Designed by Austrian architecture company Destilat, this penthouse presents an exciting interplay of luxurious materials and simple forms. The residential project is inspired by its surrounding location, which transpires into approximately 165 m2 living area and 380 m2 terrace area, including an outdoor sauna, whirlpool, and infinity pool. One of its defining features is the three-sided terrace which is designed to “sail” across the rooftops of Vienna.
Many of the custom-made wooden fixtures appear appear to be floating across the spaces – from the dressing room and bedroom with en-suite bathroom to the boudoir with an elegant dressing table. Plenty of storage space and a hidden door have been invisibly built into the wall using laminated walnut. The earthy wood elements form a clear contrast to the floors: shiny bright, and large-format porcelain stoneware (with a marble look) in the representation rooms and high-pile velour in the private rooms. These materials offer subtle nods to the 70s, with backlit mirrors.
The spacious eat-in kitchen also has a ship-like appearance. Its dark walnut interior behind white high-gloss fronts has been intricately designed, down to the smallest detail. The central element of the living room is the bioethanol fireplace. Slightly elevated, set in a light marble base, it is backed by a large-format, dark porcelain stoneware wall with a marble look. In addition to the flames, it also reflects the material aesthetics of classical modernism. The base is also the first step of the metal staircase to the upper floor, whose filigree strut railing takes on a supporting role and makes the structure appear weightless.
Photographer: Monika Nguyen