Spacious turn-of-the-century apartment with south orientation, two balconies and bay windows, unique interior details, guest toilet and elevator
The highlights are:
• bay window with stucco ornaments and pictorial applications
• one south-facing and one east-facing breakfast balcony
• typical representative floorplan with the prestigious rooms towards the street and the private area towards the quiet back
• perfect living ambience with historical elements (including double-leaf doors, fantastic stucco, refurbished floorboards)
• refined details such as a switch series and window handles from Manufactum, a built-in bookcase with ladder and a walk-in closet
• bathroom in golden brown shimmering glass mosaic tiles and Villeory & Boch and Duravit objects as well as Dornbracht fittings
• historically wonderfully preserved and refurbished building with a modern elevator
• sought-after location in one of the streets of Berlin, where small shops, trendy cafés, design galleries and bars line up
- Status Sold
- Monthly cost 439,01 EUR
- City Berlin
- Area Mitte
- Address Torstrasse 185
- Rooms 4 rooms
- Size 126 m²
- Floor 2nd, front building
- Construction year 1900
This is "the" classic old Berlin apartment par excellence. It extends from the street side to the end of the side wing. This longitudinal orientation can really be experienced in its spaciousness through the arrangement of the rooms, the double wing doors and the corridor. A bay window in front with an adjoining balcony does the rest. Windows in 3 directions allow ventilation, even draft, in various directions. The location on the 2nd floor with almost north-south orientation ensures brightness and sun, but also enough distance from the hustle and bustle on Torstrasse to be able to enjoy the peace and quiet within your own four walls.
The living environment is perfectly regal. Historical elements such as double-leaf doors with profiled door frames and ornamented door leaves, numerous, large, upright window formats and of course the high rooms with fantastic stucco as ceiling friezes, all in brilliant white, result in this special flair of an old apartment.
Of course, perfectly prepared floorboards are part of this. This contrasts with the restrained, newest fixtures. These include the bathroom with golden-brown glass mosaic tiles on the floor and on the walls (objects from Villeroy & Boch and Duravit), and the tub surround, the guest toilet, which is kept in the same style, and the modern fitted kitchen. This also offers an extra large gas stove for the cooking enthusiasts.
Another highlight is a specially made, built-in bookcase including a ladder, which, like the walk-in closet, provides plenty of storage space. The design concept, with its restriction to a few colors, the emphasis on the old, the economical use of new elements and the factually reduced formal language, shows a lot of taste and appeals to many people in its calmness.
You can set your own interior design accents with little effort, be it with furniture, pictures, curtains, etc. The number and size of the rooms, their location and connections through doors and corridors allow a diverse use by singles, couples or families. The 2 balconies (south-facing and east-facing) should of course also be mentioned, as you can also live a bit outside in summer. An extremely charming apartment in wonderful condition and ready to move in.
If required the shown inventory can also be purchased.
The building is part of the classic, historicist ensemble around Torstrasse, with avenue trees on both sides. The four-storey building shows the typical features of this era. A large entrance portal, arched in a rustic style, welcomes residents and guests. Symmetrically arranged windows with bars, bay windows, balconies and numerous ornaments result in the typical appearance of this architecture, which is characterized by variety and diversity.
This continues in the entrance hall and in the stairwell. Here you can also experience spaciousness. But the attention to detail can also be seen in the decorations on the pillars and ceiling. As much as possible was preserved here, be it the terrazzo floor, the stairs, the banister or the large apartment entrance doors framed with wooden panels that reach up to the ceiling. The whole thing was complemented by a practical elevator.
Tasteful, urban, and beautiful living in one of the most desirable quarters in all Berlin.
Torstrasse is one of the in-streets in Berlin. In recent years it has developed into the center of young, hip Berlin and now there are small shops, trendy cafes, design galleries and bars like the Danish microbrewery Mikkeller or the new Pawn Dot Com Bar. Those who want to indulge in culinary delights, also gets its money's worth on Torstrasse: the French classic 3 minutes sur mer, the vegan zero waste restaurant Frea or high-quality bistecca Panzanese in To The Bone.
For local recreation, it is best to go to Weinbergspark, from whose hills one has a great all-round view of Berlin-Mitte and where one can cool his/her feet in the fountain on hot summer days. Those who prefer to drive out can be on the motorway to the north within a quarter of an hour and reach Lake Wandlitz in around 40 minutes and the Baltic Sea in just under 2 hours. Tegel can also be reached in a good 20 minutes and the new BER in 40 minutes.