Classic Altbau from 1900
High ceilings and wooden floors
Attractive & peaceful residential area
On the street side of Stephanstraße 11, the artistic, cast-iron, balcony lattice work gives visitors a small taste of the architectural jewels that await them inside. A beautiful entranceway, adorned with lavish stucco features, welcomes you into the wonderfully-preserved Altbau. The building has a total of 25 apartments, ranging from studios to two-bedroom apartments, from a cosy 30sqm to a more-than-comfortable 109sqm. In the front building, elaborately carved banisters lead you upstairs. Walk through to the peaceful, redesigned inner courtyard with three new balcony towers, and from there you can access the side-wing. If you like your buildings with a touch of fin-de-siècle glamour, this is sure to be a dream home for you.
A classic, compact studio apartment, this property has a spacious living area, and its high ceilings and large windows make it feel even larger. The stripped wooden floorboards and period details give it a huge amount of charm, and the west-facing windows, looking into the peaceful courtyard, ensures you will be able to sit and enjoy the evening sun. The practical kitchen and bathroom complete the layout, and there is even planning permission for an elevator. This is a delightful apartment in superb condition, and would make a lovely home.
Although it is the location of Berlin’s Central Train Station, and lies just over the river from the Federal Chancellery and the Reichstag, Moabit remains somewhat overlooked. There is little of the glitz and glamour of Mitte, or the hip grittiness of Neukölln or Kreuzberg. Instead, you get a vibrant local art and culture scene, a relaxed neighbourhood lifestyle, ubiquitous greenery and more than enough cafés, restaurants and bars. The River Spree is a constant presence, winding its way through the area, and the cobbled streets and historic buildings of this former working-class district give it a unique character.