Penthouses are synonymous with luxury. These top-floor apartments sit high above the ground and often offer premium, uninterrupted views. Some even come with sky-high private gardens and rooftop pools. Below we’ve showcased four stunning, modern penthouse designs…
Penthouse S by Hans Verstuyft Architecten
Penthouse S by Hans Verstuyft is a penthouse in Antwerp, Belgium with a warm, minimalist vibe. The entire apartment is finished with a palette of stone and walnut wood that is continued even in the furniture choices. The materials contrast against each other to create a dynamic, contemporary interior. The soaring 4.8-metre ceilings provide sweeping views from every room.
In the seaside suburb of Hampton, Victoria this penthouse flies in the face of cliché “beachy” styling. The apartment has an overall design aesthetic that is recognisably elegant from the first glance. This is due to the premium, bold material choices throughout. They include burnished metals, natural stone and varying shades of wood resulting in a feeling of laid-back luxury.
The concept for this top-floor apartment by Vincent Van Duysen was to create an “urban loft”, taking inspiration from industrial architecture as well as colours and textures of the surrounding city of Antwerp. The architects chose to reference the abstract art collection of the client by using strong, geometric lines and shapes throughout. Concrete wall surfaces blend seamlessly into the floor and provide a smooth opposition to the rough timber built-in features.
JUMA Architects were commissioned to redesign this modern penthouse that was snapped up off the plan by their clients. They were able to squeeze a necessary extra third bedroom into the existing floor plan without sacrificing any space. They did this by designing a central block between the living room and kitchen that houses a fireplace, kitchen recess and storage cupboards. The elevator was also altered to open into the apartment instead of a hallway for a more homely feeling.