20. June 2007

Luxurious apartments under construction in Seltjarnarnes

Apartments in the elegant 26-unit apartment building under construction at Hrólfsskálamelur Plain 2-8 in the Reykjavík suburb of Seltjarnarnes are now available for sale. The building will be three storeys tall plus a parking garage in the basement. Construction on these bright, spacious, and well-appointed apartments began in mid-May, and the first units will be delivered in November 2008.

The flats are particularly elegant in terms of design, materials, fixtures and equipment, and finishing, and they are unusually well located, within walking distance of all of the services Seltjarnarnes has to offer. The buildings were designed by the architecture firm Hornsteinar.

The ceilings are higher than usual and are equipped with inset lighting and an Instabus lighting control system. The floors are heated with wireless sensors that facilitate heat control. Each apartment will have hardwood floors in the living areas and tiled floors in the foyer and laundry room. Fixtures and appliances have been selected from two companies that are well known for high quality and intelligent design: the fixtures, including granite countertops, are from Danish manufacturer JKE Design, and appliances are by Miele. Special emphasis has been placed on soundproofing between apartments, which is achieved through the construction of double-thickness floors. The balconies will feature shelters made of reinforced glass. Videophones and a surveillance camera system will be installed in the main lobby of the buildings, and all stairways will be equipped with elevators.

The buildings have been designed with an eye to modern convenience and requirements. The exterior will be clad mostly with burnished tiles, supplemented by smooth aluminium siding, and all of the windows are constructed of wood and clad with aluminium. The buildings will therefore require minimum outside maintenance.

The Hrólfsskálamelur Plain plot is uniquely situated in the Reykjavík area. It stands high on the hill in Seltjarnarnes and offers a lovely view. Both the municipal swimming pool and a network of beautiful walking trails around the peninsula are just a stone’s throw away. Local services are also close by, as is downtown Reykjavík. One of the country’s better golf courses is at the west end of town, just a short distance away, and the athletic facilities are excellent.

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