Frankfurt architect Alexander Bernjus conceived this Frankfurt townhouse as a ‘house in a house’, complex with monastic interiors and monumental spaces.
A sweeping staircase, carved from Jurassic stone, leads from the ground floor to the main entrance and directly into the open kitchen. Bernjus has employed a number of design tricks to beguile inhabitants, including split levels, rounded and perforated floating walls and ceiling openings to exaggerate and play with scale and space inside the 182 sqm home.
Textures have also been layered: rough and polished concrete elements, sand-coloured stone, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and oiled oak parquet are used across the sand and earth-themed interiors.
The master bedroom occupies the third floor and opens onto a 60 sqm landscaped rooftop terrace, shaded by a vine-covered pavilion, with views over the surrounding Nordend district and neatly cultivated gardens.
Fantastic Frank Frankfurt is listing the contemporary home for €1.98m, and it comes with planning permission for an additional roof terrace.