurant, Library, Wellness centre, Gym, Heated Indoor Pool, Cinema, Games Room, and lushly landscaped gardens provide all-encompassing amenities for its residents.

Project objective

The project objective was to develop a new benchmark in later living apartment developments in Sydney, achieving a genuinely 5-star ambience and facilities. It was also an objective to maximise the potential of the steeply sloping site whilst also providing ease of circulation for its elderly residents while also maximising the city and district views and solar aspect. It was also necessary to craft a strong urban design and approval strategy for the development to garner support from the ordinarily conservative council.

Client challenge

The client wanted to set new benchmarks with the design, quality and facilities offered in this development.

Life3A solution

Life3A drove and devised the design strategy and design concept for the project. By cleverly arranging the apartment blocks to encircle the site, it was possible to create a central garden space at a level that allowed access to all the apartment buildings by the residents at grade. This central space was then landscaped lushly and also includes a trademark Waterbrook stream running through the site. Apartments we generously designed to suit their aspect with some single aspect designs and some flow through dual aspect designs that enjoy both city views and solar access and views of the central garden.

Exceptional outcome

The project achieved its objective of becoming a true benchmark 5-star development for the sector. Its reputation and continued success is testament to the qualities that Life3A can bring to a project.

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