Enduring Elegance

18. July 2018

Defined by elegant, exclusive homes set in generous gardens, Hamburg’s western suburbs have succeeded in retaining their unique appeal – both in terms of architecture and atmosphere. Be it Blankenese with its stepped alleyways or Othmarschen with its idyllic riverside beach, each has its own distinct appeal. The finest, though, is undoubtedly Nienstedten. Situated just a short hop from the river Elbe, it is a rare blend of historic charm and contemporary lifestyle – a former farming and fishing village boasting a picturesque market square surrounded by attractive shops, a community in which different generations come together, and a family-friendly magnet for those wanting the quiet of the countryside in the city.

On a large corner plot in this highly sought-after neighbourhood, RALF SCHMITZ is developing an ensemble whose tasteful architecture echoes the aesthetic charm of bygone eras and blends seamlessly with the surrounding properties. Topped with mansard roofs, the four townhouses and one villa boast façades of warm red clinker brick, framed at the gable ends by white wooden fascias and structured by green-shuttered multi-pane windows, including some that reach from floor to ceiling.

Stadthäuser Hamburg
Elegant villa in Nienstedten, Hamburg
Facing south and west, the tree-lined gardens are guaranteed to please sun-seekers and keen gardeners alike.

Inside, too, each of these five homes is beautifully thought out: with an impressive 420 square metres of usable floor/ living space and up to five bedrooms, the villa is ideal for the larger family, offering levels of space seldom seen in luxury Nienstedten new-builds. The romantic bay and adjacent terrace, meanwhile, overlook a south-facing garden in which mature trees afford ample shade for al fresco summer brunching.

Nienstedten itself offers everything a modern family could wish for – a first-class suburban location with good transport links to the city centre, quiet streets, excellent nurseries, and schools within cycling distance. In addition, numerous clubs, a variety of leisure activities and an attractive range of shops are all within easy reach.

In the spirit of the RALF SCHMITZ architecture, the five buildings in Charlotte-Niese-Strasse / Gerstenbergstrasse are steeped in the architectural splendor of bygone times. Refinedly translated into the present and furnished with contemporary technical and aesthetic standards, one can assume a very special living experience in the idyllic ensemble for which our traditional company stands .