GVD Penthouse: Discover the Eclectic Elegance in Mexico City

Álvaro Hernández Félix Studio‘s GVD Penthouse in Santa Fe, Mexico City, transforms a minimalist apartment into an eclectic family home. Boasting abundant natural light and a seamless, warm material palette, this 23rd-floor penthouse showcases continuous planes, rounded corners, and curves that create a cozy, one-of-a-kind atmosphere. The design effortlessly blends modern classics, contemporary furnishings, and unique art pieces, exemplifying the studio’s attention to detail and quality.

Sleek, modern living space with marble floors, wooden paneling, and unique lighting fixtures.
A luxurious hotel lobby with warm lighting, plush furnishings, and striking architectural features.
Luxurious living room with marble flooring, metallic furnishings, and a statement lighting fixture.
Exquisite interior design with ornate lighting, luxurious furnishings, and intricate architectural details.
A luxurious and stylish interior space with intricate wooden paneling, plush furnishings, and a striking marble floor.
Striking architectural interior with curved wooden walls, marble floors, and recessed lighting.
Sleek, modern kitchen with dark marble countertops, recessed lighting, and wooden accents.
Sleek, modern kitchen with muted gray marble countertops, shelving, and appliances.
A cozy yet modern interior with warm wood paneling, built-in shelving, and recessed lighting.
Warm, wooden paneled room with built-in shelving and decorative elements.
Warm-toned wood paneling, marble accents, and decorative lighting create a stylish interior.
Wooden bed frame with recessed lighting and nightstands, complemented by a richly textured wall.
Luxurious bathroom with exquisite marble countertops, modern fixtures, and a vibrant orchid accent.

About GVD Penthouse

Nestled atop a towering Santa Fe skyscraper in Mexico City, the GVD Penthouse is a captivating blend of minimalism and eclectic charm. Originally intended as a temporary abode, this 23rd-floor oasis has evolved into a permanent family haven, boasting an abundance of natural light and a cozy, inviting ambiance.

Architectural Allure and Seamless Design

Upon entering, visitors are greeted by a striking steel winder staircase, its elegant arabescato marble treads and brass handrail exuding a refined elegance. Opposite the staircase, the open-concept kitchen showcases a harmonious marriage of white dolomite (with black veins) flooring and black wood veneer cabinetry, seamlessly integrating with the dining and living areas.

Captivating Spaces and Artful Accents

The penthouse’s centerpiece is a expansive double-height space, where the dining and living room reside. Dominating the wall is a stunning handmade gold leaf installation, supporting a captivating sculpture of thermoformed mirrors by renowned Mexican artist Ricardo Sánchez. Adjacent to this focal point, a large American walnut panel conceals a corridor leading to the toilet and two bedrooms, each space delineated by a refined brass strip threshold.

Mezzanine Marvels and Master Suite Sanctuary

The mezzanine level showcases a continuous American walnut veneer panel, seamlessly integrating an invisible closet, a study area, and a large TV screen. Descending the corridor, a slender vertical brass niche leads to the master bedroom, complete with a walk-in closet and a full bathroom. The material palette throughout maintains a cohesive, warm, and cozy atmosphere.

Unique Entertaining Retreat

Tucked behind the stairs, the bar area stands out with its distinct design, featuring a black oak veneer with brass inlays. This captivating contrast of black and gold, combined with the thoughtful lighting design, creates a one-of-a-kind experience for guests.

Curated Craftsmanship and Attention to Detail

Continuous planes, rounded corners, and arched forms are prevalent throughout the penthouse, showcasing the designers’ meticulous attention to detail. The use of premium materials, such as arabescato marble, American walnut, and brass, lends an air of authenticity and exclusivity to this remarkable space, making it a true one-of-a-kind sanctuary.

Photography courtesy of Álvaro Hernández Félix Studio
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- by Matt Watts