Our penthouse in the center of Cologne is a beautiful architect designed 3 BR duplex of 170 square meters (= 1,830 square feet) with 3 decks and panoramic views of the Cologne skyline and into the tree-lined historic streets of the neighborhood.
It was built in 2008 on the 4th and 5th (US: 5th and 6th) floor on top of a typical early 20th century walk-up in the vibrant and historic Südstadt quarter. There is no lift, but so far we have always preferred walking up and down some nice old stairway to working out in a gym anyway.
Both floors of the apartment have spacious loft-like floor plans. There is solid oak floor board in all rooms, except for the second bathroom, which has a tiled floor. The lower floor has a large living room with floor to ceiling windows facing south with views towards the treetops. A deck with plants stretches out over the whole street front.
The three bedrooms and the two bathrooms are all on the lower level. Two of the bedrooms are equipped with king size beds (180 cm x 200 cm), the third one with a queen size bed (140 cm x 200 cm). The master bedroom has its own door to the front deck and floor to ceiling windows with blinds.
The main bathroom is furnished with a two seat bath tub, the second bathroom has an even-floor shower. Both bathrooms are tiled with beautiful Italian glass tiles.
Upstairs there is a large open space with a fully equipped kitchen (e.g. induction cooker with 4 fields, oven, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, granite countertops) and a dining table for up to 10 persons. From the dining table in the center one has wide panoramic views to both sides, over the treetops and the Cologne skyline.
There are floor to ceiling windows and large sliding doors to the front and back deck. The front deck features an outdoor dining table for up to 6 persons and a deckchair. The rear deck is equipped with outdoor lounge furniture. From here it is possible to watch the sun set behind the city skyline at any time of the year. Both upper decks are perfect places to relax among the many plants like olive and lemon trees, roses, lavender, oleander, jasmine and kitchen herbs like rosemary, salvia and thyme.
In a window niche of the upper floor there is a small office space with a bureau and a laser copier/scanner.
There is high speed (VDSL) Wifi with a strong signal in all rooms and a TV set with IPTV or satellite access (a few hundred channels) in each bedroom.
Our guests are welcome to play on the grand piano or use our extensive library containing many books on art and architecture.
Guests will have the entire apartment for themselves.
Interakcija s gostima
We will not be on the premises, but can be reached by email or phone before and during the stay. There will also be a local contact available if there are any questions.
All guests must be announced beforehand. Please be mindful of noise and considerate of neighbors. No indoor smoking. No partying. No pets.