Do you wish to live in the historic center of the golden-domed European capital?
Do you cherish the urban silence and the chance to see the sunrise on the cozy terrace of your own apartment?
Do you want to feel happiness knowing that you have the luxury apartment at the very heart of Prague and enjoy walking and cycling down the Vltava River?
Your house of more than 110-year history had a unique reconstruction – the one, that restored the building’s historical look.
High-quality renovation and replacement of all utility systems will let you enjoy the quality and comforts of modern life.
If you get the shell and core apartment, you can make it unique by giving the life to your most daring projects. Your home will be located on a quiet cozy street of old Prague, within walking distance of stunning architectural monuments and historical sites – the Dancing House, Embankment of the Vltava River, the Charles Bridge, the Old Town, the National Theater.
After eventful walks and river cruises you’ll always be able to relax in the numerous cafes and restaurants both lining the river shores and located directly on your street. You can always easily jog, walk and cycle along the cozy shady park avenues near your building. Convenient metro and city tram junctions, located in a 5-minute walk, will save your time while commuting from your home and back.
The building on Gorazdov 333/18 is the embodiment of your dreams of a quality of life. Isn’t it?
Building’s location and history
The house of ribbon development – building No.333 in Nové Město’s national inventory – is located on the eastern side of Gorazdov street, in a block outlined by Gorazdov, Troyanov, Dittrichov and Resslov streets. Gorazdov street is located on the old riverside road running along the Vltava River, in earlier times passing through the historic part of the city called Podskalí. Today this road runs along the Gorazdov street, and down south after the Palacký Square it passes into Podskalská Street. The former single street was cut in two in 1896 after the construction of the Palacký Square. The former Podskalská street was divided into the southern and northern parts. The northern section, the one with the house number 333, after the World War II was renamed in honor of the Czechoslovak Orthodox Church bishop Matěj Pavlík Gorazd (1879-1942), executed by the Germans on a charge of suspected accomplice in the assassination attempt on protector Heydrich.
The first mention of the housing development of the place where house number 333 is now located, dates back to 1394, referring to the purchase of said house by the school rector of “Ze Sv.Mikuláše” school. Historically, the house located there was called “U slunce”, “U Salatů”, “U Hulů”, Rennerov heirs’ mansion (depending on the owners).
The first written source, preserved in the archives of the construction department of the Municipal office of Prague 2, dates from March 1898. From the city administration document we can learn about the sanitary and construction shortcomings of the apartment house of that time, discovered during the inspection, conducted due to the typhus epidemic.
The above mentioned documents draw attention to a general dilapidation of the building and its basic sanitary and technical downsides. It is not clear whether the situation was set straight, however, the house was demolished as part of the ongoing renovation, and in its place in 1905 a new house was built.
Construction plans for a new four-storey neo-baroque building in place of the demolished old one were developed by Prague architect Antonín Souček, who became its first owner. The execution of the construction was offered to the construction company of Josef Herčík.
The next archival references to the house date back to the Protectorate and the World War II. At the end of 1939 Ján Pavlíček, the owner of the house, got permission to redo the layout of a four-room apartment on the second floor along the right wall of the building gable (the plans were developed by the construction company of Králíček and Scholz). The permission was granted with a provision that the forced bathroom ventilation should be constructed and the combustion pressure venting due to the water heating through a light tube to the roof of the house should be made. In 1940, the facade of the house was modified – the permit mentioned the original architectural elements of the facade not to be removed, and as a requirement, it was requested to provide the facade paint samples for approval (with reference to general provisions according to which the narrow street facades and off-street facades were to be painted in light colors, and the use of loud colors and tasteless shades was forbidden). The permit also forbade to place advertisements above the cornice in the border lines on the new facades and use oil paint to paint them (it was considered tasteless and impenetrable); white paint was recommended for painting windows. The last document of the war dates from 1941, when the printing house of Alois Ganka was located at the address.
The first document after the end of the World War II dates from 1952, the times when the building has already passed into municipal ownership (after its expropriation by the communist regime). The changes affected an originally large apartment on the 3rd floor, cut into two apartments with a common hallway and two private hallways with the help of light partitions. In March 1959, the offices of the secretariat of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, located on the 2nd floor, were converted into three apartments – with the minor changes in the layout, building the new partitions, bricking up the old doors and laying out the new ones.
In the seventies the house was repeatedly refurbished.
Regarding the eighties, there are no archival references to the building conversion. The next conversion dates back to the nineties, when the house was again privately owned.
In the 21st century, the building got completely modernized, including the lift construction, designed and implemented in the room originally intended for pantry. In the following year, the lift was put into service, factoring in the reconstruction of the lift tower’s roof (an additional permit was issued for the flat roof construction).
The last reconstruction of the building was completed in 2016-2017 consisting of replacement of all utility systems and installing the new modern lift. According to the issued construction permit, 6th and 7th stories were added to a house, the building’s structure and inter-floor covering were reinforced.
On the first basement floor there are garage boxes, on the second basement floor – comfortable pantries (crypts) reserved for each apartment.
Under the requirements of the Historic preservation office of the city of Prague, the building got its original historical appearance, the colors of the facade, the lobby and common areas were restored.
The house was commissioned in August 2017.