On the roof of an existing building in Berlin Neukölln, a small but lively and sensual world has been created in a simple style that belies its complexity – a rooftop penthouse that gives its occupants enhanced quality of life.
Utilizing only six natural materials and elements: stone, glass, wood, steel, tile and water; this Park Avenue penthouse apartment is being entirely rebuilt from the top down. The entire roof of the building has been raised to make way for the addition of a new mezzanine level.
A home in the sky for a family of four, the Holly Penthouse combines luxury and state of the art technology with a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. As a family home, contemporary natural materials, including stone, full-length oak flooring and timber batten ceiling, foster a sense of warmth and understated luxury.
The Penthouse has five bedrooms, three living spaces, two kitchens and four bathrooms. The living room, with a 6 meter high double height space is located in the south, facing the Qiantang River. The spiral staircase is in the southeast corner, and the three sky terraces are connected to the secondary bedrooms, western kitchen and multi-functional room.
Throughout the Belvedere penthouse, special attention has been paid to concealing mechanical services and creating a harmonious whole. Small recessed lighting fixtures form luminous rectangles on the ceiling, motorized curtains retreat into specially designed niches, kitchen cabinets are free of handles, and door frames fit flush with the walls.
In designing the Waterview Condominium, it was essential for the views to remain the primary visual experience from all the spaces, including the circulation axes. Ideally, ceiling height would be maximized especially along the ten feet high, floor to ceiling, uninterrupted glass curtain wall.