Classic Altbau building, dating from 1890
Compact floor plan
Dating from 1890, this is the archetype of an Altbau apartment building. Square, solidly-built, perched on the corner of the street, its red-brick and stucco façade lends it an imperiousness which is confirmed by its historical monument status. Inside, the high ceilings and wooden floors offer space, comfort and a classic design aesthetic.
This compact, top-floor apartment is ideal for students or those seeking a weekday pied-à-terre. Most of the apartment’s 29sqm is taken up by the open-plan kitchen/living/bedroom. Yet with its high ceilings and large, south-facing windows, this room feels very spacious and makes a wonderfully bright living area. There is some storage space in the hallway, and the bathroom is compact but immaculately laid-out.
The villas of Gohlis mark the classic epicentre of Leipzig's bourgeoisie. As you walk the streets, you can feel the sense of prestige and heritage emanating from the stately buildings you pass by. This is a peaceful area, which can sometimes feel removed from the youthful start-up spirit of Leipzig’s recent renaissance. Yet the centre is only a short train journey away, and even the hippest locations are easily reached.