$1.5 Million Homes in Prague

$1.5 Million Homes in Prague


This three-bedroom loft-style apartment is on the ninth floor of a 14-story former aircraft parts factory built in 1925. The industrial building, in Prague’s southern Modrany district, has been renovated and transformed into the Vanguard, a luxury loft complex with a car lift, concierge services, a rooftop terrace with a sauna, and a wellness center with a glass pool in a revamped nuclear bunker.

Modrany, a Prague suburb on the banks of the Vltava river, has been undergoing a revival in recent years with new development and planned transport links. While industrial in nature, the area is close to green space and a riverfront promenade that is part of the city’s popular A2 bike path. Public transportation, including bus and tram lines, carries commuters to downtown Prague in around 30 minutes. The new metro D line, scheduled for completion in 2029, has a planned station in the area.

Size: 1,022 square feet

Price per square foot: $1,467

Indoors: The 1,022-square-foot apartment, one of 150 spaces in this building of custom lofts, offers privacy while maintaining the open concept of loft design. The unit was designed to be adaptable to a family’s changing needs. It can be sold furnished.

A large door opens into the entrance hall, which has a terrazzo floor with large chunks of marble. On the left is a hidden door that opens into a spacious walk-in closet and an adjoined home office with a washing machine. The adjacent kitchen blends into the open dining room and living area with tall concrete ceilings and a wall of glass that opens onto a terrace.

A floating staircase with a netted railing has a children’s slide to its right and a hidden area for playing underneath. The children’s bedrooms are accessible through a door in the kitchen as well as a hidden door in the gallery. A study and play area is also on the lower level, with a glass partition leading to a bathroom on one end and the terrace on the other. The staircase leads up to a gallery intended as a children’s play room with bookshelves and a foldout desk. The primary bedroom is accessible from the gallery through a glass partition. Its color scheme, along with that of the en suite bathroom, is darker to create a sense of intimacy.

Outdoor space: A spacious terrace is off the living room and the children’s bedroom. The building also offers a shared rooftop terrace.

Costs: Annual property taxes of about $215, plus a monthly maintenance fee of about $765

Contact: Jiri Caudr, PSN s.r.o, Jiri.caudr@psn.cz | Vanguard Prague

This two-bedroom, two-and-half-bath apartment is steps from Prague Castle, in the heart of the city’s historic Mala Strana district. The second-floor unit is one of 17 homes inside a reimagined six-level Renaissance burgher house from the 16th century, built on the site of a famed brewery, then rebuilt in its Classicist style in the early 19th century. The apartment was designed by Prague architectural studio Formafatal.

Mala Strana, or Lesser Town, is a picturesque district known for its narrow windy lanes and Baroque facades including the dominant St. Nicholas Church. Located on the district’s Valdstejnske Square, the building is near the Czech Senate and Chamber of Deputies, Prague Castle and its palace gardens, and to Charles Bridge, Kampa Park and Petrin Gardens. The Malostranska metro station and tram stops are also a short walk away.

Size: 1,263 square feet

Price per square foot: $1,297

Indoors: The apartment opens into an entrance hall with chevron patterned oak floors that run throughout. There is a bathroom on the left and a bedroom with a bathroom on the right. This is followed by a walk-in closet or dressing room that leads into the primary bathroom, adjoined to the primary bedroom on the apartment’s north side.

A doorway at the end of the entry hall is framed in a light-colored sandstone sourced from a quarry in Bozanov, on the Czech-Poland border. The framed entry leads into the spacious open living room and alcove kitchen area, with direct views of Prague Castle.

Outdoor space: A private inner courtyard includes a stone fountain and greenery. The original paving, including tiles, has been preserved.

This detached villa, built in 1929 for a renowned psychologist and his wife, is spread across three floors with a separate apartment on the ground floor. Located in Prague’s Liben district, the property sits on a gentle slope in a leafy residential area.

Liben is home to plenty of green spaces including Bila Skala, a protected area that sits along the right bank of the river. It is across the river from the arts district of Holesovice, and to the east of Troja, home to Prague Zoo and the baroque Troja Château. There are several public transportation options in the area, including the Okrouhlicka tram stop and two metro lines. The trip from the villa to Prague’s historic center is around 30 minutes.

Size: 3,530 square feet

Price per square foot: $433

Indoors: The house is separated from the street by a brick privacy wall. Through the entry gate, a set of stairs leads down to the main entrance. The first floor has a kitchen, dining room and light-filled living room with access to one of the home’s two balconies. The second floor has three bedrooms, storage rooms and a bathroom. One of the bedrooms has French doors leading to the second balcony. A staircase leads up to the rooftop terrace.

The ground-floor apartment, equivalent to a one-bedroom, can be reached by a set of stairs from the main house, or through a separate entrance. While well maintained, the house could benefit from a renovation. The floors are parquet and tile. The original wooden casement windows contribute to its distinct character.

There are two separate garages, with 270 and 290 square feet.

Outdoor space: The villa, set on a fifth of an acre, has a garden with mature trees. Hanging vines grow on the railings of outdoor staircases and the home’s privacy wall, giving the property a lush feel. In addition to the two small balconies, there is a 667-square-foot rooftop terrace with views that include Liben Château.

Costs: Annual property taxes are around $200.

Contact: Alzbeta Dlouha, Engel & Volkers Prague, +420-233-091-011

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