Completed in 2012, the building presents itself on the street side with two full stories and a recessed penthouse.
Its true dimensions are only revealed at second glance – on the side facing Griebnitzsee, an imposing, largely glazed facade is revealed. The exterior design is characterized by the interplay of natural stone, generous glazing and matt dark painted metal surfaces. For the natural stone elements, the client opted for travertine. The glazing is predominantly room-high and thus opens up an enchanting view of Lake Griebnitz and the forest opposite on the northeastern side. Annette Axthelm implemented the requirement of the design statutes for loggias by cutting open the body of the building at individual points, as it were, without compromising the cubic impression.
The interior design also thrives on the interplay of different elements. This is particularly evident in the entrance area of the main apartment, which is accessible from the street side. In the hallway, the white epoxy resin floor contrasts with dark wooden elements in the center of the room, from which a staircase seems to float, as it were, to the second floor. On the seaside, the kitchen, dining area and living room with free-standing fireplace extend. On the upper floor is the spacious bedroom with wellness area and bathroom – so even from the bathtub you can enjoy the dreamlike view.
In addition to this main apartment, the villa includes two other residential units, each with its own entrance. “This way, each resident believes he or she is the owner of the villa,” says architect Axthelm.
The second apartment, accessed from the northwest side of the building, occupies the attic and part of the second floor. The top-floor apartment can easily be connected to the penthouse apartment.
The third apartment is located in the basement. But what does basement mean here: the wide glass front also offers an impressive view of the nature of the Griebnitzsee. Due to the sloping terrain, the basement can be used without restrictions.
high quality fixtures and flooring
smart home technology
electric external blinds in all rooms
You can’t get much finer in Potsdam than at Griebnitzsee. Towards the end of the 19th century, the Neubabelsberg villa colony was established here, where wealthy upper middle-class people and later also successful artists created a domicile for themselves at the gates of the hectic metropolis of Berlin.
During the Potsdam Conference in the summer of 1945, the villas even came under the spotlight of world history: The villa at Virchowstrasse 23, for example, which Mies van der Rohe had built at the beginning of the First World War, was the lodging place for British Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee.
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