Nº1: An Exclusive Penthouse in Amsterdam’s Vondelstraat
Nº1, an exclusive penthouse located in the iconic Vondelstraat of Amsterdam, Netherlands, designed by zU-Studio in 2023, is a celebration of warm minimalist architecture, nobel materials and timeless pieces that have been custom made for the project.
The house has been conceived to offer an enormous variety of spaces that transmit serenity and calmness, and it is structured in two floors connected by a prominent amphitheatre. Enjoy the typical grey Amsterdam weather in this cozy and serene home, with a very warm indirect lighting for a sensual and elegant night.
About Nº1 Penthouse
This exclusive penthouse is located in one of Amsterdam’s most iconic streets, Vondelstraat, next to the Vondelpark. Its unique design takes space and volume to a new level, offering a variety of spaces, sequences, and visual relations. It is an exercise in creating a space of serenity, calmness, and connection.
Structured for Clarity and Comfort
The clarity of the structure organizes the space and celebrates noble materials. Every single detail is custom-made for this project, including two long low steel platforms that serve as coffee and tea tables from which the entire space and the skylight at the top of the central staircase can be admired. Nº1 is a jewel in the heart of the city, to be experienced day and night. The typical grey Amsterdam weather is made poetic by this house, and nights are sensual, elegant, cozy, and serene, with warm, indirect lighting.
A Central Connector for All
The home is structured in two floors connected by a prominent amphitheater facing a steel library and the skylight. This central piece is not just a physical connector but almost a piece of furniture, perfect for watching a movie, brainstorming, or enjoying a live concert on the stage in front of the stairs. This little volume contains a Japanese tree.
Living in Luxury
The second floor is the common living area. This big open space features a custom-made statuario marble kitchen, a carefully designed fireplace, a modular sofa, and a giant wooden bench under the panoramic window. The minimal sculptural off-white ceiling has three solid wooden beams that reveal the structural order of the roof. The first floor has three rooms, including a master bedroom with generous space and a luxurious marble bathroom with two showers and a Scandinavian sauna.
Photography by Frans Parthesius
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