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Gorgeous apartment in one of the most beautiful houses in downtown Reykjavík for sale

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  • One of the pearls of Þingholtin neighborhood The apartment, as well as the 1907 building has undergone extensive renovation in recent years. Photo/Eignamiðlun.

This stylish apartment in one of the most beautiful houses in the Þingholtin neighborhood is now on the market. The apartment comprises the third floor and attic of a three story wooden building. Built in 1907 Miðstræti 5, is a striking example of the beautiful homes in the oldest neighborhoods of Reykjavík. The third floor location provides a magnificent view of downtown and the small lake Tjörnin and Vesturbærinn neighborhood on its other side.

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Miðstræti 5

The view is spectacular City hall in the centre and Landakotskirkja catholic church. Photo/Eignamiðlun

The apartment is priced at 73.9 million ISK (650,000 USD/620,000 EUR). The apartment itself is 119.8 square meters (1,290 square feet), which does not include the attic, which has been furnished as a large children's room, or storage space in the basement. The total size of the property is 160 square meters (1,720 square feet).

The entire apartment as well as the house have been renovated extensively in the past few years. The apartment has three bedrooms, a smaller room which has been turned into a walk-in closet, a living room and a dining room, a kitchen and a bathroom. The attic has been turned into a large childrens room. The apartment has a large balcony with a stunning view.

The house was built in 1907 by the master carpenter Sveinn of Völundur, and is located in the historic Þingholtin neighborhood, the residential area east of the downtown lake, south of Skólavörðustígur street and west of Hallgrímskirkja church. Standing in the middle of the gorgeous Miðstræti street (see map below), the apartment is less than a five minute walk from downtown with its shops and cafés.

Several embassies and ambassadorial residences are located in this neighborhood: At the end of Miðstræti is the home of the French Ambassador. Just one block to the east of Miðstræti is Hannesarholt, a café/concert space, located in one of the most historic houses of Reykjavík, built by the first Prime Minister of Iceland.

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More information and photos available here.  

Miðstræti 5
The dining room The apartment has its original woodwork. Photo/Eignamiðlun

 

Miðstræti 5
Spacious The apartment has been opened up, creating a bright roomy feel. Photo/Eignamiðlun

 

Miðstræti 5

Living room and lounge area By opening up the rooms all corners of the apartment can enjoy the daylight. Photo/Eignamiðlun

 

Miðstræti 5

Stairway leading up to attic The entire top floor attic has been turned into a giant childrens room and pay area. Photo/Eignamiðlun

 

Miðstræti 5
Entrace The view into the kitchen Photo/Eignamiðlun

 

Miðstræti 5
A small but functional kitchen The cabinets are largely original. Photo/Eignamiðlun

 

Miðstræti 5

Large bath The bathroom has been renovated recently. Photo/Eignamiðlun

 

Miðstræti 5

One of three bedrooms A fourth smaller room has been turned into a walk-in closet. Photo/Eignamiðlun

 

 

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