Address Greifswalder Strasse
Area Prenzlauer Berg
Majestic turn-of-the-century apartment with many original details paired with a unique color concept by Farrow & Ball
The highlights are:
• preservation of many historical details such as ceiling stucco in all variations, solid wood doors in cassette form and original brass fittings as well as wooden box windows
• huge, representative part to the southeast of more than 250 m², private area to the inner courtyard of around 80 m²
• five rooms in a row, each one connected by double doors (more than 20 meters in length)
• 3 balconies
• unique color concept from Farrow & Ball
• ideal for large families or as a combination of living and working as well as a law firm or studio
• 3 entrances via 3 separate stairwells
• location in the popular Winskiez - idyllic yet lively
- Status For sale
- Price 3.500.000 EUR
- Monthly cost 662,00 EUR
- City Berlin
- Area Prenzlauer Berg
- Address Greifswalder Strasse
- Rooms 11 rooms
- Size 326 m² I Majestic turn-of-the-century apartment with original details such as stucco, double doors and parquet, paired with a unique color concept by Farrow & Ball, an eye-catching kitchen and 3 balconies - perfect to live & work
- Floor 2nd floor, front building and side wing
- Construction year 1895
This upper-class apartment from 1895 is located in the front building of a building complex in Greifswalderstraße on the 2nd floor.
It comes up with the superlatives of historicist apartments as an expression of majestic living for the upper class in an urban environment. Believe it or not, there are 11 rooms and 3 bathrooms on an area of 326 m².
The apartment has 3 entrances via 3 separate stairwells. The floor plan differentiates between private bedrooms with an adjoining bathroom and a further 3 bedrooms with attached bathrooms.
The “public” living area (south-east orientation) shows itself here in all its splendor. 5 rooms, which are lined up one behind the other or side by side and which are each accessed from the hallway, are connected to each other through impressive double-leaf doors. A spatial continuum that can otherwise only be experienced in castles. A visual experience is this view through all the rooms from the outermost wall to the other outermost wall.
The entire apartment impresses with the preservation of many historical details. Ceiling stucco in all variations, solid wood doors in cassette form with rich profiling and original brass fittings. The door frames also have this rich ornamentation, as do the old box windows with their muntin division and the window olives also made of brass. The panel parquet or the solid wood planks are of course also part of this equipment.
The lordly living rooms impress with their ceiling heights and excellent proportions. The symmetry in the arrangement of windows and doors creates this calm and clear structure. Regularity and order that has often been so successful in old-style apartments. The unique color concept by and with the colors of Farrow & Ball, the luxury label from England among the paint manufacturers, brings the rooms to full advantage. With this color concept, these rooms were immersed in a fantastic play of different color nuances and composed to a fireworks display in restrained elegance. Mint, salmon red, sand, mustard yellow etc. on the walls and ceilings, from which the stucco parts stand out clearly due to their tinted white. These colors make the apartment fresh, youthful, modern. The result was a perfect combination of old and new, traditional-classic to unconventional, dignified to bold.
This area of tension can also be experienced in bathroom design. The most modern "wet cells" with shower, toilet and washbasin were implanted on the floorboards, all of which were completely glazed up to the ceiling. A bathroom with a twinkle in its function and a homely ambience. The new with its reduction to the function remains clearly legible. Objectivity versus old building ambience.
A similar approach can also be seen in the kitchen unit. Restriction to the essentials, but freshened up with a brass cover, brass fittings, brass washbasin with matching salmon-pink doors and plinth.
The result is a unique apartment that you won't find a second time. Superlatives such as unique, extraordinary, extraordinary, fantastic are definitely appropriate here. Suitable for living, working, receiving guests or everything together.
The house on Greifswalder Strasse in Prenzlauer Berg is part of an imposing historical building ensemble. It is characterized by a simple, no-frills facade with 2 rows of bay windows. A wide, high, double-winged gate leads to a passage through which one arrives at the inner courtyard. Here you can also see the original usage structure. Front building and side wing - living. Rear building with high windows and clinker brick facade - craft, trade or small industrial production plants. The large passage allowed bulky goods to be transported using vehicles. These legible and preserved structures have been converted into modern uses and functions. Industrial architecture that offered the perfect setting for this.
The stairwell in the front building has been carefully restored with attention to detail. The wooden steps received a colored linoleum covering framed by colored wood, the railing with the turned bars and the handrail were also colored to match, and the walls were white, which together with the windows create a cultivated ambience.
Colored lead glass panes testify to the demands made on living at the time. The almost modest staircase, perfectly crafted, leads to an almost pompous apartment. The objective of accommodating the most demanding living and manual work within a building complex becomes visible here. An approach that is taken up again in today's urban planning and thus a living concept that will also be valid in the future.
The Winskiez is a popular residential area in Prenzlauer Berg and was named after the Winsstraße in the center of the district, which in turn bears the name of the former Mayor of Berlin Thomas Wins. The quarter offers perfect big city life - a quiet idyll paired with lively, lively places such as restaurants, cafés, small shops and always green spots to take a deep breath. The highlight here is of course the Leise-Park, the green lung of the Winsviertel, so to speak: natural, almost a bit overgrown and somehow romantic.
If you are in a hurry in the morning, you can get a delicious espresso and the best freshly squeezed orange juice (with Greek oranges from the Moabiter Grossmarkt) in the area at Cafe a GoGo. In the evening, Herr Rossi is one of the most delicious Italians in the city. Small, varied menu, authentic furnishings and delicious wine. Then a nightcap in Sorsi e Morsi and a perfect day in Prenzlberg comes to an end.
You are connected directly to the front door via the M4 tram in the direction of Alex (travel time around 7 minutes). From the Alex you can reach the main train station in just 6 minutes and the BER airport in around 30 minutes.