Sun-flooded old apartment in corner building with an unobstructed view of the Weinbergspark, high ceilings, partly floor-to-ceiling windows, 2 bathrooms & balcony
The highlights are:
• lots of sun and light thanks to the ideal orientation towards the south-east and north-west
• large glazed bay window facing north-west and an unobstructed view of the Weinbergspark
• perfect floor plan, as all rooms are off the hallway
• high quality parquet flooring
• separate kitchen with fitted kitchen and a small balcony facing the quiet inner courtyard (southeast) - alternatively additional bedroom
• timeless bathroom in white with ceramics from Keramag and fittings from Hans Grohe
• guest toilet
• storage room resp. walk-in closet
• elevator directly to the floor
• location in the middle of the city, yet quiet and green, right by the Weinbergspark
- Status Sold
- Monthly cost 356,14 EUR
- City Berlin
- Area Mitte
- Address Kastanienallee 55
- Rooms 3-4 rooms
- Size 102 m²
- Floor 1st, front building
- Construction year 1900
This spacious, sun-drenched 102 sqm apartment located in an old building has 3 (resp. 4) large rooms; a kitchen (alternatively bedroom) with an adjoining balcony, a large bathroom with double vanity, shower and bathtub and a guest toilet are all designed and built with the same aesthetic creating a cozy relationship throughout the entire space. All rooms have windows, including the large bathroom, as the apartment is lit from two sides. Due to the location on the first floor and the orientation to the north-west and south-east, the sun comes in the morning on the small balcony and in the afternoon in the living room with its completely glazed bay window.
Here the advantages of new buildings become clear; when striving to cover the interior in sunlight, it is much more attainable with primarily glass surfaces. For example, the small balcony in front of the kitchen is such a large glass surface which both creates a spacious, well-illuminated feel while directing the view into the inner courtyard with its tall trees.
The large room heights (3.3 m) and the old, restored door with the wide door frames are reminiscent of the old charm of bygone eras. In other words: efforts were made to achieve "new build" quality. The rooms are in a neutral white tone. The very high quality strip parquet floor is in all rooms and creates a warm, yet, sophisticated ambience.
The white tiled bathrooms, with the narrow-black frieze, are timeless in their unexcited, neutral design. The high-quality ceramics from Keramag and the fittings from Grohe also contribute to this chic but adaptable design. The reserved design plan in the form of the white tiled surface was also retained in the kitchen. In combination with the warm wood tone of the fronts, a successful, Swedish-inspired eat-in kitchen was created.
The result is an unusual old apartment with interesting additions and conversions that are more reminiscent of a new building which, of course, includes the glass bay window and the small balcony. Details such as the perforated sheet metal in combination with the wooden handrail reflect the confident handling of sophisticated design elements. Which, in turn, also expressly characterize the outside of the building. The result is a sign of the times that has brought together the advantages of old and new, without much nostalgia. You have the exciting opportunity to live in an urban environment with all of the advantages of older dwellings but with touches of hyper modern design structure. Excellently illuminated, breath-taking views, superb location and surroundings are all attributes you can use to describe this space.
The renovation in 2000 naturally guarantees modern technical standards for electrical, heating, sanitary and thermal insulation. There is also an elevator that brings you directly to your floor and only a couple steps away from your doorstep. Should you find yourself in need of extra storage, both the walk-in closet or the spacious basement area are great for additional or alternative areas to store your belongings.
The building is located on the corner of Kastanienallee and Fehrbellinerstraße diagonally across from the Weinbergspark, in other words really in Berlin-Mitte, but still very quiet and contemplative. The building is one of the old buildings on Kastanienallee, which was renovated at the end of the 90s / beginning of 2000. The first impression is almost that of a new building, determined by the vertical row of glass cores and vertical-format lattice windows with railings made of stainless steel tubes typical of the time. In terms of design, the perforated sheet metal or the openly visible steel beams are also derived from this time period.
The top floor with the recessed façade and the upstream, all-round balcony indicates the style of the modern architecture philosophy of this renovation. The stringency in the design makes the building an important symbol of the era of the late 1990s. The attempt to implant the advantages of the most modern residential architecture in the old has really succeeded and will forever be loved and lived in for years to come.
Here you are right at the pulse of Berlin, in the middle of Mitte. Due to the location on the quiet Weinbergspark, which is surrounded by beautiful old buildings, an incomparable neighborhood has been created - just to relax and enjoy. Due to the gentle hill and the steep stairs in the park, the district gets a touch of Montmartre.
Now the question arises: should one enjoy the greenery of Weinbergspark or should one rather go to the inviting terrace of the Nola’s, where "Chäs-Suppä", "Rösti" and "Rivella" lemonade are served in a relaxed atmosphere. Even today, vines scale the building and are representative of the hill's winemaking past in the center of Berlin.
If you want more action, just walk out of the door to the right and up Kastanienallee. The first stop should be the Espressomania Coffee Roastery, which serves probably the most delicious cortado in the street. In the Temporary Showroom you can find the latest collections by Margiela, Miyake or Vibskov, and those who need a drink after all shopping are in good hands at the Kapitalist on Oderberger Strasse.
If you want to leave the Kiez, you either trundle slowly with the M12 or M1 in the direction of Friedrichstrasse (Zionskirchplatz stop is almost directly in front of the door) or you walk a few steps to the Rosenthaler Platz underground station (5 minutes).