Very spacious grand etage with stucco ornaments, panel parquet, wooden windows, balcony and bay window in Graefe-Kiez
The highlights are:
• very generous floor plan located in the front building and side wing
• distinctive elements of typical old Berlin buildings, such as stucco, original wooden floorboards or panel parquet, originally decorated wooden doors and historic box windows
• modern fireplace with sight glass in a concrete look
• brick wall cut-out in the kitchen sets unusual accent
• large bay room and balcony facing the tree-lined Dieffenbachstrasse, in the back view of the large green courtyard
• the area in the side wing could also be rented out separately as a 1-2 room apartment or could be used as a separate home office
• location in the legendary Graefe-Kiez
- Status Sold
- Monthly cost 305,00 EUR
- City Berlin
- Area Kreuzberg
- Address Dieffenbachstraße
- Rooms 6 rooms
- Size 171 m²
- Floor 2nd, front building and side wing
- Construction year 1900
This huge old building is located in the middle of the popular Graefe-Kiez. It extends from the front building on Dieffenbachstrasse to the end of the side wing in the quiet inner courtyard. This creates longitudinal lines of sight through which you can experience the size of the apartment.
On the one hand, the view goes into the green inner courtyard with its tall trees and, on the street side, into the avenue trees. Nature on both sides is pleasing to the eye, so that you hardly have the feeling of living in the center of Berlin. The location on the 2nd floor and the orientation to the northeast / southwest ensure brightness even on cloudy days.
The apartment is accessed via 2 entrances, which may also make it possible to rent out the smaller unit. 5 rooms, kitchen-living room, 2 bathrooms, utility room, storage room and a second kitchen await you here. A bay window as well as a balcony to the living room respectively bedroom round off the lush space.
Of course, the apartment has all the distinctive elements of old Berlin buildings. The height and size of the rooms let the residents breathe a sigh of relief, whether the typical, upper-class proportions, as there is always a feeling of space.
Stucco in various rooms (living room, kitchen-cum-living room, etc.), plus the prepared original wooden floorboards or the natural wood parquet, laid in squares, old decorated wooden doors with historical door frames, high, historical box windows structured by muntins, etc. give this unique charm of old apartments, which is why they are enjoy such great popularity.
Walls, ceilings, windows, doors, skirting boards were treated with a warm white tone or pastel color, so that a holistic appearance was created, which the warm wood tone of the floors ideally matches. Harmony through reduction to a few design elements was the declared goal.
As a distinctive accent, a clinker wall section made of brown-red, beige-red and reddish clinker bricks was left natural in the kitchen. The elegance of the white plastered walls was contrasted with the raw character of the clinker wall section, which was left in its natural state. This created an exciting contrast between the dignified, historical and the modern, unconventional. As is typical of the times, with a twinkle in the eye, there is a switch between perfection and imperfection. The modern fireplace with its concrete shell, the black steel surface and the glass, through which you can safely watch the flickering of the wood, is of course part of this restrained play with contrasts. The bathrooms have of course been completely renovated and impress with their reduction to white, gray and beige tones.
On 171 m² you can still experience the size and splendor that was intended at the beginning of the 20th century in order to offer the target group of the upper middle class suitable apartments. Even then it offered a level of comfort that was up to date and beyond. A timeless approach to thinking and design that is still valid today.
Two spacious basement rooms offer additional storage space. Bicycles can be parked in the passage, there is a covered rubbish area and for cozy barbecue evenings you are in good hands in the green inner courtyard with a seating area. The apartment is heated by two almost new gas boilers. The inventory shown can also be purchased if required.
The house on Dieffenbachstrasse in Kreuzberg is one of the classic Wilhelminian style buildings and is not far from the Spree. 11 parties live here in a small, manageable community of owners. The gray facade with violet accents shows the typical combination of bay window and balcony, which is framed by a heavily decorated railing. Narrow cleaning flasks set the very large, muntin-shaped windows apart from the surrounding area.
Inside, the building has an opulent entrance hall. Multi-colored marble flooring, precious stucco marble columns flanking the short staircase, lush stucco as ceiling and wall friezes, etc. create this unique splendor that can be enjoyed every day - naturally color-coordinated, tone-in-tone including the staircase. The banisters and entrance doors, which have been preserved historically, also reflect the noble form of living of bygone times. An ambience that bears eloquent testimony to the demands of earlier epochs on building, living and furnishing, especially in public areas with stairwells and entrance doors.
The second stairwell in the side wing is kept in a sleek, white-gray color, and here too many original details such as railings and windows have been preserved and refurbished.
The neighborhood around Graefestrasse is one of the most legendary in Berlin - from spectacular sunsets on the Admiralbrücke, international hipsters and young families, culinary experiences (including authentic Chinese cuisine in Tang's canteen) to daily weekly markets around the corner and extensive strolls through shops like the Moeon with chic, sustainable clothing or Umbra's cabinet of curiosities, where you can make the craziest discoveries.
If one wants to leave the beloved Kiez for a while, the tube station Schönleinstrasse is just a 6 minutes walk away or one takes a nearby car2go or WeShare and reaches the urban motorway A100 in approx. 12 minutes. The airport BER can be reached in approx. 30 minutes.