Attractively planted deep front gardens increase privacy at this urban development while offering a foretaste of one of its undisputed highlights: the large courtyard garden to the rear of the building. A peaceful sanctuary in the heart of the city, it comprises a jardin botanique complete with water feature and a mix of native and exotic plantings – palm-like tree ferns, catalpas, arrow bamboo, grasses and fragrant flowers – that combine to create a verdant urban oasis.
Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), a man who travelled the world yet returned time and again to his roots in Berlin. Even the foyers and staircases take their cue from Humboldt’s expeditions, which began in 1799 with a five-year excursion across Latin America: ceiling fans, cabinets filled with collectables, opulent wall designs in warm velvety tones, fine natural stone and exclusive designer tiles from the US thus add up to a luxurious aesthetic with a touch of the exotic.
“The contemplation of geographical charts exercised an irresistible spell and placed me in intimate relation with the most distant countries.”Alexander von Humboldt
A building that reaches around the world, skilfully blending diverse influences, styles, eras, materials and colours, ALEXANDER boasts an enduring and intriguingly timeless look of which Humboldt himself would surely approve. For today’s cosmopolitans, it could just be the perfect home.