Berlin is in, Berlin is hip and Berlin is attracting an ever-increasing number of foreign property investors who all want to share in the city's current boom. Most of the time, it is neighborhoods like Berlin-Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg and Kreuzberg that are the number-one spots for investors and private individuals looking for property investments, but now a new star is being born - the "Spreeufer" in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.
This new neighborhood is being developed right on the banks of the river Spree, between Berlin's soon-to-be-renamed O2 World entertainment and sports arena and the river Spree. The main driver behind the change is Mercedes Benz, which is investing up to 200 million euros in the new city quarter. Mercedes, which already has a sales center here, bought the name rights for the former O2 World as a first move, and the rebranding is in now full swing. So is the planning for the new city quarter, as four new buildings are planned, which will house office space, a cinema seating 2500 people, a bowling center with 28 lanes, along with hotels, bars and restaurants. Mercedes is even thinking about making it the future home of Berlin Fashion Week, which used to be held right in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Mitte.
A new neighborhood needs residents, of course, and some residential buildings are already in construction or even complete. One of the most important new residential buildings, also for Berlin as a whole, is the architecturally significant Living Levels project.
"Levels" offers a range of units from one-bedroom apartments to penthouses measuring approx. 500 square meters or even more if required. It is Berlin's only new residential high-rise to be built right next to the river Spree, and the architecture features all-round floor-to-ceiling windows, enabling its residents to enjoy unparalleled 360° panoramic views of Berlin. Another unique feature, which has yet to be surpassed, is the 4.10m ceiling height in all three penthouses.
So for all those looking for the ultimate, high-class place to live, a penthouse opposite the arena and the up-and-coming new city quarter could be their first choice.
This ultimate bachelor pad offers all the heart could possibly desire: built-in cabinetry, an indirectly illuminated suspended ceiling, a hidden sound system integrated into the ceiling, built-in furniture, air conditioning in each room, as well as a spectacular landscaped terrace with outdoor loudspeaker, lights and an irrigation system. All the technical features can be controlled via iPhone/iPad, and the high-end materials being used include American walnut flooring, Brazilian stone countertops and Travertine in all the bathrooms.
The new neighborhood offers great investment opportunities and, with its close proximity to Berlin's city center and also to Kreuzberg with all its cool bars, clubs and restaurants, will be a great place to live in the future. So it's an opportunity not to be missed by all those who share this great vision of a cool neighborhood in one of the coolest cities in the world - BERLIN!