Striking Milton Residential Tower Looks Like a Paperbark Tree

Milton Residential Tower
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A planned Milton residential tower with 50 apartments will soon become the most distinctive building along McDougall Street for its unique design inspired by the Paperbark Tree (Melaleuca Quinquereme).

Bureau^proberts was hired to design the striking tower, which will also be featured with heaps of landscaping layered and wrapped around the building. 

The 25-storey apartment is from property developer Anthony John Group and will replace the current commercial building on the site. The developer lodged DA A006105655 last 16 Sept 2022. 

Consisting of two to four apartments per floor, the Milton residential tower will also have a communal recreation deck on level 22 with a pool and spa, a gym and steam room, and a private dining centre for entertaining guests. Level 22 will also boast of a view of Brisbane CBD. 

Milton residential tower
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Above the communal level is a two-level penthouse with an open-plan kitchen, living and dining areas. The rooms open to the balcony and pool. The second level via a lift or a spiral staircase has the bedrooms, including the master with a walk-in wardrobe, a study room and a private gym.

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The ground floor will not have any retail tenancies. Instead, it will feature podium parking for 96 cars and 63 bikes. 

Milton residential tower
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“This infill tower in Milton, Brisbane provides 50 generous residences that respond to its subtropical climate and urban context,” the developer said in the application.

“The tower takes on the expressive metaphor of the Melaleuca or Paperbark Tree, seen in many of the surrounding streets of Milton.

“The colours of the trunk of a Melaleuca of white, tan and grey are reflected in the elemental screen of the tower and podium.

“Its shape is adjusted up the tower to suit the range of plan shapes that create variety of living options from two bed apartments to large home apartments.”