An extraordinary residential project, the Gypsum Factory is located in an intimate green part of Kipsala Island, on the bank of the Daugava River. The project complex, with an inner garden courtyard, includes 58 upscale apartments and 4 riverside villas. There is a spectacular view from your windows of the Old Town, the Harbor and Riga Castle (the President’s Palace). In immediate vicinity, there is a private marina for your motorboats and yachts. The value of this project lies in its location—a quiet inshore center of Riga—and the distinctive, top-tier architecture that combines the comfort and style of the twenty-first century. The Gypsum Factory complex comprises several buildings, including Riverside Villas, the Old Production House, the Red Ship Building, and the Black Coal House.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to create your own world within a space that can include an office on the ground floor and a nursery on the top floor. These three-level villas with fabulous views of the Daugava River are designed to comfortably house multiple family generations. The underlying concept — living on several levels — advocates maximizing the entire space of the villa by optimizing the use of each floor to match the needs of your family. All villas are equipped with a private elevator that runs from the underground parking garage to each floor.
“The Old Production House” had been the project’s initial target for preservation and restoration. When the building was found to be beyond rehabilitation, however, it was demolished and built a new one retaining its original form, but adding facades of the finest-quality yellow brick, as well as beautiful details, such as the vaulted ceiling on the ground floor. The building has a small inner courtyard, which can be accessed through a passageway to the complex’s central garden courtyard. The Old Production House offers the widest spectrum of apartment designs, ranging from studios to three-bedroom units, and all offer correspondingly comfortable living in this quiet oasis of Riga.
This impressive red-brick building encloses the entire project from the North and so acts as the “mainsail” of the complex. Its stunning penthouses with panoramic windows and terraces show visionary planning and design; these residences were created for extraordinary and sophisticated individuals. They are a marvelous place to relax, bask in the sun, and luxuriate in the breeze and the view. All apartments have several bedrooms, a fireplace, and balconies, as well as windows on both sides of the building, thus ensuring maximum exposure to clear light.
The upper floors of this building comprise spacious duplex apartments, each with one to three bedrooms, as well as an individual roof terrace, where residents can enjoy breathtaking views of the Daugava River, the Harbor, and the Old Town’s church towers. Two lower floors house studio-type apartments, modern “free” space, are provided for successful and stylish people. The adventurous design of the interiors highlights the contrasts between the black brick walls, the white ceilings, and the soft honey color of African Iroko wood, used for floors, doors, window frames, stairs, and built-in bookshelves.