Every apartment in the world has a view. You look outside the window, or step out to the balcony, and there’s something there in front of you. The question is, what is there?
An apartment with a great view is something else. A great view immediately transforms the apartment, elevates it, adds a unique dimension that cannot be achieved within the interior. The outside and inside become one, and you – the inhibitor, the spectator – get lost in this interdimensional wonder.
With summer upon us, we wanted to share with you seven of our apartments whose view provides a great opportunity to open those windows as wide as you can and really let the city in. These seven apartments are not easy to book for the added value they offer, but you should give it a try. They are so worth it.
Pedrera Atic, Barcelona
If this is your first visit to Barcelona maybe you shouldn’t take this apartment because chances are you’ll spend your entire stay on its amazing, sprawling, stylishly furnished terrace roof. A chilled rosé would do the trick, some pulpo and manchego and you’re all set. Oh and connected to the roof there’s a pretty groovy and chilled 2-bedroom apartment. If you’re wondering about the name of the apartment, ‘atic’ isn’t a misspell, but the Catalan word for ‘penthouse’.
Duomo View I, Milan
An urban balcony with elegant seating in white running the entire length of this very spacious 3-bedroom apartment in Milan; imagine it as your own private catwalk… as the apartment name suggests, the magnificent Duomo Cathedral is right outside your window, which adds a twist to this cool & sophisticated Milan apartment. Have your own happy hour with your choice of aperitivo.
Costa do Castelo, Lisbon
With reddish tiled roofs all around you, the terrace of this 2-bedroom Costa do Castelo apartment feels almost country-side like, even though you are in the centre of the ever-so-charming Lisbon. Way below you are cobblestone streets and the scenic Tagus River with its iconic 25 de Abril Bridge, and up here on this terrace you can put your feet up, take a deep breath of truly fresh air and… one part white port + two parts tonic water = summer drinking in Portuguese.
Colosseo View, Rome
With a spacious, inviting living room and three wooden steps that lead to an astonishing, up-close view of the Colosseum, this 3-bedroom apartment in Rome is a unique opportunity to experience one of the great wonders of Rome. You literally cannot get a better view of the Colosseum than this and with a Prosecco in hand, you’ll feel that you are finally home. There’s a long dining table just asking for a gourmet meal. Need a local chef? Be sure to let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.
Regence III, Brussels
The phrase ‘right outside your window’ is taking a whole new meaning with this bright and elegant 2-bedroom apartment in Brussels. Outside your window in mesmerising proximity is the Notre Dame Cathedral in all its glory. Just imagine walking into the apartment with friends or clients and hearing jaws drop to the floor when they take a look at the view. Don’t stop there, pour them a glass of fine a Belgium beer and invite them to step out to the balcony.
Haneviim Court III, Jerusalem
Taking a step back for a wider view, this plush and luxurious 3-bedroom apartment offers a panoramic view of Jerusalem’s historic skyline which includes the iconic ‘Dome of the Rock’ and the “Mount of Olives’. Unique for any city apartment, you and your guests will be able to rediscover the urban horizon. As far as the eye can see and beyond, Jerusalem reveals itself in its serene, dignified nature from the spacious balcony. What does one drink in Jerusalem, you might be asking yourself? Anything, as long as you say Lechaim!
Place des Vosges, Paris
A picture-perfect Parisian hideaway, this attic-like studio apartment with exposed wooden beams sits on top of Place des Vosges square – a green wonder in the Marais district. The apartment feels like it’s in the square, not even above it. The charming apartment combined with the green all around it is ideal for couples looking for some alone time. Our suggestion? Don’t invite anyone over. A bottle of red wine and the two of you in front of the window. What more can you possibly ask for?