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16. August 2021

Svoboda & Williams’ Newest Members

The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency welcomed many new faces this summer. The residential rentals, sales, marketing, and property management teams all acquired new colleagues.

In June, three new Letting Representatives were welcomed by the residential rentals team. Veronika Tykalová is currently studying tourism management at the University College of Business in Prague. Her work experience in the tourism industry includes a stint at the Emirates company and she lived in Dubai for two years. Veronika is fluent in English. Adam Bergmann received his master’s degree in public administration and regional development from the Czech University of Life Sciences and also worked in IT as a sales representative. He speaks English fluently and Russian at the basic level. In his free time, Adam enjoys scuba diving, floorball, and dance. Nicole Ebnerová is currently a student of marketing communication at the College of Business and Law and is also taking interior design classes. She speaks English, Russian, French, and beginner Arabic.

During the month of July, Michaela Prchalová and Kryštof Kovanda joined separate residential sales teams as Sales Representatives. Michaela, who studied acting at the Prague Conservatory, returned to Svoboda & Williams after a two-year break during which she worked for a construction company and in a marketing agency as an Account Executive. She speaks English proficiently. Kryštof has a degree in economics and management from the Czech Technical University and wrote his master’s thesis on the development of the housing market in Prague. He previously worked as a sales team leader in the energy sector. Kryštof is fluent in English and has working knowledge of German.

Zuzana Vemeová joined the marketing team in July as Senior Graphic Designer. She earned her master’s degree in graphic design at the Technical University of Košice and has worked as an art director in several creative agencies and also as a freelancer. Zuzana also designed the brand identity of the Formafatal architectural studio. She speaks English fluently and has good working knowledge of German as well as French, due to a semester spent in Paris.

The property management team welcomed Šárka Burianová, who is now its newest Property Manager. She is currently completing her master’s degree in tourism management at the University College of Business in Prague and holds an MBA specializing in real estate. Šárka first worked in the state administration, where she helped implement the eRecept system of electronic prescriptions. She then began working in real estate as a manager of the Prague Aparthotel and 65 other apartments and recently held jobs in property management and real estate consulting for expats and students. Šárka speaks English fluently.

New reception desk staff were also hired in June, both in the Na Perštýně office and at Offices Unlimited. Starting in September, Elen Grigoryan will be studying business management at the Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics. She previously worked in administration and speaks Czech, Russian, English, Armenian, and German. Adéla Drozdová will begin studying marketing and brand management at Newton University in Prague in September. She speaks both English and German fluently. Adéla Franclová now works at the Na Příkopě 15 front desk. She graduated from the English College in Prague, where she focused on translation and interpretation and is currently studying aviation operations at the University College of Business. Adéla speaks both English and Spanish.

 

Svoboda & Williams’ Newest Members

10. August 2021

Rough Construction of the Fragment Building Has Reached the Midway Point

During the summer, work on the Fragment residential project made great strides. Construction work has now reached the fifth floor, and so it’s now possible to visualize in far better detail how the building will look once it will be finished. Along with the development on the site, the final form of the sculptures is also beginning to take shape.

As part of the work on the monolithic structure, ceilings and walls from the third to fifth floors were poured and lined. The sculptures are also moving forward—discussions are currently underway between Trigema, Qarta, and David Černý over their final form and placement. Plans for the landscaping around the building are also being finalized. A pleasant backdrop of greenery will be created.

Upon completion, which is scheduled for the fall of 2022, Fragment will offer 140 premium, fully furnished apartments for rent. Rough construction of the building will be finished at the end of the year and the sculptures will be added to the site in June of next year. The Trigema group is the project’s investor, developer, and builder.

More information about the Fragment project.

 

Fragment Karlín

04. August 2021

Svoboda & Williams Partner of the Srdce Poohří Environmental Institute

The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency is now the partner of the Srdce Poohří Environmental Institute for the Study, Protection, and Promotion of Biodiversity, which was founded by the Zamenis association. The Institute was established in Osvinov, a village situated on the border of the Krušné a Doupovské mountains.

One of the most important areas in the Podkrušnohorské region is the valley of the Ohře River, which flows through the town of Stráž nad Ohří. Both banks of the river fall under the Doupovské Hory Site of Community Importance, and the extensive Stráž nad Ohří Nature Park, which preserves the character of the local landscape, is also located here. Distinctive basalt hills and a diverse fauna and flora are the hallmarks of the region. Since the 1980s, experts have been advocating for the preservation of its natural environment by creating a protected landscape area. Their efforts continue to this day, and many rare plant and animal species are thriving, such as the Aesculapian snake, the black stork, the Eurasian eagle-owl, the Peregrine falcon, the edible dormouse, the fire salamander, Carabus irregularis, Arum maculatum, or the elder-flowered orchid.

In appreciation of these efforts, Svoboda & Williams decided to support the creation of the Srdce Poohří Environmental Institute for the Study, Protection, and Promotion of Biodiversity, which will operate under the auspices of the Zamenis association. The Institute’s goals include, first and foremost, protecting endangered species and nurturing important habitats in the Střední Poohří region, organizing educational programs, workshops, and cultural events related to environmental awareness, collecting and evaluating data to further existing findings about animals and plants, regularly participating in administrative proceedings to eliminate negative impacts on rare species, or collaborating with other entities active in nature conservation at home and abroad. The Institute is also working towards the establishment of the Střední Poohří/Doupovské Hory Protected Landscape Area.

The Zamenis association has long been involved in efforts to preserve the environment around Stráž nad Ohří, focusing especially on the Zamenis longissimus snake. The only isolated original population of this snake species in the Czech Republic is found in this region. 

Svoboda & Williams Partner of the Srdce Poohří Environmental Institute

04. August 2021

Building Work on the Dva Domy Project Has Now Reached the Third Floor

Even at a time when construction projects often have to slow down due to the rising price of construction materials, building work on the Karlín Dva domy multifunctional project is in full swing. Currently, the last residential units and two commercial premises on the Křižíkova Street level are still available, and Svoboda & Williams has been charged with their sale.

“It’s very important for us that construction of the Dva domy project is on schedule. Right now, we are pouring the concrete walls of the third above-ground floor, while at the same time installing the technical structure,” says Jan Ludvík, managing partner of Karlín Group, the company that is behind the successful project.

The Dva domy building is the last piece in the mosaic that is Karlín Group’s portfolio of projects, which have gradually transformed Karlín into a progressive, vibrant district full of architectural landmarks. Following the example of the company’s previous buildings, Dva domy was designed by the renowned Bevk Perović Arhitekti studio. Thanks to the boulevard that will connect Křižíkova and Pernerova streets, the project will have a neighborhood planning dimension.

The two commercial premises will have large-format display windows that will connect them to Křižíkova Street and a newly emerging park will be accessible from their south-facing side. The planned date of completion is in fall 2022.

More information on the commercial premises in the Dva domy project.

 

Dva domy Karlín

16. July 2021

Svoboda & Williams Exclusive Seller of the Apartments in the Viladum Maj Project

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.

Viladům Máj | Svoboda & Williams

01. July 2021

The BERLITA Residential Building Is Growing Before Our Very Eyes

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.

The BERLITA Residential Building | Svoboda & Williams

30. June 2021

Housing by the Hvězda Game Reserve Receives Final Approval

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

The U Hvězdy Residence | Svoboda & Williams

24. June 2021

Pálavská Brána: Recreational Houses by the Mušov Lakes Are Taking Shape

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.

Pálavská Brána | Houses for Sale in South Moravia | Svoboda & Williams

18. June 2021

Svoboda & Williams Opened a New Office in Prague’s Holešovice Neighborhood

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.

Svoboda & Williams Opened a New Office in Holešovice

18. June 2021

Designed by a World-Renowned Architect, the Přístav Houses Will Stand on the banks of the Orlík Reservoir

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.

The Přístav Houses | Svoboda & Williams

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