Far From The Maddening Crowd
The architect Bruno Möhring’s historically relevant building, which was designed at the turn of the last century, forms an elegant backdrop for a contemporary lifestyle with panoramic views. Stylistic elements which combine both Art Nouveau and Classicism are to be found throughout the building; from the façade to the ornately embellished staircases – now complemented by a modern lift – these elements bear witness to the architect's creative ambitions.
The modern duplex penthouse forms a striking and attractive counterbalance to the imposing architecture of this historic turn-of-the-century building. The generous layout coupled with a mezzanine level create an atmosphere of openness and clarity on two separate floors. On the first floor, the open-plan kitchen merges with the lounge to create a spacious living area around which the living and bedrooms are grouped. The main living area extends to the gallery above and creates a vibrant hub within the property. With ceiling heights of up to seven metres, this penthouse provides an exceptionally bright and comfortable living space.
The exciting blend of past and present characterises the special charm of the penthouse in the Pla-de-Lu and combines to form a stylish whole - with space to breathe, create and live.
A Place to Retreat
The gallery and upper living level represent a modern-day bel étage. The open plan design of the gallery area allows for flexible utilisation of the space. With a compact shower room, storage rooms and a roof-top terrace, this upper level constitutes a fully functional living area as well as an idyllic spot to relax and chill out. High above the rooftops of Berlin, slightly removed from the big city, it is possible to experience a feeling of serenity and peace combined with a sense of unlimited freedom.
The View From Above
The penthouse’s numerous windows and terraces, constructed with aluminium-wood frames and (double) insulating glass, create a multifaceted dialogue between this private retreat and the surrounding urban space. The three terraces offer unique perspectives from both the lower and upper levels of the apartment - the sky above Berlin and historical landmarks such as the former Tempelhof Airport and the Tempelhofer Feld behind it.
A Warm & Comfortable Environment
The penthouse is distinguished by a particularly high-quality finish. Smoothly filled and primed walls as well as wooden doors with stainless steel fittings bestow the bright living rooms with a clean and welcoming atmosphere that meets the highest standards of living comfort. The underfloor heating also ensures a comfortable room climate, which can be manually adjusted separately for each room.
The penthouse has a total of three bathrooms, which are conveniently distributed over the two levels. On the main living level there is the master bathroom - equipped with a bathtub and a shower. With the adjacent living and bedrooms, it forms a private oasis of well-being which is complemented by an additional guest toilet and a further bathroom with shower in the gallery area.
The historical area surrounding the site of the Berlin Airlift (Platz der Luftbrücke) is one of fascinating contrasts. Where once Tempelhof Airport made history in 1948/49 as the staging post for the Berlin Airlift, today the former airfield is a unique haven protecting the city's nature. This living centre of the Kreuzberg - Neukölln - Tempelhof triangle provides space for leisure, sport and a wide range of recreational, cultural and artistic events. The future of the listed airport building has also been decided. The vision: to create a new city area dedicated to art, culture and the creative industries. An exciting future lies ahead for Tempelhof!
The trendy Bergmannstrasse area, located in neighbouring Kreuzberg, is where the capital's famed diversity flourishes. Charming cafés, cool restaurants and unique boutiques combine to create a vibrant atmosphere which attracts an equally colourful crowd, who are drawn by the inspiring and relaxed atmosphere.
Slap-bang in the middle of the city and everything at a glance - a century of urban expansion has now shifted the grandiose old buildings into the immediate proximity of Kreuzberg and Neukölln's trendy neighbourhoods. In the front is Tempelhofer Feld, the largest inner-city green space in the world, and at the rear is the garden city Neu-Tempelhof, which has been developed over the course of several construction phases since the 1920s. Unique and special views of Berlin's inner city are to be enjoyed from the top of Kreuzberg hill in neighbouring Viktoria Park. What’s more, the location also impresses with its well-developed infrastructure capable of coping with the demands of everyday life, its excellent public transport connections and its proximity to the neighbouring Bergmannkiez.