An oasis of calm amidst the urban bustle. An airy expanse of green. A gritty authenticity. A haven for the artist. A neighbourhood looking to the future. Vibrant urbanity and peaceful retreat – life on Mierendorff Island affords you the pleasure of both an architectural jewel and an outstanding period building.
Raised in 1900, the building’s elegant appearance lends a defining presence to the two streets it overlooks. With its stately air and striking oriel windows at the very top, it is the queen of buildings on Mierendorff Island. Its façade was extensively renovated in 2018, with the stairwells repainted and modernised and a completely redesigned courtyard, restoring the building to its original splendour. Careful renovation preserves the pleasing proportions of this period building and typical interior features, such as stucco moulding, panel doors, turned handrails and elegant floorboards, offering ‘primo piano’ living on every floor.
Often, it would seem that there is nothing new left to be discovered. But in Berlin, there is always room for the unexpected. How about an island in the middle of the city? Surrounded by water, Mierendorff Island lies in the sophisticated district of Charlottenburg, offering light, fresh air, and a skyline that stretches as far as the eye can see. This is an island of urban bliss, with picnics dotting the river banks, local farmers selling their produce at the weekly market, and people passing the time at cafés. Yet with a new urban quarter in development nearby, this is also a neighbourhood with an eye on the future.