Real estate newsFrom the pipeline of Svoboda & Williams

13. May 2022

The Final Approval Process for the Slávičie Residence Now Has a Date

The beginning of the final approval process is set for the last day of May, but it's likely that the apartments in the newly built villas will be approved before summer 2022.

The final approval of the four newly built apartment villas is fast approaching. Currently, the exteriors, common green areas, outdoor parking spaces, and the gated complex's private driveway are complete.

The Slávičie residences are surrounded by mature trees in a neighborhood with a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. Each of the villas has the same layout and offers apartments suitable for families, couples, and individuals. Identical three-bedroom apartments are on the second and third floors, and on the top floor you will find an exclusive one-bedroom apartment with a terrace that faces three cardinal directions. The first floors will offer non-residential premises, which can be used as apartments or offices. Secure parking and cellar storage units are in the basement.

More information about the project.        

The Final Approval Process for the Slávičie Residence Now Has a Date

04. May 2022

Non-Residential Premises in the MyMozart Project Now Exclusively Offered by Svoboda & Williams

The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency was exclusively retained to sell the non-residential premises on the top floor of the MyMozart project, which is currently being built in Prague’s Smíchov district.

The MyMozart project is being developed as a multifunctional building, which, in addition to 152 apartments, will also offer retail space on the ground floor and spacious non-residential premises for sale on the highest floor. This unit, perfectly suitable as a modern office, is now exclusively offered by Svoboda & Williams. Another advantage of the 200 sq. m. premises is the large 190 sq. m. rooftop terrace with wide-ranging views of Prague.

The premises will be sold in a state of shell&core, but can also be completed according the future owner’s wishes. Facilities will consist of windows with added acoustic protection, exterior motorized blinds, ceiling heating and cooling, and a recovery unit providing fresh air. The purchase price will include five garage parking spaces and five cellar storage units.

The MyMozart space is in a building with a timeless style situated right by the Smíchov pedestrian zone, equally easily accessible by car and public transport. Amenities such as an on-sight manager, a wide range of practical services, boxes for picking up groceries, electronics, or storing parcels, carsharing, bikesharing, and shared electric scooters are provided.

Expected completion in spring 2023. More information about the non-residential premises in the MyMozart project. 

Non-Residential Premises in the MyMozart Project for Sale

20. April 2022

Sale of Attic Apartments in a 19th Century Brno Palace Launched

The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency is launching the sale of eleven apartments that are emerging in the Bernhard and Samuel Morgenstern Palace right by Lužánky Park.

The palace, built in the spirit of late Historicism by the prominent architect Josef Nebehosteny, is now being expanded by a loft extension that will result in eleven apartments, including two duplexes. The units will offer studio and one-bedroom layouts and floor areas from 37 sq. m. to 82 sq. m. All will be completed to a quality standard that consists of wooden floors, Dakea skylights, or underfloor heating in the bathrooms.

The palace itself has a unique atmosphere underscored by common areas decorated with ornamental stucco, and artistic wood, metal, and glass elements. Hallways have original tiled floors and a staircase with a preserved cast-iron railing. “The attic apartments on Štefánikova 1 aren’t being created like a typical building extension, but more like an artistic housing project. A work that is truly original—a jewel in terms of investment with a high future financial value,” says Robert Konrád from the Realdata company, which is developing the project.

“Within the context of Brno, this is a very attractive location within easy reach of the city center and close to the greenery of Lužánky Park. All of Brno’s university faculties are also nearby. The apartments in the palace are therefore an interesting investment opportunity since there is a high demand for rental housing in the neighborhood,” says Tereza Štěrbová, Senior Property Consultant at Svoboda & Williams’ Brno branch.

More information about the Štefánikova residential project.


New Attic Apartments for Sale

05. April 2022

Svoboda & Williams to Exclusively Sell the New Apartments in the LuxApartments project

This premium project LuxApartments located in Šajdíkove Humence, only an hour’s drive from either Bratislava or Brno, offers private living with direct access to and views of a lake and a celebrated 36-hole golf course.

New-build apartments in a timeless style with layouts ranging from 33 sq. m. to 157 sq. m. will be added to Svoboda & Williams’ portfolio. Situated in the Penati Golf Resort, their owners will be able to enjoy biking, Nordic walking, hiking, water biking, boating, and tennis, in addition to golf. The complex also includes a children’s playground and a restaurant. The building consists of two ground floor apartments with terraces and front gardens, three apartments with terraces on the first floor, and one spacious penthouse on the top floor. This modern residence lies on the shores of a lake with a private residents only beach.

The apartment house provides direct views of the lake and an interior connected to the exterior. The rooftop penthouses are sold fully furnished with premium Italian furniture by the Minotti and Poliform brands and boast direct access from the elevator for an extra level of comfort. The eco-friendly building is made of custom-created CLT panels in combination with high-quality natural materials. 

More information about the LuxApartments. 

Svoboda & Williams to Exclusively Sell the New Apartments in the LuxApartments project

23. March 2022

Christie’s to Auction Andy Warhol’s Legendary Shot Sage Blue Marilyn Portrait

The anticipated May auction in New York's Christie's auction house ended as expected—by setting a new record. Andy Warhol's iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe was recently sold for 195 million dollars. Shot Sage Blue Marilyn is now the most expensive work of 20th century art to be sold at auction.

Like Warhol and Monroe, even the buyer is famous. The record-breaking bid was made in person by Larry Gagosian, the most influential art dealer in the world. People are now speculating whether Gagosian bought the artwork for himself or for one of his mega-collectors.
Along with his Campbell’s Soup Cans, the portrait of Marilyn Monroe is one of Andy Warhol’s most famous works. Already one of the legends of Pop Art, he began immortalizing the Hollywood beauty through silkscreen printing in 1962, shortly after her death. In 1964, he developed a more refined but much more demanding screen printing technique, which he used to hold up a mirror to the era’s ubiquitous mass produced images. This resulted in the very limited number of images he created, one of which is Shot Sage Blue Marilyn.
The famous painting was owned by the Thomas and Doris Ammann Foundation, which was started by the Ammann siblings, who opened the Thomas Ammann Fine Art gallery in Zurich in 1977. All proceeds of the sale will benefit the foundation, whose mission is to improve the healthcare of children and provide them with educational programs worldwide.
“The most significant 20th century painting to come to auction in a generation, Andy Warhol’s Marilyn is the absolute pinnacle of American Pop and the promise of the American Dream encapsulating optimism, fragility, celebrity and iconography all at once,” says Alex Rotter, Christie’s Chairman, 20th and 21st Century Art.

Shot Sage Marilyn | Christie's

15. March 2022

Dva Domy Offers Retail Premises on One of the World’s Most Attractive Streets

Křižíkova Street is now a sought-after “high street” that sets the stage for the rest of Karlín. Standing in its very center is the multifunctional Dva domy project developed by Karlín Group, which will add premium apartments and two retail premises to Karlín’s main commercial thoroughfare. New owners of the latter will appreciate having excellent visibility and direct access to the street that Time Out magazine ranked among the most interesting in the world.

The character of a progressive urban district is defined by streets that act as distinctive micro-locations, and so everything city dwellers need can be found in a relatively compact neighborhood. An excellent example is Prague’s Křižíkova Street, where superlative restaurants, a rich spectrum of services, smaller design shops, famous brand stores, and the headquarters of local and foreign companies all meet.

Contemporary architecture lives side by side with Art Nouveau buildings, and there are also plenty of green spaces for relaxation, whether on Karlínské náměstí Square with its Neo-Romanesque church, on Lyčkovo náměstí Square, or in the newly emerging park by the Corso Karlín and Corso II office buildings. The Dva domy project, designed by the Bevk Perovič Arhitekti studio, stands in the immediate vicinity of Corso Karlín. Its eight floors offer a total of 112 apartments and 2 street-level retail premises—one with a floor area of 893 sq. m., and the other with a floor area of 636 sq. m.

The two retail premises now provide the opportunity to create something truly original in a successful and increasingly sought-after neighborhood. The other advantage of the spaces is their diversity of usage, e.g. as a design concept store, a beauty salon, a modern optician’s, or impressively designed offices, all of which have windows onto the dynamic street just outside.

More information about the retail premises in the Dva domy project.

Dva Domy retail premises in Karlín

15. March 2022

Third Sales Phase of the Nové Lauby Residential Project Launched

Based on an agreement with the investor, the Svoboda & Williams real estate agency is launching the third sales phase of the Nové Lauby residential project. Eleven apartments are now being offered for sale.

The Nové Lauby residential project is being built in the center of Ostrava, where it will naturally connect with the surrounding development. Once completed, it will offer 81 apartments. Of these, 52 units will be for sale and are gradually being added to Svoboda & Williams’ listings. Anyone interested in modern housing designed by the renowned znamení čtyř – architekti studio can now choose between eleven newly listed apartments that have studio to three-bedroom layouts.

The Nové Lauby project is proceeding according to plan. Currently, work is continuing on the foundation slab and the first floors will be constructed soon, and so the rough construction will gradually grow in height.

More information about the Nové Lauby project.


Nové Lauby | Apartments for sale in Ostrava

15. March 2022

Eleven Attic Apartments Are Being Created in a Palace by Brno’s Lužánky Park

Eleven apartments are being built in a building from the end of the 19th century designed by architect Josef Nebehosteny, a remarkable example of the Late Historicist style. The units will soon be added to Svoboda & Williams’ listings.

The building—a listed cultural monument since 2009—is situated on the corner of Kotlářská and Štefánikova streets. Located within easy reach of the center of Brno and facing Lužánky Park, it offers beautiful views, particularly from its corner section, which is augmented by an octagonal bay window. The attic apartments occupy the building’s third floor, and therefore offer a unique opportunity to purchase real estate with a great investment potential.

More about the attic apartments coming soon on Svoboda & Williams. 

Štefánikova Attic Apartments in Brno

14. March 2022

Companies That Previously Opted for Long-Term Leases Are Choosing Flexible Offices

In recent months, Svoboda & Williams’ commercial leasing team brokered two significant transactions for Champion Bet and AMI Praha. Both companies eventually abandoned their requirements for long-term leases and moved into furnished offices with flexible lease terms.

Champion Bet approached the Svoboda & Williams real estate company with a request to find office space for long-term lease for approximately 30 people that would cover 400 sq. m. “Due to the time savings, the client also decided to consider office space with fit out included. We therefore suggested the completed attractive offices in the Visionary building in Prague 7, where practically three floors are dedicated to flexible offices, now operated by Scott & Weber,” explains Petra Schinkmannová from the Svoboda & Williams commercial leasing team. Champion Bet leased a total of 12 furnished offices in the Visionary building.

Similarly, the software company AMI Praha was open to looking for suitable office space among long-term lease listings as well as among flexible office ones. After comparing both options and considering their specific needs, they decided on modern offices for 35 people in the Praga Studios building in Karlín with flexible solutions operated by Scott & Weber. “The management of AMI Praha decided that it was more practical to rent equipped offices with a comprehensive range of services available,” says Sylva Turinská from Svoboda & Williams, who represented AMI Praha.
Svoboda & Williams works closely with Offices Unlimited and other companies whose portfolios consist of offices with flexible lease terms. Adapting to the current market situation and responding to the demand for more flexibility, Svoboda & Williams also offers clients shared office space from almost every provider of this workspace concept.

You can find our complete fully serviced offices for lease here.


Flexible offices for lease

14. March 2022

Přístav: The Beauty of Nature Embodied in the Architecture

The story of the fourteen houses that are currently being built on the banks of the Orlík Reservoir began to be written in 2017. This was the first time that architect James Cutler visited the place where forest meets water. A vision was born in his mind, which gradually became reality.

“The most valuable thing in the world is our emotions. That’s what makes us who we are,” says James Cutler in a short film that captured his thoughts about the Přístav project. The world-renowned architect had emotions in mind while designing its fourteen houses. In his words, they are being created as a space for strong emotional experiences, which will also teach the future inhabitants to love the surrounding landscape. As the houses will be set in a sloping terrain and will be equipped with large-format windows, their connection to nature will be immediate.

Construction is on schedule. As spring approaches, so does the date when the grounds around the houses will be landscaped.

More information about the Přístav project.


Přístav | Houses on the banks of the Orlík Reservoir

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