The Berlin Wall Once Ran Through This Historic Estate for Sale

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“Villa Kampffmeyer,” a historic estate in Germany through which the Berlin wall once passed, is on the market for €23 million ($26,275,200), according to press materials.

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Situated within a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the edge of the water distinguishing the boundary between Berlin and Potsdam, the villa, which dates back to 1923, boasts stunning views of two of Prussia’s famed imperial castles.

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The 15,000-square-foot residence, inspired by neoclassical and Baroque architecture styles, sits on two acres and is framed by a portico and a cupola, topped with a statue of the Greek god Hermes.

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Now wonderfully renovated and restored, the estate, distinguished by arched windows and Greek sculptures, was used during the Potsdam Conference in 1945.

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The ground floor is centered around the great hall that features a fireplace and an oak staircase––designed with rich wood paneling and a silk tapestry––that ascends to an upper gallery with a wood beam ceiling displaying carved ornaments.

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The library is designed with an antique stone fireplace, panel parquet flooring, and an ornate coffered golden ceiling.

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Silk wall coverings and panel parquetry adorn the adjacent reception room. Its floor-to-ceiling windows open to a terrace, offering views of Glienicke Bridge and Babelsberg Castle, with steps leading down to the rose garden.

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The garden room has original stone flooring in a checkerboard pattern.

Historic charm is merged with modernity in the kitchen, which blends an oversized dark granite countertop with classic mosaic tiles.

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The upper floor is centered around the gallery, or “The Panorama Room,” with wide windows, opening to the water and Glienicke Bridge, and expansive wall space.

Light grey silk wall coverings and coffered wooden walls exude elegance in the master bedroom, with an en suite dressing room designed with rosewood cabinets.

The master bathroom has original ornamental wall tiles, Belgian granite floor tiles, and stucco frieze.

A private study is adjacent to the master suite.

Gold-colored sheets on the walls define the splendor of the “Golden Bathroom” on the upper level.

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There is additional space on the top floor to add bedrooms and other rooms. An in-home theater and gym are planned to be built on the basement floor.

The listing is held by Jelena Cvjetkovic of Savills.

Images courtesy of 16elements Architekturfotografie

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