VILLA KAMPFFMEYER – Berlin, Germany – Price Upon Request
5 bedrooms, 7 baths
The impressive Villa Kampffmeyer lies in the heart of the Potsdam UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, directly on the Lake Tiefer and overlooking Glienicke Bridge, Babelsberg Palace, and Glienicke Hunting Lodge. The lavishly decorated mansion combines sublime neoclassicist and baroque design elements and is a listed building. After years of neglect, the owner spent the last three years restoring it to its former glory, using old blueprints and reconstructing countless original elements with great care. Today, history comes alive at Villa Kampffmeyer as it transports residents and visitors back to an era of elegance and splendor. The elegant exterior with the festooned arched windows, domed avant-corps on the south-facing façade, and the portico extending over the driveway apron, bears testimony to its extravagant past. The entrance is adorned with a Three Graces group and a Mercury figure that seems to float above the house as patron of commerce. The sculptures were created by Ernst Vogel, the same artist who attained fame by working on the Reichstag building in Berlin.
Villa Kampffmeyer has a total residential floor area of around 1,100 sqm (usable floor space of around 1,500 sqm) and 15 rooms, each of them unique and renovated at great cost. Elements added at later dates were largely removed, wood and metal surfaces stripped of paint, restored, and repainted in the original hues. The roof surfaces were modelled on historic precursors, and covered in slate roofing in traditional German style. This approach is followed to the last detail, including light switches which follow the original design, to the upper floor shutters and the painstakingly restored original double-cased windows, and all the way to the parquet flooring, no expense was spared to restore the mansion’s genteel former style. Today, Villa Kampffmeyer is a peerless residence, modern but with tremendous historic charm.
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