Home of the Week: An $8 Million Munich Home That Doubles as a Gallery and Showroom

This playful and sophisticated residence and commercial space means your farthest commute to work could be no more than clomping down a bespoke set of stairs. Located in Munich, Germany, in a suburb known as Gröbenzell, the $7.7 million live-work residence is striking and delightfully unconventional.

Visualized by Günter Neunzig and his partner, Lucia Kalok, who founded product manufacturer and interior design firm G90, the structure does triple duty as the couple’s residence and office space, as well as a commercial showroom for their products.

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Completed in 2010, the couple tapped architectural firm Hildmann Wilke to imbue the industrial-style building with a one-of-a-kind façade. The blackened steel building’s showroom is filled with light thanks to double-height windows, with nearby offices and a small design factory to manufacture products. The future owner can incorporate this area into the residence, transform it into a residence of its own, or continue using the space for any number of commercial purposes, including a classic car gallery, a restaurant, or an event location. A monolithic ‘penthouse’ on the second story serves as the residence.

Contemporary Munich Home Design Showroom living room
A fireplace is housed in a wooden column in the residence’s loft-like living space.

The showroom and private living spaces feature similar design, making it a cohesive multi-use space. Constructed from glass and concrete, the building is minimalist in nature but has been transformed into a design-forward modern residence with oversized light fixtures, large-format artworks, curated finishes, and rich textures, like dark marble countertops.

There’s a total of 11,603 square feet of space across four floors, which includes the 2,895 square feet devoted to the penthouse-like residential area.

The main level is where the showroom is located and features soaring 20-foot-high ceilings and walls of glass. Like being inside a jewel box, the cavernous space showcases various products that the couple manufactures, like tables and light fixtures. And with ample seating options and large dining tables, the light-filled space easily turns into the ultimate spot to host a party by night. A pair of monolithic concrete staircases lead down to a garage and gallery space, where the owners currently a handful of classic cars on display.

Contemporary Munich Home Design Showroom kitchen
The kitchen’s brown marble island looks more like a monolithic Anish Kapoor sculpture than a space for whipping up meals.

The living quarters, referred to as ‘the penthouse,’ are located on the upper floors. Envisioned for an individual or couple, there are just two en suite bedrooms. Every room was designed with immense detail. The primary bathroom features a freestanding black bathtub, brown marble sink, and a marble-lined shower, and it connects to a sunlit terrace overlooking the trees and street with space for lounging and outdoor dining. The living space has high ceilings, concrete floors, and a floor-to-ceiling wood-paneled fireplace. Just off the living room is a chic kitchen with an island crafted from brown marble and built-in appliances that give off a minimalist aesthetic. On the ground-level floor, dual monolithic concrete staircases lead to a lower level, where classic cars are on display and an avant-garde gallery space is nearby.

The property is listed with Alex Weber of Riedel Immobilien, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate.

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Contemporary Munich Home Design Showroom exterior facade
Contemporary Munich Home Design Showroom exterior facade

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