Sleek, bright and beautiful. These three words pretty much sum up this stylish 3-room flat in the tasteful Berlin district of Wilmersdorf. But it isn’t just the superb location of this apartment which makes it worth a closer look – this property benefits from all sorts of advantageous features. Whether you’re single or a couple, you’ll will find this to be more than just a flat – this really could be your home.
The building in which this third-storey flat of approx. 76 m² is to be found was built around 1900. Charming details throughout the building’s interior, such as the Art Nouveau fittings and door handles, bear witness to this fact. This was a time of civic awakening, and its atmosphere can be sensed in every single room. One enters the renovated flat through the hall, which is around 12 metres long, and fitted with cork parquet. Nearly all rooms adjoin the hallway on the right-hand side, except the large room which is accessed at the end of the hall, and which can also serve as a bedroom.
First, there’s the large 10 m² tiled kitchen, with its very functional layout and intelligently-chosen fixtures. Next, there’s a room just under 7 m² in size, ideal for use as a workroom, an office, or as a guest room. This is followed by the main room of the flat: a sitting room which is a solid 20 m² in size, and which one enters through a historic, partly glazed door. On the other side of the room, a three-part wooden double casement window floods the space with light. The sleek, well-cared-for wooden floorboards lend the room a wonderful natural warmth. And then there’s the floor plan, which allows for all sorts of different layouts. The fourth room is the bathroom. This room is well lit by the daylight coming in through the windows and is equipped with a bath and other bathroom fixtures of the highest quality. The walls and floors are tastefully tiled and there is plenty of space for a washing machine. A skylight high above the door also provides the hallway with plenty of daylight. Lastly, one reaches the third room, which is well-proportioned and ideal for use as a bedroom. Almost 16 m² in area and also fitted with beautiful floorboards, this room, like all the others, has a view of the large, green well-tended inner courtyard and its trees. Thanks to the comprehensive renovation work, which is diligently carried out as required, both the building as a whole and the flat itself are in superb condition. The roof, plumbing, waste water pipes, heating and electrics have all been renovated and the inner courtyard has been redesigned. Over the past eight years, all the internal walls in the flat have been replastered with a new finishing coat, the kitchen and bathroom have been renovated, new cork parquet has been installed in the hall, and the floorboards have been resanded. Additionally, over the coming years, the homeowners’ association plans to have the facade which faces the street replastered and insulated. This furnished flat has a superb interior, including an original Eames Lounge Chair, an Egon Eiermann desk, three Pierre Guariche chairs, a vintage Danish dining table and four teak stools, as well as a very rare mid-century Italian shelving unit in the sitting room. The table lamp in the sitting room is an original “Louis Poulsen Panthella” and the ceiling light in the bedroom is also vintage Louis Poulsen. The flat has a gas-fuelled heating system. An additional advantage of this flat is the modest HOA fee.
Situated on quiet road in the Güntzelstraße area,one of this flat’s attractions must surely its proximity to one of the liveliest and most interesting quarters in the west of Berlin. Within walking distance you’ll find fashionable boutiques and delicatessens, as well as a lively flower and produce market and bars cafés aneclectic mixture of restaurants and, last but not least, Ku‘damm and KaDeWe are also not far away. The many pubic squares in the area, such as Viktoria-Luise-Platz, Fasanenplatz, Hohenzollernplatz, Prager Platz and Ludwigkirchplatz provide the area with a wonderfully relaxed urban atmosphere. Thanks to the excellent transport infrastructure here in the middle of Berlin, this area is extremely well-connected to other parts of the city, to the surrounding area – and to the rest of the world, in fact.