Living in the inspiring city centre of Berlin directly by the River Spree: with its timeless elegant architecture, tastefully chosen materials and peaceful garden courtyard, the condominiums are a pure expression of a distinctive residential lifestyle.
PURE is a fusion of the Berlin attitude towards life and a distinctive residential lifestyle. The high standard of the architecture stands out at first glance: inward lines reminiscent of waves bring movement to the facade. The quality of the natural stone, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable, attractive balconies with bronze-coloured railings shape the elegant appearance of PURE.
»Natural stone is durable,
timeless and simply beautiful.«
The facades on the quiet side streets off Mühlenstrasse also impress with their clear, functional lineal design. The balconies not only set visual accents in the exterior architecture, above all, they also improve the quality of life within the apartments—particularly when they offer a view towards the Spree or into the garden courtyard.
What a welcome! On passing through the opening of the two-story main entrance, the view sweeps through the spacious lobby towards the green garden courtyard, secluded from the street. A concierge welcomes residents and their guests on their way to the elevators. With PURE, associations to the luxury hotel sector are not coincidental, rather thoroughly desired and welcome!
Outside urban, inside green. It would not be Berlin without some unexpected surprises somewhere! With PURE, it is the roughly 500 square metre garden courtyard, which offers an oasis of tranquillity as soon as one leaves the turmoil of the metropolis behind at the entrance. Natural greenery, good air to breath in deeply and an inspiring design contribute to the high-quality atmosphere of the courtyard.
Each apartment an expression of a distinctive lifestyle culture: intelligent floor plans provide a perfect sense of space, carefully chosen materials and the selected furnishings result in a stylistically confident overall appearance. The highlight is, and always remains, the location on the Spree: even on the first floor one can see over the East Side Gallery and enjoy the view of the Spree.
The furnishing from PURE is one thing above all: stylish.
Tiles – Ivory tiles
Tiles – Creme tiles
Parquet – Oak parquet
Marble – White marble
Like a play of light and shadow in infinite nuances – light oak parquet with short-style planks forms the stylistic foundation for individual furnishing configurations. In the bathrooms, the GROHE taps in super steel and the white, beautifully shaped bathroom ceramics by Villeroy & Boch come into their own against the backdrop of the delicate, cream-coloured tiles. A particularly sophisticated material is used for the washbasin countertop – white marble.
Few places in Berlin encapsulate the new cosmopolitan flair like the banks of the River Spree in Friedrichshain: entertainment, shopping, work, gastronomy and nightlife – here you can find the Berlin lifestyle in full force.
In the next four years, 20,000 new apartments need to be built to meet the demand for housing. Every year, that is! However, reality paints a very different picture. The lack of housing space is driving prices up.(Source: Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing)
45,000 people, including many from prosperous countries, ensure a favourable population balance in the capital—and this is on the increase.(Source: Ziegert EverEstate GmbH)
The city has a 1.6% vacancy rate. More central locations are particularly difficult to come by in the supply-driven market.(Source: BBU)
Prices rose by 11.6% in the Berlin market for condominiums last year.(Source: Advisory Committee for Property Values in Berlin)
Mitte is not only home to top tourist attractions such as the TV Tower and Museum Island, a lively gallery scene and vibrant food culture are also well established. The little streets and picturesque courtyards in the Scheunenviertel have been discovered by Berlin's bohemian world—for living, working, going out or enjoying art.
Friedrichshain not only scores points as a trendy district, with the Oberbaum City and the former Spreespeicher developments it is also considered a top entrepreneur hub and an established location of well-known companies such as Universal Music, Daimler Studios and Zalando who, amongst others are behind the business boom in Berlin.
Nature is usually never far away from where a river flows. In Berlin there are a number of recreation areas along the Spree, including in the immediate vicinity of the business district in Friedrichshain. Treptower Park is a green haven in the city, and the Stralau peninsula and the lake of Rummelsburger offer plenty of green spaces for outings and sport. It goes without saying that water sports such as boating and paddleboarding can also be seen here.
»Living in freedom is a great privilege. The Berlin East Side Gallery should always serve as a reminder of that.«
Thomas Klingenstein is a writer and visual artist. In GDR times he was detained as a dissident and later expelled. Since then he has spent his life in West Germany, other European countries and many years in Japan; he is now spending his middle years back in Berlin. His most famous work is »Detour to the Japanese Sector« — a part of the East Side Gallery, the former Berlin wall.