Stylish turn-of-the-century apartment located in the front building with west balcony, ideal floor plan, white lacquered floorboards, stucco and two original tiled stoves
The highlights are:
• lots of light thanks to the location on the 2nd floor front building with east and west orientation
• freshly renovated with attention to the preservation of typical historical elements (floorboards freshly painted in white, stucco, old brass handles, etc.)
• two historic tiled stoves in the bedroom and living room
• coloring of the rooms in harmony with the tiled stoves
• timeless bathroom with underfloor heating and large-format matt tiles in a light sand tone; ceramics and fittings from Duravit and Steinberg, dark green slate floor as a striking contrast
• west-facing balcony with plenty of afternoon and evening sun and a beautiful, unobstructed view of Gotenstrasse
• location on the "Rote Insel" - an enchanted place with many small streets, cafes, restaurants and shops
- Status Sold
- Monthly cost 182,27 EUR
- City Berlin
- Area Schöneberg
- Address Gotenstrasse 76
- Rooms 2 rooms
- Size 63 m²
- Floor 2nd, front building
- Construction year 1895
This apartment in located an old building dating back to 1895 offering all the advantages of a turn-of-the-century building, both in terms of functionality and design. All rooms are accessed directly from the hallway and have the typical high windows structured by bars. All activities in the apartment are accompanied by beautiful daylight. Even the hallway receives an interesting play of light via a colored, lead-glazed window, and the bathroom also has an additional skylight towards the kitchen to allow light to penetrate also into the front part of the bathroom. The location on the 2nd floor in the front building does the rest for brightness and beautiful views.
During the renovation, great care was taken to preserve distinctive and typical historical elements. Primarily the proportions of the room, of course. The height (3.3 m), width and depth have been retained because they are simply beautiful and life in such proportioned rooms feels so comfortable. Door jambs and door leaves with their relief structure and the old brass handles, stucco as a rosette on the ceiling or plank floor are also part of this.
The "Berlin refrigerator" - "a cupboard integrated in an old kitchen under the window sill with a barred ventilation opening to the outside" was also retained. The highlights are of course the two historic tiled stoves in the bedroom and living room, which not only look beautiful, but also do their job. Comfortable warmth depending on your mood.
In addition to the preservation of the old, the apartment received a complete renovation. All ceilings and walls are smoothly plastered and painted in light beige or pale blue, each with reference to the color of the tiles of the stoves.
The bathroom also stands out due to its timeless modernity. Large-format matt tiles in a light sand tone, grouted in white, the objects in the typically functional, strict style from Duravit with washbasin drain and mixer (Steinberg), also selected to match the shape and material (stainless steel), result in a perfectly designed bathroom in which hygiene and cosmetics are fun, especially since the bathroom receives light from two sides. The dark green slate floor creates a striking contrast here.
In all other rooms, new boards were laid or the old boards were refurbished, sanded and painted white. The apartment shines bright and clean with a skilful mix of old and new. Colors, materials and surfaces are creatively coordinated, with harmony in the foreground. The old in combination with the new was perfectly staged. Old building feeling the way you want it, without having to forego the convenience of the new and modern.
The bathroom has underfloor heating controlled by a touchscreen as well as a towel radiator. A basement room offers additional storage space. Also: double glazing and gas heating (in the kitchen).
The apartment is located in the Berlin neighborhood "Rote Insel". The term island location is based on three railway lines that delimit the area on three sides. The landmark is the gasometer. The buildings date from the imperial era and were essentially built from 1882 to 1918. The predominantly 5-storey buildings housed apartments, shops and formerly also small businesses. The bourgeois development results from the resistance of its residents to the plans to build tenements with several courtyards without light and air.
Gotenstrasse is one of five that open up the quarter in a north-south direction. The architecture comes almost exclusively from the time it was built, so the environment consists of Wilhelminian style buildings. If you step out onto the balcony (west facing) of the apartment, you can enjoy this architecture including the street with its two-row avenue.
The building shows the typical features of this architectural era. 5-storey with a clearly legible basement, horizontally running friezes to mark the storeys, upright, regularly and symmetrically arranged windows, large balconies with masonry parapets, etc. bear witness to the historicist origins.
Inside, too, we encounter building history. The course of the stairs, steps, banisters with turned balusters, handrails made of wood, cement tiles, massive skirting boards and of course the splendidly decorated entrance door made of solid wood have been preserved and have been renovated in color. Stucco on the ceilings in the entrance area testify to the will to be surrounded by aesthetics in the entrance zone.
After the renovation, this place shines bright and friendly, well-kept and clean. Here, all residents make sure that it stays that way. The awareness of the particular is simply there and has grown over time. Everyone respects and enjoys this beautiful environment.
The "Rote Insel" is a quiet, enchanted place with many small streets, cafes, restaurants and shops. The old gasometer is the landmark of the area. The Wirtshaus Heuberger is right around the corner from Gotenstrasse; a small but fine beer garden with the best southern German cuisine: cheese spaetzle, Maultaschen and the good Berlin potato soup are also available. If you want to exercise after a hearty meal, you can throw the boules ball in Naumann Park or get really active with beach volleyball. PapalaCup offers the most stylish interior to enjoy your espresso at and those who want to get out of the neighborhood are ideally connected by the Julius-Leber-Brücke S-Bahn station, 3 minutes away. From here you can reach the main train station in 15 minutes and the BER in 45 minutes.