More than 700 years of history!
The future owner of this unique roof-top apartment in the heart of Vienna will not only buy 347 m2 (3,735 ft2) of intimacy, but a new way of life! Continue making history!
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No. 12 Bäckerstraße is a special jewel of early Gothic origin. This four-storey listed town house has the unusual house sign “Where the cow plays a board game”. Partly hidden behind the wall painting, which shows a bespectacled cow playing a board game with a fox, is a romantic legendary gem dating back to the second half of the 16th century.
The early Gothic core consisting of the stone arched portal with a large entrance and six pointed and arched windows with red joint painting comes from the 2nd half of the 13th century. Even the bricks in the courtyard and a wall section with original early Gothic plasterwork date from this period.
In the second half of the 16th century, the flat oriel which rests on the stone consoles was created along with the stone art. In the 4th quarter of the 17th century the articulated façade with its grooved base area was constructed. Furthermore during this period the window axes, which appear to be vertically pulled together by the parapet window frames, were built.
In the more than 700 years of this historic town house’s existence, less than 40 persons/families were owners.
The first registered proprietor was the mayor of Vienna, Chunrad Vorlauf, who owned this house until 1386. Seven more owners are registered until the 16th century. The house sign “Where the cow plays a board game” has decorated the house since the first half of the 16th century and, according to a legend, it was finished on behalf of the owner at that time – namely the Viennese municipal judge, Hieronymus Kuh (cow).
By the middle of the 19th century the house had had 15 owners, including several noblemen. Up until the purchase and restauration of the town house by family-owned Consentia in 2010, a further 13 changes of ownership took place.
Directly accessed by the elevator the first level opens up a very spacious living and dining area with overlying gallery and a cathedral-like ceiling with a room height up to 5.40 m. Through intelligent window solutions and the light headroom the living room is flooded with light and yet hidden and completely invisible from the outside. The built-in kitchen in the L-shaped living room, two bedrooms, each with private en-suite bathroom and some adjoining rooms offer exclusive comfort at this level.
The second level offers plenty of space for personal development: on the gallery, a library or music room can be furnished as well as an office; the back area is ideal for a private spa with a gym, a sauna and bathroom. The secluded terrace at this level offers plenty of space for quiet relaxation in the sun. From here, stairs lead to the large rooftop terrace with great views over the roofs of the old town of Vienna.
Exquisite oak parquet flooring, high-quality stoneware and stylish bathroom equipment with Villeroy & Boch sanitary facilities and Dornbracht fittings fulfil living requirements at the highest level. Facilities include floor heating, air conditioning, electric sun blinds, BUS-system, alarm system, video intercom, telephone/internet connection and satellite receiver system.
Understatement - you wouldn't guess it from the street, but this nondescript building contains a microcosm of modernity. Individual living experiences are cultivated here at the highest level.
The first district is not only the historic centre of Vienna but also a UNESCO world heritage site. It features the Viennese Opera House, numerous historical places and has real old-world charm. Graben and Kärntner Straße are the top addresses in Vienna, favoured by luxury boutiques and top brand outlets.
Located at the heart of the city in the midst of the early medieval old town Bäckerstraße is only 350 metres away from St. Stephen's Cathedral and a five minutes’ walk away from the luxurious shopping miles. Here you will find the best preserved Renaissance town houses of Vienna's city centre with impressive portals, insignia and house signs. The name is due to the former inhabitants, who mainly belonged to the profession of baker.
In this residential one-way street, you can enjoy complete tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of city and the tourist tracks. At desire for activity you will find traditional restaurants, a young gallery, Vienna's largest indoor climbing hall, hairdressing salons, some hip boutiques and the Austrian Academy of Sciences just in front of the door.
Within easy walking distance there are star-rated gourmet restaurants, public transportation (metro and bus lines), parking garages as well as the Stadtpark, rich with monuments and statues.