With the city sprawled out below, this vacation home for rent in Kiev is perched high above the sky line with magnificent, 180-degree views.
Now a luxurious penthouse, the apartment was formerly an industrial equipment warehouse that nevertheless had the infrastructure and an enviable position to convert into a fabulous living space.
Designed and renovated by Kiev-based architectural firm 2B.group, the project’s main objective was to showcase the amazing views and expansive, uninterrupted spaces. With walls of glass punctuated by nifty porthole windows, the main room was visually divided into lounge and dining space with the sleek, stainless kitchen tucked under the naturally sloping roof line, allowing light to penetrate throughout.
Combining warm wood floors with the existing concrete creates a simple, muted palette with contemporary furnishings and decor and bright splashes of art.
The two bedrooms are placed on either side of the main spaces providing privacy along with spectacular views, including from the en suite master bedroom bath.
Located in one of the best neighborhoods among the leafy botanical gardens, it’s an immaculately executed design transformation that visually engages you with this fascinating city.
24-hour reception and security, on-call concierge services, private elevator, housekeeping staff. Wifi throughout, 80” Sony flat screen TV with Apple TV and Devialet Silver Phantom audio, luxury kitchen and bath amenities.
Kiev is often overlooked as a great European city for travelers, which means that fewer crowds and selfie sticks and more of the great history, architecture and cultural treasures can be savored.
Set along the banks of the Dnipro River, the town is a study in contrasts, with the elegant ornate churches, mansions and palaces alongside Soviet era installations.
The Old Town neighborhood is the seat of the city’s history where the ancient gates and ruins of Desyatynna Church, one of many elaborate and colorful cathedrals and domed churches throughout the city, remain. The most famous and holiest of sites is here, the 11th-century Pechersk Lavra (Monastery of the Caves), a vast complex of cathedrals and catacombs.
Below Old Town is the charming and picturesque Podil neighborhood, lined with cobblestone streets and an artsy, trendy street scene.
The urban center and most popular meeting spot is Maydan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), along Khreshchatyk Street where the biggest events in Ukraine’s history have unfolded.
Fast becoming a renowned foodie culture, Kiev has many bustling markets, excellent restaurants, cafes and street vendors, including Bessarabsky Rynok market in one of the most vibrant parts of the city.
Kiev, Ukraine. Nearest Airport: Boryspil Airport KBP
BEST TIME TO VISIT: May through September
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