In the heart of Berlin, in the hip district of Prenzlauer Berg, the studio apartment building Haus Vilona was created with 33 spacious and brightly day-lit residential units, three of them being penthouses with a view across Berlin’s rooftops, plus one commercial unit. The residential units extend from the garden floor to the fourth floor or fifth floor in the case of the penthouses, and range from studio flats of 53 square metres to five-bedroom penthouses of 232 square metres. The two-, three- and four-bedroom flats have footprints of 75 to 142 square metres. The Prenzlauer Berg district is characterised by its motley blend of housing and workplace, hangouts and cultural venues. Public or private transportation will quickly take you from remoter quiet neighbourhoods to the throbbing heart of this trendy district or to the neighbouring districts of Pankow and Weissensee.
This extraordinary building was raised over a construction period of less than two years (2011 – 2013). Its highlights include floor-length French windows, well appointed bathrooms with daylight and natural ventilation, a balcony or patio for each apartments, the uses of high-spec materials, landscaped rooftop gardens, autonomous parking in the underground car park, 90 secured bicycle parking spaces inside the housing estate, and heating system relying to 100% on renewables.
A large garden of grassland and shrubbery in the inner courtyard, including a secured playground and garden allotments, provides ample space for spending time outdoors. Bespoke requests by owners were also factored in, for instance by fitting one roof terrace with a shower and two residential units with ceiling cooling. Lifts ascending in each of the three entranceways take condominium owners straight down to their double car stackers in the underground car park. A high-end fit-out and a choice selection of top-notch materials satisfy even the highest requirements.