Development company V Invest has completed Phase 1 of its Jinonice Courtyard (Jinonický Dvůr) residential project which marries original elements of a historic monument with modern 21st-century housing. In Phase I, a total of 20 modern 3- and 4-room flats ranging from 69 m2 to 123 m2 of floor area, have been built in close vicinity to Jinonice Chateau, a historic monument dating from the 17th century. More than two thirds of the flats have already been sold. New tenants were able to start moving in before the end of last year. As of October, Phase II has been underway to build 46 atypical flats, studios, and commercial premises in the very building of Jinonice Chateau by Autumn 2022.
Phase I flats have been built in place of a historic barn dating from the era when the chateau was owned by the Schwarzenberg family. MS Architects studio, which has been involved in the refurbishment of the entire Jinonice Courtyard, worked with heritage protection authorities and designed a residential house inspired by the original farm building. “The new building restores the historic look of Jinonice Chateau while clearly admitting its modern origin. The flats are located in two three-storey buildings where we have leveraged their respective unique advantages. Ground-floor flats feature generously sized front gardens with a view of Jinonice Chateau, free of disturbance in the enclosed compound. First-floor flats each boast a balcony or a terrace whereas second-floor flats offer abundant storage space, with bedrooms and living rooms sun-lit through large dormer windows facing the historic chateau,” describes Jaroslav Vondřička, partner and director, V Invest, adding that all units are fitted with air conditioning to guarantee comfort in the summer months. All flat owners will also be able to use underground parking places and storage units with direct access to the respective buildings. Phase I also included a visual connection of the main building of the chateau and the new building with a standalone building in the western section of the compound offering a maisonette with a large terrace.