Uhlandpalais – Luxurious Condominiums near Kurfürstendamm
A walk of mere minutes will take you from Kurfürstendamm to Uhlandpalais. The classy Art Nouveau ensemble of buildings is located in the heart of the “City West” sub-district in Charlottenburg where you still feel the charm of the old West Berlin with its period buildings, now lining the streets in restored splendour. Built in the baroque-revival style, the multi-unit dwelling at Uhlandstrasse 173-174 blends harmoniously into the streetscape. It was raised as five-storey residential rental property according to the plans of architect Engelbert Seibertz in the years 1899 and 1900. The stately townhouse was made an architectural landmark in 1987 and underwent a first costly redevelopment in subsequent years.
Uhlandpalais represents a generously proportioned residential block building of a type quite common in Berlin. It divides into front building, side buildings, back building, all grouped around a leafy courtyard with flowerbeds and trees on 400 square metres overall.
The striking wrought-iron entrance door takes you through a prestigious staircase lobby with ceiling paintings until you reach the preserved original entranceways to the rear parts of the building.
Apart from the 24 condominiums spread across four floors, Uhlandpalais is home to four commercial units. Four of the flats are impressive attic apartments that were developed during the 1980s. Each of these four apartments has its own spacious patio with nothing but the sky above.
Stately Condominiums in Charlottenburg
All of the expansively designed flats feature wooden floors and Art Nouveau elements. A large number of these city apartments come either with balcony, loggia, roof terrace or a garden section. The apartments range from 108 to 310 square metres in size and have 3 to 9 bedrooms, with ceilings being up to 4 metres high. In some cases, the original interior fit-out has been preserved, including historic wooden double-cased windows and double-panel coffered doors. Among the modern fit-out features are broadband connections, a modern district heating system, door or video intercom system and a well-lit bicycle shed for 30 bicycles including a charging station for e-bikes.
Over the past two years, a number of modernisation measures were carried out in the common-part areas, including the lobby. The pipework was renovated, the stairwells and basement cubicles refurbished, resurfaced or restructured, as the case may be. The inner courtyard was completely overhauled in a new urban design, always in coordination with the heritage conservation authority of Charlottenburg to preserve the special character of the ensemble and the unique flair of this grand townhouse.