Zimmerstraße 14, 14a 13595 Berlin – Spandau
The residential building, built around 1905 in the reform architecture style, is located at Zimmerstraße 14, 14a in the historic Spandau Wilhelmstadt. Instead of rich facade decorations, which were still typical for the Gründerzeit architecture from the 19th century, the exterior of the building is characterized by clear, modern shapes: The facade features wide balconies from the first to the fourth floor. Muntin windows of various shapes and sizes and offset double pointed gables on the sides of the facade give the house its own character. The property is harmoniously framed by architecturally similar four-story old buildings.
Entering Zimmerstraße 14, 14a, a nostalgic, homey ambiance in a green and red color palette replaces the modern, simple gray of the facade: Behind the two decoratively glazed and decorated wooden entrance doors, the interior of the building welcomes its occupants with stylishly decorated tiles, stucco, and traditional wooden banisters. Via the two separate entrances, the well-kept staircases lead to the 16 apartments, which extend from the ground floor to the 3rd floor. The charm of the old building can also be found here in the curved, decorated door frames of the apartment doors, the painted muntin windows and turned banisters. The quiet inner courtyard is enclosed in a U-shape by the front building and two side wings. The attic with its striking oval windows is currently not developed. Two more apartments with elevators could be built here.*
*Subject to public-law permits and the actual implementation of the person authorized to extend the building.
Spandau, already mentioned in documents in the 13th century, is situated at the confluence of the Havel and Spree rivers and has retained much of its historical independence. Especially the old town and the citadel, which regularly hosts cultural events and concerts, are popular with Spandau residents and visitors from all over the world. Spandau is shaped not only by its history and historical flair, but also by the future: The eastern part of the district houses the Siemensstadt around the Siemens factory, a district in a state of constant change. The district has retained its lifestyle of independence yet is perfectly connected to the pulse of the city with the Berlin-Spandau train station to the north and Heerstraße to the south.
Zimmerstraße is located in the historical center of the Spandau district of Wilhelmstadt. Situated a little south of the old town, the closed, oval-shaped settlement on the banks of the Havel offers a quiet and at the same time conveniently situated residential ambiance with neighborhood flair – cobblestones, old buildings and trees along the streets create a cozy charm. All around, the lively shopping streets are packed with numerous retailers, cafés, and restaurants.
Downtown Berlin and the Brandenburg state capital Potsdam can also be reached quickly by car or public transport.