The house is a classical original building from the year 1911 (some parts rebuilt in the 1950s) which has experienced many changes over the decades and yet has managed to retain its charm. Those who love to experience the magic of past eras in present-day Berlin will find just the place they are looking for in the Neue Garde – with lots of classical original architectural features to be found throughout the entire building.
The generously-proportioned foyer, which provides a reception area for residents and visitors alike, has a touch of the romantic and a fairy-tale character. Two staircases lead up from the basement, via a mezzanine on one side, up to the third floor, providing access to a total of 18 residential apartments. The facades and the staircases will shine out in new colors through a process of restoration which will remain true to the original style. A modern lift will ensure a contemporary level of comfort for many of the apartments and the small but elegant courtyard will be redesigned to become a new oasis of peace and quiet. The top floor will be renovated in the original style, allowing the house to retain its unique character. The top of the tower, which was destroyed, is going to be reconstructed in a contemporary interpretation of a cupola in line with the original look of 1911 as part of the planned renovation of the top floor by the new roof top owners.
As well as the classically-designed residential areas of the house, there is also a commercial section on the ground floor and in the basement. Six commercial units of differing sizes and positions are included on the street side of the building and will provide space for businesses or practices in a neighborhood whose customer base has a high level of purchasing power.
The time is ripe for a change. The house is to be awakened from its one hundred-year sleep and will be carefully renovated with great attention to detail. The splendor of the building's original style will be allowed to unfold and contemporary styling will be used to develop it into one of the neighborhood’s most striking features.