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NEW SPIRIT OF THE HOUSE

Park Residence at 1 Alfrēda Kalniņa Street is a modern project where the cultural and historical heritage meets a modern aesthetic living area suitable for people living in the city. Here, the functionality interacts with the historical background, hustle and bustle of the city meets tranquil environment creating a new timeless story that will be supplemented by anyone who will find their home in Park Residence.

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE

The house at 1 Alfrēda Kalniņa Street was built in 1895 as part of a unified five-storey residential complex. At first, it acted as a rental house or "furnished rooms” where people of different status were temporarily staying. The architect of the building is Kārlis Johans Felsko, whose most famous projects include Švābes Nams and Jakša Nams located in Riga Town Hall Square (Rātslaukums), a house at 28 Blaumaņa Street and many others. The house was built in the 19th century's way of constructing a complex of buildings around a relatively large courtyard. The facade is decorated with details from a range of renaissance shapes, expressive window aperture edging and stylised balustrade elements. The result is a balanced and artistically expressive design.

STREET

Alfrēda Kalniņa Street was established after tearing down the Old Town gates in the 1860s. It leads to Vērmanes Dārzs Park, and for this reason it was called Mazā Parka Iela (Small Park Street) and Parka Iela (Park Street) in the later period. Alfrēda Kalniņa Street has always attracted both the refined inhabitants of the city centre who appreciate its benefits, the divergent people from border areas and immigrants, thus providing the possibility to observe different contrasts. The street begins at the intersection with Marijas Street, heads westward and ends at the intersection with Krišjāņa Barona Street, opposite to Vērmanes Dārzs Park.  A. Kalniņa Street is 190 metres long and covered with pavement throughout the whole length, thus adding historical atmosphere to the street.