ELLA is privileged. The new residential building is situated in immediate vicinity to both the rolling lawns of Ernst-Thälmann-Park and the dense urban fabric that emerged south of Prenzlauer Berg’s Danziger Straße at the end of the nineteenth century. ELLA’s rounded corner on the intersection of Ella-Kay-Straße and Fröbelstraße is a nod to the crescent-shaped Prenzlauer Bogen across the street; together the two buildings define a unique urban space. Apart from Prenzlauer Bogen with its stucco fronts, another of ELLA’s notable neighbours is the former hospital designed by Hermann Blankenstein, a listed brick building. ELLA’s façades combine the two materials, brick and stucco, to create a harmonious balance between sober red and radiant white surfaces. Inside the four terraced houses, premium materials and lighting enhance the lobbies’ spacious elegance. The ground-floor residences have private gardens facing southeast and northwest, with loggias and balconies on the upper floors. The shared garden on the raised ground facing southeast features playgrounds and green spaces accessible to all residents.