01. June 2021
Over the past ten months, the Svoboda & Williams commercial leasing team has successfully leased most of the offices in the multifunctional DOX+ building. Currently, the last unit on the third floor with a total floor area of 90 sq. m. remains available.
“We consider it a success that we managed to lease the DOX+ offices during this difficult time. The tenants were impressed by the attractive premises, where the inspiring environment of the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art meets the pleasant offices, as well as with the building’s location in a sought-after part of Holešovice,” says Sylva Turinská, who is responsible for leasing the DOX+ offices.
The DOX+ offices are located on the top three floors of a completely renovated building from the 1970s, which is part of the DOX+ complex. The renowned architectural studio Petr Hájek ARCHITEKTI designed this unique multifunctional building. In the past ten months, the Behavio Labs research agency, the Petyovský & Partners relocation agency, and the Punctum Images studio have moved into their new offices. The last available space is suitable for a small, creative company.
More information on the DOX+ offices.
14. May 2021
Svoboda & Williams has received an exclusive instruction to sell the units in the Lakeside Apartments Lipno residential building, which is being built on the banks of the Lipno Reservoir in the village of Černá in Šumava. The project will be an ideal recreational base for yacht sailing and water sports enthusiasts, and will include a wellness area, conference room, and private beach.
The Lakeside Apartments Lipno project will be architecturally arranged as two wings connected by a glazed atrium. Spread out over two floors and an attic level, 23 premium apartments with floor areas ranging from 35 sq. m. to 157 sq. m. will be created, each with beautiful views of the nearby Lipno Reservoir thanks to the building’s orientation. The living spaces will have a unique connection to the element of water and all of the apartments will come with a terrace or loggia.
The style of the interiors will reflect the surrounding landscape and their unifying element will be wood in combination with glass. Natural, muted colors will be used and high-end facilities will include aluminum windows with insulated triple-glazed panes, wooden oak floors, designer furniture, or bathrooms with Laufen and Grohe sanitary ware. Heat pumps with 16 geothermal wells will provide environmentally friendly heating.
The building will also be equipped with premium facilities. Year-round comfort is ensured by a wellness area with a sauna and stainless-steel pool with a counter-current system. The adjoining garden, outdoor terrace, and private beach where you can enjoy water sports are ideal for relaxing outdoors. The project will include a gym, a conference room, a 24/7 reception, a large garage that will fit 18 cars, cellar storage units, and bike storage. “We also guarantee clients follow-up management services, which will be welcomed especially by those who intend to rent out their apartment. This is a very attractive investment without the hassle of handling any rental matters yourself,” says project developer Petr Beneš.
14. May 2021
Svoboda & Williams is launching the sale of the spacious units in Bramberk Apartments, a project that is currently being built in the most sought-after recreational destination in the country: Pec pod Sněžkou. The apartments winningly combine the tranquillity of the Krkonoše countryside and all of the benefits of this wonderfully located winter resort town.
The Bramberk Apartments building is a completely and expensively reconstructed former recreation center, whose original shape has been preserved. Situated one thousand meters above sea level, at first glance the building’s new appearance will captivate onlookers with its three separate residential blocks. Among the new features that were added during the reconstruction is a massive glazed façade, thanks to which the interiors of the ten 113–155 sq. m. apartments will offer peaceful views of the surrounding landscape. The new division of the blocks is also designed to add a heated terrace to each apartment. Absolute privacy is guaranteed by the 15,319 sq. m. of land that surrounds the building, protecting it from any eventual new development.
The idea behind Bramberk Apartments was to create a place where peace and fun can coexist. The airy interiors appear to communicate directly with the outside world and will be finished to a quality standard that includes three-layer oak floors in several shades to choose from, large-format windows with aluminum frames and insulated triple-glazed panes, a fireplace or fireplace stove, a preparation for an infrared sauna, and large-format tiles and premium sanitary ware in the bathrooms. The building will also offer a private wellness area with a 15-meter pool and an elegant lobby with a bar. The building’s caretaker will make sure that everything is running smoothly, and residents can store their skis in a ski room, park their bikes in a bike room, and easily reach all floors due to the two elevators.
With the growing popularity of recreational locations all over the Czech Republic, buying a unit in this project is a safe place to park your money. “One of the great advantages of Bramberk Apartments is that the price includes a share in the revenue generated by the six separate units, located in a different part of the building from the apartments for residents and intended purely for rent, a share in the common areas with a wellness zone, a share in the land on which the building stands, and a share in the caretaker’s apartment. It’s therefore a unique opportunity not only to preserve the value of your funds, but to increase it in the future,” adds Magdalena Svatková, whose team is in charge of selling the units in Bramberk Apartments.
The Bramberk Apartments project is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2023.
More information about Bramberk Apartments.
13. May 2021
Svoboda & Williams has added to its listings a four-story villa on Nad Kazanka Street that stands in a classic residential neighborhood close to Troja Castle and the St. Clara Vineyards. The elegant building is surrounded by a terraced garden and its location on a south-facing slope allows for breathtaking panoramic views of Prague.
Prague’s Troja neighborhood, which stretches between the Vltava River and the slopes of the Bohnice Plateau, has long been a prestigious place to live. It is currently home to many opulent homes, some of which were built at the beginning of the 20th century. Its terrain prevents the proliferation of urban development, helping the area maintain a peaceful atmosphere and an almost rural air. This elegant villa was created at the turn of the millennium and was recently completely renovated. It now offers a rare opportunity to buy a lovely villa in this unique corner of Prague.
The villa’s layout is determined by the sloping land on which it stands. With an interior that is naturally connected to the exterior via terraces, this allows for panoramic views of Prague. Dark hardwood floors and large-format windows create a sophisticated atmosphere. The villa also includes a living room with a fireplace, a winter garden, a wellness area with a sauna, shower, and indoor pool heated by solar panels, and a three-car garage.
One of the main advantages of the property is the amount of greenery in the immediate area as well as its excellent access to the city center by car or public transport. The Havránka or Drahaň-Troja parks are nearby and Stromovka Park can be easily reached by crossing the recently installed Troja Footbridge. Close-by are also schools of all levels, such as the Rozárka environmental preschool, Trojská Elementary School, Trojské High School, or the German Thomas Mann High School.
More information about this villa in Troja.
15. April 2021
As the exclusive seller, Svoboda & Williams will present unique apartments that are part of a residential project, which is being created in a most sought-after recreational area—the heart of the Krkonoše National Park.
Untouched nature all around, fresh mountain air, an ambitious architectural style, the most modern equipment, the practically impossible to find symbiosis of perfect privacy and all of the advantages of a popular mountain resort—all of this will be offered by these opulent apartments. This newly emerging boutique residential project in the Krkonoše Mountains provides a rare opportunity to purchase recreational property for private use or as an investment.
More information coming soon at svoboda-williams.com.
14. April 2021
Only six months after its launch on the market, almost half of the apartments in the timeless BERLITA apartment building, which is being built in the center of Beroun, have been sold. The project proves that quality properties outside of Prague but within easy reach of the city are in great demand.
“Unfortunately, living in the center of Prague is unattainable for most people due to the upward tendency of property prices in Prague. However, in the beautiful historic center of Beroun, you can buy an apartment for an affordable price and have the Křivoklát forests or the Czech Karst practically in your back yard,” explains Jan Mráz, head of the team that has been charged with the sale of units in the BERLITA project.
Construction of the BERLITA apartment building began last October and work is continuing according to plan. The underground and above-ground floors of the garage are now complete and the walls of the second above-ground floor are currently being bulit.
Once finished, the BERLITA residential project will consist of 61 studio to three-bedroom apartments. There are currently 32 units for sale, all of which are equipped with large-format windows providing enchanting views of the surrounding area, as well as enviable airiness and an interior connected to the exterior.
Final approval of the building is planned for summer 2022.
More information about the BERLITA project.
13. April 2021
The apartments in the Italská 8 Residence, a typical Vinohrady building in the process of being carefully reconstructed, located between náměstí Míru Square and Riegrovy Sady Park, are almost sold out. Svoboda & Williams currently offers the last unit for sale in the building—the most generously apportioned apartment located on the topmost floors.
“Now is the last chance for people to purchase a unit in this unique residence. We currently offer the only remaining unit for sale—the largest attic apartment with a floor area of 120 sq. m. and a two-bedroom layout, which has a southeast-facing terrace,” says Kristýna Demel, Property Consultant at Svoboda & Williams.
Work on the building’s reconstruction is progressing swiftly. In March, the roof was raised and the truss beams were replaced. Metal work and the laying of the roof on its sloping parts was begun. Inside the apartments, the tiling of the bathrooms and floors is almost complete.
The project is scheduled to be finished in summer 2021. Contact our office to schedule a viewing.
More information on the Italská 8 Residence.
06. April 2021
Among Svoboda & Williams’ listings, you will find the last four houses in the Pálavská brána residential project, which is currently being built on the western edge of the South Moravian village of Brod nad Dyjí, practically bordering the popular Mušov Lakes.
“Approximately half of the clients who have inquired about the houses in the Pálavská brána project live farther away, for example in Mladá Boleslav, Lanškroun, Jindřichův Hradec, or Plzeň. More than ever before, buyers are seeing this kind of property as an opportunity to purchase a second home in the countryside so that they can enjoy peace, quiet, and fresh air, and take a break from the busy tempo of city life,” says Lenka Kjučukovová, Property Consultant at Svoboda & Williams’ Brno branch.
The Pálavská brána residential project is an architecturally compact complex consisting of fifteen single-story houses with private rooftop terraces that provide far-reaching views of the omnipresent vineyards and the Pálava Hills. The houses will come in two-bedroom layouts and a floor area of 84 sq. m., with interiors connected to the garden. In March, their facades were insulated and work on the interior installations and plastering is almost finished. The insulation of the roofs began in early spring.
The planned completion of the project is expected in the third quarter of this year.
More information about the Pálavská brána houses.
01. April 2021
Celínka, a unique residential project on Elišky Krásnohorské Street, received final approval in the summer of 2019 and all of its eight apartments are currently being enjoyed by their new owners. One of the units was created by the renowned Mimolimit architectural studio led by Bára Škorpilová, who reimagined the atmosphere of the 1920s and 1930s with a fresh, contemporary approach.
The assignment was to transform the 240 sq. m. unit into a “men’s” apartment with one bedroom and a study. “We selected contrasting colors that optically enlarged the space. The material that connects everything in the interior is stone in various finishes combined with wood, metal patinas, and textiles, such as velvet, linen, silk, as well as leather and carpets,” explained Škorpilová in an interview that came out in the Selected online magazine.
08. March 2021
The Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque, a painting by the United Kingdom’s most famous prime minister, Winston Churchill, was sold for 7 million pounds at our partner Christie's London auction house on March 1st. The pre-sale estimate was roughly 2.5 million pounds.
Churchill’s most famous painting was formerly part of Angelina Jolie’s private art collection. Churchill painted this unique work during the Second World War while on an official visit to Morocco in 1943, where he travelled to attend a secret conference with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Casablanca. This was a pivotal moment in the war as the two powers agreed on a united war strategy going forward during their very important meeting. Churchill returned to his beloved Marrakesh after the conference concluded and invited Roosevelt to join him there.
The painting is significant not only historically, but also politically. Churchill admired Morocco’s unique landscape, especially the play of light as the sun set over it, and insisted that Roosevelt see the Marrakesh panorama with his own eyes. He later gifted the oil painting depicting Marrakesh and the Atlas Mountains to the American president. Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque is arguably Winston Churchill’s finest painting. According to Nick Orchard, Head of Modern British Art at Christie's, it highlights the significance of Morocco to Churchill and the importance of the friendship between the two world leaders. The fact that Churchill gave the painting to Roosevelt shows in what high regard he held the partnership between the United Kingdom and the United States during the Second World War. The gesture was a very personal diplomatic act.
Winston Churchill began making sketches of Morocco while on his first visit to the country in 1935. Over the course of his lifetime, he painted more than 500 paintings, most of which he gave away to his family and friends, but many remained in his personal possession. Today, Churchill’s artworks are in high demand by art collectors.