With its high ceilings, beautiful floorboards and stylish stucco decorations, this building is a perfect example of what makes Altbau apartments so coveted. Built around 1900, the timelessly simple architecture consists of a front house, a side wing and a connected transverse building. All apartments have a balcony, to better enjoy the Neukölln air. The building was recently modernised, with the entrance, stairwells, façade and courtyard seeing extensive revision. Weserstrasse 15 is now under ‘Milieuschutz’, or a ‘Social Preservation Statute’ enacted to spare certain areas from negative consequences of urban development.
Neukölln is one of the most colourful and exciting districts of Berlin, especially the northern strip, close to the border with Kreuzberg, known as “Kreuzkölln”. This is an area full of hip bars, galleries, cafés and shops, with a young, creative, multi-cultural population, with Weserstrasse at its centre. At the same time, it remains an attractive residential area, with a large number of beautiful Altbau buildings, at an affordable price. To escape the hustle and bustle of the city, it is only a short hop to Hasenheide park, and the Landwehrkanal is a welcome stretch of water, perfect for strolling along on a summer’s evening. Many start-ups and young companies have settled here in recent times, yet despite all this, Kiez-life has remained authentic, honest and pleasantly unaffected.