Altbau buildings do not come much finer than this. A beautifully spacious property, with its solid build, is superbly enhanced by the quality renovations and exquisite décor. All façades have been repaired and repainted, the stairwells have been completely overhauled and redecorated, and a new elevator and balconies have been added. The apartments are by no means an afterthought; renovated to the highest standards, with their parquet flooring, high ceilings and bright appearance they exude charm and comfort.
With its fascinating mix of culture and commerce, industrial wastelands and attractive villas, Plagwitz is hugely interesting, and the only place for Leipzig’s hip new residents to be seen. Yet it is also a surprisingly charming neighbourhood, known for its restored 19th century buildings and leafy waterways lined with red-brick factories which now house artists’ studios and apartments. This is the heart of the Leipzig art scene, as well as home to many of the city’s start-ups, and its youthful vibe is a magnet for many.