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A Modern Netherlands Penthouse With Panoramic Views

Bureau Fraai designed this modern penthouse with panoramic views that include both the sea and city in the Netherlands. The Panorama Penthouse apartment resides in an old office building that was transformed into a high-end residential building. The design plan required come creative thinking as they wanted to preserve the 180-degree views from all spaces. To make that happen, they designed free-standing oak structures to create an open layout. The four floating volumes disguise an office, walk-in closet, primary bathroom, and sauna. By being positioned as they are, they create privacy for both the primary and guest bedrooms, while still remaining open to the views.

corner interior view of modern penthouse apartment with raised wooden platform for sofa

Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the outstanding views no matter where one stands.

corner interior view of modern penthouse apartment with raised wooden platform for sofa

The living room rests on an elevated wooden platform framed by an outer bookcase. The sectional sofa is positioned toward the windows where one can gaze at the city’s sights.

corner interior view of modern penthouse apartment with raised wooden platform for sofa

The overall apartment’s design leans towards minimalism with a white and light grey color palette. The wooden platform and volumes, along with the plants resting atop the structures, warm the space up.

curved corner view of wooden interior structure in penthouse with plants on top

interior view of penthouse with man going up stairs

Both the office and sauna volumes have windows that allow natural light into the closed spaces.

interior view of modern penthouse with view down hallway

hallway view of man walking between two wooden structures inside apartment

looking down at two wooden structures inside apartment

man jumping in white hallway of modern apartment

angled interior view of modern white kitchen with dining table with blue chairs

modern living space with two sofas and walls of bookcases

A media and lounge room bisects the lower level terraces but has sliding glass doors on both sides that open it up to the outdoors.

modern bedroom in penthouse with wood wall headboard

Sliding steel and glass doors close between the volumes to give the primary bedroom privacy. The walk-in closet is directly behind the bed, with the bathroom on the left and office on the right.

neutral modern bathroom

modern interior with box like wooden structures in apartment

Just off the guest bedroom is the sauna which features windows on one side facing the perimeter windows so one can enjoy the views while in there.

interior of modern wooden sauna

evening view in modern penthouse looking out to view

evening view in modern penthouse looking out to view

evening view in modern penthouse looking out to view

Photos by Flare Department.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.