Open House Marathon in the renovated Art Nouveau building at 63 Dzirnavu Street
On March 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., everybody is welcome to visit modern apartments in the fully renovated building, next to the shopping mall Galleria Riga. During this event, representatives of SEB bank will be there to provide consultations on getting a loan on beneficial terms. Moreover, having made a reservation, the new homeowners will get an invaluable housework assistant as a gift – a high quality Class A washing machine.
The five-storey building was built according to the design by the architect Nikolajs Hercbergs in 1912, and it is one of the most beautiful Perpendicular Art Nouveau buildings in the centre of Riga. This building also had played an important role in the restoration of Latvia’s independence: on 22 March 1990, political scientist in exile Egils Levits, lawyer Romāns Apsītis and scientists Vilnis Eglājs and Rolands Rikards gathered together in one of the apartments of this building to draft the text of the Declaration of Independence of Latvia.
Currently, the façade in the courtyard is being renovated, all utilities were fully replaced, the restoration of the original and splendid staircase is carried out, and a new lift manufactured by Kone was installed. It should be noted that five-storey buildings have a lift rarely in the centre of Riga, so it is a significant advantage of this building. The renovation of the building is due for completion in March 2019.
The ground floor accommodates a café and a restaurant, while the other four floors offer 20 new, compact and comfortable two- and three-room apartments measuring from 45 to 67 sq m based on the market trend – a demand in smaller apartments. All apartments come with full wall and ceiling finishes and new wooden windows that guarantee a high level of sound insulation and protection against noise. French oak wood herringbone parquet and high quality flagstone have been chosen for flooring. Bathrooms are fitted with Casa Di Vanna bathtubs or showers and top-grade (Laufen, Hansgrohe) plumbing fixtures. The apartments feature functionally designed fitted furniture: studio kitchens will come fully fit out with quality household appliances, and there will be a fitted closet in the hallway. Upon making reservation of an apartment right now, the new homeowners will have a chance to select the colour palette of the interior decoration and furniture, as well as agree on installation of any specific appliances and plumbing fixtures in the apartment.
Showing respect for the history of the house and its architectural solutions, skilled craftsmen have restored the round curves of the ceiling and the plaster ceiling roses, maintaining the ceiling height of at least 2.80 m. The apartments convey a special charm thanks to the renovated cast iron radiators dating back to the times of the President Ulmanis. Each apartment will have smart home system, allowing for remote heating control with the help of a special app thus ensuring economical heat consumption. All meter readings (water, heat and electricity consumption) will be taken remotely automatically. Apartment owners will also be offered storage space in the basement at an additional charge. The apartment prices range between EUR 111,000 and EUR 175,000.
The excellent location – in the very heart of the capital – and the attractive apartment prices in such a building are not the only features mentioned by Evija Dzenīte, Latio Real Estate Agent, when speaking about the advantages of this house. She also points out the following: “The opportunity of purchasing an apartment with full finish and fitted furniture in either a new development or a renovated building is very rare. Moreover, this beautiful Art Nouveau building will be fully renovated. The entire renovation work is carried out with great responsibility for the history of this house, and it is this special aura felt in the building that is appreciated by the local buyer who prefers historic buildings to apartment in new developments. Architects have given a great deal of consideration to the apartment layout, and, unlike other new developments in the neighbourhood, each bedroom here has space for a large wardrobe.”
The developer of the project is D63 SIA, that has already implemented several real estate projects in Riga. The renovation work is carried out by Anzāģe SIA according to the design by architect Anna Vasiļjeva and designer Mārcis Šakausks.