Swooping barrel-vaulted ceilings and rugged brickwork celebrate the industrial character of this Berlin apartment inside a former hat factory in Prenzlauer Berg.
Located on the fourth floor of the listed 1903 building – part of a trio of covered industrial buildings at Pappelallee 3/4 near Helmholtzplatz – the apartment has been lightly converted for residential use while retaining its impressive volumes.
Steel girders, concrete columns and beams criss-cross the living room, backdrop by clinker wall sections that contrast vaulted brick ceilings, which soar past 3 metres in height.
Floating partitions divide the space to preserve the impression of the original factory halls, their smooth surfaces contrasting the rough brickwork and oak plank flooring. Minimalist white cabinetry and fixtures soften the industrial vibe, while three huge windows draw light into the interiors, which face west towards the sunset.
Fantastic Frank is selling the 90 sq m Berlin loft for the princely sum of €848,000. Take a tour in the gallery above.