Even among such grand surroundings, the property at Prellerstrasse 46/48 stands out. Dating from 1894, with its plaster and sandy-brick façade, stucco accenting around the windows, and the dignified solidity with which it gazes out across the street, this is a property which radiates class. And the feeling of refined sophistication follows you inside. The large stairwells, with their high ceilings, dark wooden stairs and bright, tasteful decoration, have a palatial feel, while the charming garden, recently redesigned, is a leafy green refuge from the rigors of modern life.
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.