17. October 2018
Svoboda & Williams, the project’s exclusive agent, is launching the sale of 39 alpine-style apartments situated in the attractive location of Harrachov, a picturesque resort town in the Krkonoše Mountains. The Trio Harrachov project, which consists of three apartment buildings, will be set in a peaceful valley of the Kamenice River just a few steps from a ski slope, cross-country trails, and bike paths.
Thanks to their location, the Trio Harrachov apartments are an ideal second home for outdoorsy types and nature lovers. They are also a comfortable alternative to a cabin or chalet in the mountains. Situated in a renowned Krkonoše resort that offers a wide spectrum of services and sports activities for the whole family year-round (including a golf course, tennis courts, or a rope park). Ideally suited as rental apartments, they are therefore a perfect investment opportunity. The project was designed by the archiSPACE s.r.o. studio, which deftly incorporated contemporary elements with the typical architecture of the Krkonoše region. The trio of houses thus boasts a freshly modern yet traditional look.
Each house includes 13 cozy, mostly south or southeast-facing apartments with layouts ranging from studios to two-bedrooms, and floor areas from 25 to 88 sq. m. Most have a balcony or a terrace and their own parking space, and boast views of the Kamenice River and the opposite forested hillside. The units are sold in a finished state, including triple-glazed insulated windows, high quality wooden floors, and security doors.
The first mountain residence will be completed in the fall of 2019, the remaining two will be finished in the spring of 2021.
Official website of the Trio Harrachov project
15. October 2018
Svoboda & Williams Exclusively Appointed to Sell Apartments in the Orelská 13 Residential Project in Vršovice
Svoboda & Williams was retained on an exclusive basis to broker the sale of apartments in the Orelská 13 residential project: a fully renovated Art Nouveau building in the old part of Vršovice, a few steps from náměstí Svatopluka Čecha square.
In the last decade, the Prague neighborhood of Vršovice gradually transformed itself into a dynamic part of town with a vibrant cultural and social life. The Orelská 13 residential project is continuing this trend. The Art Nouveau building from 1911 with a peaceful courtyard full of greenery was reconstructed according to a study by architect Tereza Čudová Ajmová (www.ta-architektura.cz). Architect Jindřich Starý (www.rangherka5.cz) designed the two atypical attic apartments. All of the improvements are based on the best architectural practices from the early 20th century while meeting the demands of contemporary urban living standards.
The Orelská 13 residence features 15 one-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 40 sq. m. to 58 sq. m., two larger apartments (one-bedroom and two-bedroom) with their own gardens, and two newly built attic apartments with galleries and terraces that face the courtyard. The project also includes a freestanding garden house with a surrounding plot in the courtyard. The units have smart layouts, replicas of original casement windows with insulated glass, replicas of double-wing entrance doors, and central heating. Each apartment comes with a storage unit in the cellar. The building will be completely refurbished, updated, and rewired, a new elevator will be installed, and the common areas and garden will be renovated.
Due to the prevalence of smaller sized apartments, Orelská 13 is ideally suited for individuals and couples who are drawn to and inspired by the unique atmosphere and endless lifestyle opportunities that Vršovice has to offer. The residence is situated on a quiet street just a few steps away from náměstí Svatopluka Čecha square, with a park and the Functionalist church of St. Václav, designed by the legendary architect Josef Gočár. Nearby Moskevská Avenue, which is full of restaurants, cafes, and shops, was revitalized in 2014 and is now the social center of Vršovice. Moskevská is connected to Heroldovy sady park and the reconstructed Rangherka House, also known as the Vršovice Castle, as well as the celebrated Krymská Street, which the The New York Times calls one of the 12 most popular streets in Europe. With its interesting network of cafes, bars, and galleries, it is a unique cultural microcosm.
The apartments will be offered in the white walls state (prior to the completion of the final surfaces) with the exception of the attic units, which will be move-in ready. The handover of the apartments is scheduled for March 2019 (1st phase – 1st to 5th floor), and October 2019 (2nd phase – attic apartments and apartments with gardens).
15. October 2018
Svoboda & Williams is the first Czech real estate agency to present a new project - the Šárecký dvůr residential park - in virtual and augmented reality. Svoboda & Williams will use virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in its marketing campaigns for select projects in the future.
Imagine that you are entering into your new apartment. It’s not built yet, but you can walk through it and see and sense what the individual rooms are really like. You can look through the various standards and observe and compare colors, materials, etc. This gives you the opportunity to change the architect’s or designer’s plans that you don’t like and that you wouldn’t catch on a 2D plan or visualization. VR will help you save time and money.
“The opportunity to simulate physical presence in an as yet non-existent space makes virtual reality an ideal tool that facilitates communication between the architect, developer, real estate agency and clients, who may have a hard time imagining what a space looks like,” explains Marian Kolev, Marketing Director at Svoboda & Williams. “What’s more, augmented reality (AR) offers even more possibilities to scroll through user-friendly virtual models on a cell phone or tablet.”
VR is revolutionizing the real estate business. It enables the “physical” presentation of projects that are in the preparation phase and exist only “on paper,” including virtual apartment home-staging. It allows clients to go on a “real” visit to their future home, helping them decide whether to buy it or not. It allows developers and real estate companies to sell a higher number of properties in the pre-sale phase.
„Apartments in new residential projects have up to now been sold solely based on their listings ‘on paper,‘ almost like blind buys,“ says Marian Kolev. „The Šárecký dvůr VR presentation has persuaded us that virtual reality has a high added value in terms of real estate marketing, and so, from now on, for select larger projects it will be part of our standard offer of marketing services starting in the pre-sale phase.“
More about the presentation of real estate projects in AR and VR
24. September 2018
On the basis of an exclusive instruction, Svoboda & Williams has launched the sale of apartments in the Záběhlické výhledy (Záběhlice Vistas) residential project. This unique minimalist style residence is set in an older neighborhood of Prague 10. With charming views of the green valley of the Botič Creek, it offers peaceful living combined with today's high housing standards.
The Záběhlické výhledy project will consist of a modern tiered building located on a slope of the Botič valley in a historic part of Záběhlice. The building is situated on Dolní Chaloupky Lane, which has a peaceful atmosphere that is underscored by the ubiquitous greenery. The residence will offer 8 one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment units, ranging in size from 58.6 to 101 sq. m. On the ground floor, there will be 10 garage parking spaces. Each apartment has its own south-facing terrace (6.9 to 37.9 sq. m.) as well as a cellar storage unit. The apartments range in price from 6.6 to 11.8 million Czech crowns.
The neighborhood offers a wide spectrum of services, including kindergartens, elementary schools, shops, playgrounds, and sporting facilities. Future residents will also appreciate the location’s easy access to the center of Prague by car or by public transport – the bus stop is a three-minute walk away. Those who seek an active lifestyle will have plenty of opportunity to go on hikes and bike rides around the Hamr pond park or along the Greenway Botič recreational path.
The Záběhlické výhledy project is being built by the ED Development & Engineering s.r.o. company and is sold exclusively by Svoboda & Williams. The scheduled date of completion is spring 2019.
More about the project: Záběhlické výhledy
12. September 2018
Svoboda & Williams has been retained on an exclusive basis to arrange for the sale of 39 alpine-style apartments situated in the attractive location of Harrachov, a picturesque resort town in the Krkonoše Mountains. The Trio Harrachov project, which consists of three apartment buildings, will be set in a peaceful valley of the Kamenice River just a few steps from a ski slope, cross-country trails, and bike paths.
Thanks to their location, the Trio Harrachov apartments are a perfect second home for outdoorsy types and nature lovers. Situated in a renowned Krkonoše resort that offers a wide spectrum of services and sports activities for the whole family year-round (including a golf course, tennis courts, or a rope park), these apartments are a great alternative to a country cottage or a cabin. The project was designed by the ArchiSPACE studio, which deftly added contemporary elements to the typical architecture of the Krkonoše region. The trio of houses thus boasts a freshly modern yet traditional look.
Each house includes 13 cozy, mostly south or southeast-facing apartments with layouts ranging from studios to two-bedrooms and floor areas from 25 to 88 sq. m. Most units have a balcony or a front garden and their own parking space. They boast views of the Kamenice River and the opposite forested hillside. Each apartment comes with a cellar unit that is well suited for storing sports equipment. They will be sold in a finished state, including triple-glazed insulated windows, high quality wooden floors, and security doors.
“The Trio Harrachov apartments are an ideally located weekend mountain getaway for active families and individuals, who like to ride their bikes, go hiking, cross-country skiing, or play other sports. Their great potential as rental properties makes them an interesting investment,” says Jan Mráz, Senior Agent at Svoboda & Williams.
The first mountain residence will be completed in the fall of 2019, the remaining two will be finished in the spring of 2021. The sale of apartments in the first residence will be launched in October 2018.
Official project website: Trio Harrachov
14. August 2018
Svoboda & Williams real estate has published the first volume of its Market Report which will biannually analyze the developments in the premium segment of the Prague residential market.
"For quite a long time, we have been considering how best to work with the data on the real estate deals that our business is constantly generating. Finally, we have decided, in the name of transparency, to publish the non-sensitive part of this data regularly, in the form of the Market Report. Alongside the raw data itself, the Market Report, of course, also includes our interpretations and comments – simply put, it is a view of the real estate market through our eyes," says Prokop Svoboda, Managing Partner of Svoboda & Williams.
Released twice a year, each volume of the Svoboda & Williams Market Report will focus on the past two quarters. Close attention will be paid to the rental market in Prague, which has recently been undergoing a considerable revival. Aiming to achieve an accurate interpretation of the development of the rental market, Svoboda & Williams has been using the S&W + VŠE Rental Price Index, an analytical tool that the company developed in cooperation with the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics at the University of Economics in Prague. Crucially, the Market Report only works with data concerning realized, not advertized, prices.
The current issue of the Market Report is dedicated to:
- The gradual rationalization of the property demand in the second quarter 2018
- The widening of the offer of new apartments and resales
- The impact of the Czech National Bank’s restrictions on the real estate market
- The rise of rental housing
- The influence of the cultural & gastronomic scene on residential development in Prague 7
13. August 2018
At www.svoboda-williams.com you may now use our new Watchdog service, which constantly monitors our real estate offers and sends you automatic notifications of new or repriced offers according to the filters you have selected.
Monitoring the real estate market and searching for properties and apartments is a tedious process. Moreover, sometimes it can happen that you blink and the “perfect” property for you is gone. This is the reason that Svoboda & Williams has created a service that will monitor our real estate offers 24 hours a day for you. As soon as a new listing that fulfills your requirements appears, you will receive an e-mail notification.
Using Watchdog is easy: just select the basic parameters of the property you are looking for (location, size, price range, etc.) and choose how often you want to receive e-mails. You can also set up multiple parallel Watchdogs with different filters, which will help you monitor the corresponding property types.
19. June 2018
The sale of boutique apartments in Vila Hodkovičky has been launched and will be handled exclusively by Svoboda & Williams. The elegant villa, situated in an attractive neighborhood of Prague surrounded by greenery, includes 13 modern apartments that will be move-in ready by the end of the year.
The new residential project whose timeless architecture is the work of the P6PA+Architects studio, is located in one of Prague’s most peaceful quarters, at the edge of the beautiful Hodkovičky villa neighborhood. The building includes underground parking, an elevator, and private gardens. Its bright and comfortable apartments range from studios to three-bedroom layouts whose floor areas are from 44 to 108 sq. m. The villa is made up of two connected sections of different heights: the larger section with its square-shaped floor-plan has 10 apartments and five floors while the smaller section has an elongated, rectangular floor plan and three townhouse apartments. Five ground-level apartments have private gardens that are partially fringed by mature trees. The price of each apartment includes a parking space and a cellar unit, as well as a place where residents can wash their dogs and bikes.
The apartments let in a lot of light through their large floor-to-ceiling windows and are sold in a finished state. New owners will then complete the final interior details according to their tastes. The prices of the apartments range from 4.4 to 12 million CZK including VAT, which corresponds to 95 000 to 115 000 CZK per square meter of floor area.
The final approval of Vila Hodkovičky is expected by the end of November 2018. Starting on August 1st, prospective buyers will be able to view a fully furnished show flat.
Official website of the project: Vila Hodkovičky
23. May 2018
Tereza Štěrbová is the new head of the Brno branch of Svoboda & Williams. Her team has been newly joined by Lukáš Habas and Anna Hloušková.
Newly overseeing Svoboda & Williams’s business in the Moravian region and the company’s Brno branch is Tereza Štěrbová. Ever since joining Svoboda & Williams in February 2015, her specialization has been properties in Brno and its surroundings. Before joining the company she worked in the banking sector (ČMSS and Hypoteční banka) and in education. She gained further professional experience in sales during her three-years working stay in the USA.
Lukáš Habas, who was hired for the position of a real estate consultant, focuses on mediating sales of residential and commercial properties as well as searching for suitable acquisition opportunities for investors and developers. Before joining Svoboda & Williams, he worked at the Welfare Advisory consulting company and at Fincentrum.
Another new addition to the Brno team is Anna Hloušková. She specializes in property rentals in the South Moravian region. Before joining Svoboda & Williams, she worked in education.
16. May 2018
Brought to the market by Svoboda & Williams, the intimate residential project of Vila Hodkovičky offers attractive, family-friendly housing in a pleasant, tranquil Prague location.
Vila Hodkovičky offers a total of 13 apartments which range from studios to three-bedroom layouts whose floor areas are between 41 to 104 sq.m. Worth a special mention are three duplex apartments, each of which has its own private garden. The prices of the apartments range between 4.4 and 12 million CZK including VAT, which corresponds to 95 000 to 105 000 CZK per sq.m. of floor area. The price of each apartment includes an underground parking space.
Situated on a hillside of the Vltava river valley, between Braník and Modřany, the peaceful Prague quarter of Hodkovičky is characterized by plenty of greenery, low urban density and easy access to the city center. Thanks to this desirable mix, the Vila Hodkovičky will surely be of interest to those longing to escape the hustle and bustle of the city center while keeping it close at hand.
The villa exhibits an intriguing architectural face. It consists of two connected prisms of different heights – the larger and higher part of the structure has five floors and faces the street while the lower part only has two floors and features a roof covered with greenery under which the duplex apartments are situated. The ground floor of the building is partly embedded in the terrain, which is why the entrance is placed at the level of the first floor. The project was designed by the P6PA+Architects studio, whose portfolio comprises a number of smaller residential projects whose architecture respects the context of their surrounding buildings.
"Vila Hodkovičky is an excellent option for those looking for peaceful living in a location with low traffic density and ubiquitous greenery – especially for families with children. This target group is reflected in the prices of the apartments – despite the project's high quality and – in the context of the capital city – unique location, the purchase prices do not exceed the current Prague average," says Prokop Svoboda, the Managing Partner of Svoboda & Williams. The sale of the 13 apartment units in the Vila Hodkovičky project will be launched in mid-June 2018.
Official website of the Vila Hodkovičky project.