16. July 2021
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has been exclusively entrusted with the sale of four duplex apartments with their own gardens and two penthouses with terraces in the recently approved Viladům Máj residential project, built in a peaceful part of Prague by the vast Košíře-Motol nature park.
Viladům Máj is the result of the cooperation between the Nová Praha group of investors and the architects from the renowned SENAA studio. The boutique residential project consists of two large glazed buildings laid out in such a way as to provide residents with plenty of privacy. Each of the four duplex apartments has a private garden and two of the penthouses have terraces on both sides. Thanks to the environmentally-friendly green roof, the temperature indoors remains pleasant even on hot summer days, and all of the units have large-format windows with views of the surrounding gardens, which have been planted by a landscape architect.
The project is being created using the highest quality materials with an eye on functionality, and the combination of oak floors and stairs, oak veneer non-rebated doors, larch wood on the terraces, premium Italian large-format wall and floor tiles and Laufen, Grohe, PMH, and Sapho sanitary ware in the bathrooms lend the interiors a seamless, unified style. On top of this, the penthouses will be equipped with air-conditioning units and all of the apartments will be prepared for the installation of a smart home system. Residents’ comfort is also ensured by spacious cellars and the option to park in the underground garage.
Another major advantage of Viladům Máj is its location—a quiet residential neighborhood that borders the large Motol-Košíře nature park with many bike paths, hiking trails, and the popular Golf Club Praha. The surrounding area boasts natural swimming pools and several other forest parks. The Anděl area, with complete urban amenities, is easy to get to from the nearby tram stop. The location therefore offers pleasant living in a secluded environment, yet with quick access to the city center.
More information about Viladům Máj.
01. July 2021
Work on the BERLITA apartment building, which is being built in the royal town of Beroun, is continuing according to plan. As the end of June approached, the concreting of the walls of the penultimate fifth floor began and so the building is finally taking shape.
The ceiling of the fourth floor and the internal partitions and dividing walls of the apartments are currently being built. The walls of the common areas on the first floor will be finished by the end of June and beginning of July. In the future interiors, it is already clear that the lower floors of the building will offer beautiful views of the surrounding greenery.
The BERLITA residential project will comprise 61 studio to three-bedroom apartments that provide sought-after living amongst greenery as well as excellent access to the town center. Only 16 apartments remain for sale in our portfolio.
Rough construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of July 2021.
More information on the BERLITA project.
30. June 2021
The U Hvězdy Residence, which was recently built right next to the Hvězda game reserve that encompasses a Renaissance summer palace, received final approval this June. Currently, 9 move-in ready units remain for sale.
The passive, energy-efficient U Hvězdy Residence consists of 15 apartments with layouts ranging from studios to three-bedrooms and floor areas from 43 to 139 sq. m. The units on the first floor will be extended by front gardens and those on the two higher levels come with a terrace. “The residence was conceived as boutique housing and is therefore ideally suited for families. However, even those without children will appreciate having access to a private garden that is directly adjacent to the Hvězda Game Reserve, with the Divoká Šárka and Ladronka parks within walking distance. Moreover, the project is also extremely economical, and so guarantees low operating costs and a high level of comfort,” adds Magdalena Svatková, whose team is responsible for the sale of the units within the project.
More information on the U Hvězdy Residence.
24. June 2021
Construction of the Pálavská Brána Project, which is being built in the South Moravian village of Brod nad Dyjí, is continuing according to plan. Currently, the final work on the facades and wood siding is taking place, and so it is possible to get a better idea about how the residential complex will look once it is finished.
The Pálavská brána residential project is being built as an architecturally compact complex consisting of fifteen single-story houses with private rooftop terraces that offer views of the local vineyards and the Pálava Hills. In June, the access road to the houses was almost completed. At present, the majority of the tiling in the bathrooms is almost finished and sanitary ware is being installed.
Only two houses remain for sale. The project is scheduled to be finished in the third quarter of 2021.
More information about the Pálavská brána houses.
18. June 2021
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has expanded to Prague 7. Starting this June, clients can visit the new office at Komunardů 35, a building designed by architect Stanislav Fiala that also includes the Design Port designer furniture showroom (shortened to DEPO).
“It’s no longer the case that only the center of Prague or the city’s famous villa neighborhoods are considered premium residential locations. Holešovice, where many architecturally significant projects have recently been built, is a good example of this new reality. When the opportunity arose to open an office in the distinctive Komunardů 35 building, we didn’t hesitate. The building reflects exactly what we mean when we talk about premium real estate,” says Prokop Svoboda, owner of Svoboda & Williams.
The office was designed in cooperation with the Atelier SAD studio, which has long collaborated with Svoboda & Williams on many projects. The space is connected to the DEPO high-end furniture showroom, which was created by the eminent interior designer Ivanka Kowalski. The 1,000 sq. m. office features pieces by Vitra, Javorina, B&B Italia, Cassina Moroso, Knoll, Molteni, Flos, and others. You can therefore find inspiration for complete premium furnishings, all under one roof.
You can book a visit to the office by contacting our agents, weekdays from 9 am to 7 pm.
18. June 2021
Fourteen unique houses that are already being built on a hillside by the Orlík Dam’s reservoir will soon be added to Svoboda & Williams’ portfolio. Only 45 minutes away from Prague, they will stand on remote land that offers an ideal escape from the busy world and the chance to be surrounded by the majestic countryside of the Central Bohemian Vltava River Valley. This exclusive group of houses will come with a private marina where future owners can dock their boats.
Locations that combine complete tranquillity and access to a body of water are rare in the Czech Republic. The Přístav houses on the banks of the Orlík Reservoir are being built with the ambition to create a hideaway for the most discerning buyer that will go beyond the standard recreational property offer and will match the uniqueness of the area. The fourteen houses are being built on a sloping terrain and so will be partially embedded into the topography, thereby blending seamlessly with the surrounding nature. Each will showcase the style of renowned American architect James Cutler (Cutler Anderson Architects), whose designs always reflect the environment in which they are set.
More information is coming soon at svoboda-williams.com.
17. June 2021
Czech pharmaceutical company Heaton is moving its headquarters to the modern Pankrác Prime building. The new lease was mediated by Svoboda & Williams’ commercial leasing team.
Heaton was founded in 2000 and currently operates in the Czech, Slovak, German, and Romanian pharmaceutical markets. Due to the company’s rapid expansion in the last several years, Heaton’s management began looking for premises that would better correspond to the current trends in the real estate market and would also reflect Heaton’s core business. “We had been planning to move to new premises for several years now, but the coronavirus situation delayed us a bit. We see the move as a new source of inspiration and believe that the new space will make our colleagues’ work days easier and more comfortable,” says Natálie Kazíková, Business Development Director at Heaton.
All of Heaton’s required parameters were met by the office space located on the fifth floor of the Pankrác Prime building, which was built by the Velska developer according to the designs of the Mimolimit studio led by architect and designer Barbora Škorpilová. Offering a total of 7,527 sq. m. of office space, the seven-story building boasts an impressive and distinctive exterior and interior, as well as an elegant entrance hall made of stone, concrete, and metal. “In addition to the modern facilities, the tenants were also very happy with the location. The building is situated in the business zone near the Pražského povstání metro station, which is only a short walk from the company’s original headquarters. This played an important role in the transaction process,” adds Sylva Turinská from Svoboda & Williams.
17. June 2021
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency mediated the sale of a 17,947 sq. m. plot of land for Seznam.cz Data Centers, a subsidiary of the domestic internet leader Seznam. A second data center, which the company will build purely for its technological needs, will be constructed on the land.
Seznam.cz is one of the few Czech companies that operate their own data centers. As Seznam’s technological complexity continues to increase, it is trying to come up with its own solution to keep its huge gears running without depending on third-party products. In addition, having its own data centers provides the company with a great competitive advantage, as well as opportunities for further development: “The way we thrive in the digital world is reflected in the physical one. Our infrastructure needs to absorb higher and higher demands on computing power and data storage. Data is the oil of the 21st century. It is generated not only by our user services, but also to a considerable extent by the infrastructure itself,” explains Vlastimil Pečínka, technical director at Seznam.cz and managing director at Seznam.cz Data Centers.
Seznam.cz Data Centers provided clearly defined parameters that the land, or existing building, had to meet. In the end, the company chose a plot of land in Benátky nad Jizerou that included an unfinished industrial hall with a valid building permit. “The process of redefining a project and giving it a new purpose is much quicker than obtaining a brand new building permit. Also, the plot is close to other data centers, but will have a different fiber-optic connection, which will eliminate risks in the event of the failure of one of the data networks. It was therefore the option that best suited the company’s needs out of all the suggested properties,” says Jiří Čadek, Senior Property Consultant Svoboda & Williams.
17. June 2021
Svoboda & Williams is launching the sale of the units in the Lakeside Apartments Lipno project, situated by the banks of the Lipno Dam in the village of Černá v Pošumaví. There will be a total of 22 private apartments ideally suited as a vacation home not only for water sports enthusiasts.
The Lakeside Apartments Lipno recreational project will consist of two interconnecting buildings with a common garden, reception, and spacious parking spaces in an underground garage. The building will offer a wellness area with a stainless steel pool with a fitness counter-current system, a private Jacuzzi, and a Finnish sauna, and future owners will have exclusive use of a beach with facilities for sailing yachts, kiteboarding, and other water sports. The project was created to offer a relaxing second home in Lipno. Clients who are purchasing an apartment as an investment can entrust it to a property management company and expect an interesting annual return.
The project is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2022.
More information about the Lakeside Apartments Lipno project.
15. June 2021
Svoboda & Williams welcomed several new members this spring. The residential sales team, management, and marketing all have new colleagues.
The residential sales team acquired two new Sales Representatives. Alžběta Hochmanová, who has been with Svoboda & Williams since 2019, has a master’s degree in economics. She also studied in Canada and spent a semester in Austria as part of the Erasmus program. Alžběta speaks English fluently and has a basic working knowledge of German and Russian. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors. Matyáš Hložek is currently studying Marketing Communication at the University of Finance and Administration and also composes music and sings. He previously worked as an Account Manager in major media groups and as a personal fitness trainer. Besides his native Czech, Matyáš speaks English and has a basic grasp of German.
In March, Katalin Kis-Szemán joined Svoboda & Williams as Executive Manager. She has been working in the real estate industry for over ten years and was an international coordinator for Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Russia. She also has experience with digital marketing from her time as an Account Manager for the Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian markets. She speaks several languages fluently, such as Czech, Hungarian, English, and German. When not in the office, she is an attachment parenting ambassador and collects black metal on vinyl.
In June, the Marketing Team welcomed two new colleagues, Digital Media Specialist Sára Kocanová and Graphic Designer Alexandra Široká. Sára has worked in digital marketing for many years, especially in social media management, content creation, and communication strategies, and speaks English fluently. Alexandra studied Graphic Design at Prague College and also worked in digital marketing and photography. She spent a year in the United States and, besides her native Slovak, speaks Czech and English fluently and French at the basic level.
The new receptionist at Offices Unlimited is Vendula Vaculová, who studied at Charles University’s Romance Language Department and is currently studying painting at the Art & Design Institute. Vendula speaks Spanish and English, and has a basic knowledge of French.