roof with a view

Molenbeek - 2019

G&G have a fabulous view over Brussels from the large windows of their 6th-floor apartment. The Atomium, le Palais de Justice, the Rogier Tower, the Petit-Château and Koekelberg Basilica: the whole city is their stage. To make this luxurious penthouse even more spectacular, I injected both terraces with a dose of green.

The larger of the two terraces is next to the kitchen, and has enough space for a large table. The wisteria by the pergola takes centre stage and offers shade from the sun at the height of summer.

The scent of jasmine, honeysuckle and Mediterranean herbs entices you out onto the second terrace, which is an extension of the living-room. Here it’s private enough for an outdoor shower so intimacy was the key with the choice of plants. Shower with a view, you might say.