BUYING A PERIOD FLAT IN BERLIN-MITTE

Living in Style! Buying a Historic Condominium in Berlin-Mitte

Period flats in Berlin’s borough of Mitte count among the most coveted homes anywhere in the city. After all, Mitte is one of the most popular and exciting areas in town. It is a young and vibrant borough with plenty of creative energy. Literally translating into “centre,” Mitte is a multi-lingual neighbourhood, dotted with international fashion labels, historic and modern architecture and culinary diversity. Few quarters in the city are as rich in contrasts: History and trends, Michelin-honoured cuisine and fast-food places, designer labels and fast fashion – Mitte has something for everyone.

Torstrasse has two parks in its immediate vicinity, Invalidenpark and Park am Nordbahnhof, providing recreational and leisure amenities in a green setting – right downtown. Also worth mentioning is the gastronomy along Torstrasse and around Rosenthaler Platz: The streetscape is dotted with vibrant, diversified and international bars, restaurants and cafés. Whether you fancy small boutiques or renowned designers, any shopping buff will find something here. The Friedrichstrasse high street toward the south supplements the rich retail spread with its up-market department stores and shops while also offering theatres and nightlife options. The transport links are excellent, with direct access to the city’s well-developed road and rail networks.

 

Right in the Middle of Things! Buying a Period Flat in Berlin-Mitte

One of the most striking aspects of this multi-unit dwelling is its aesthetically pleasing façade whose historic elements were mostly preserved.

Its amazing features include arched windows and wooden double-cased windows. Some of the flats in the front building come with balconies or oriel windows filled with light.

At the same time, the sheer size of the building is impressive. It consists of a front building, two side buildings and two back buildings, accessed via six separate entranceways and two inner courtyards. The five floors of the front building divide into five commercial units along with flats of 1 to 3 bedrooms and of around 40 to 106 square metres in residential floor area. The flats in the front building have a particularly spacious and bright character, with ceiling heights of up to 3.70 metres and large divided windows. The period building charm is highlighted by the mostly preserved and overhauled wooden floors, which take the form of panel parquetry, fishbone parquetry or board flooring.

In conjunction with refurbishment work, the apartment building will be fitted with lifts and expanded to include attic flats. The building is supplied by a gas-fired central heating system. There are nine parking spots in the first of the inner courtyards plus bicycle racks recently installed.

Getting a period flat on Torstrasse in Berlin-Mitte is a great way to make your dream of a condominium—be it for owner-occupancy or as buy-to-let investment—come true. Please contact us with any question you may have!

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