Prague’s Divoká Šárka will soon be home to Czechia’s most desirable apartments

Premium homes will be built within walking distance of a protected area in Prague 6, offering all the perks of Prague in a glorious natural setting.

William Nattrass

Written by William Nattrass Published on 20.06.2023 17:00:00 (updated on 14.11.2023) Reading time: 4 minutes

Asked about their favorite park in Prague, many locals will respond that it’s Divoká Šárka, the rugged and wild nature reserve located on the north-western edge of the city. Other green areas in the Czech capital offer a calm atmosphere or beautiful scenery, but Divoká Šárka is unmatched for the sheer grandeur and variety of the natural environment.

Divoká Šárka’s nature reserve status protects its unique geological formations from urban development. As a result, the park and its surroundings provide a true countryside atmosphere in a location with all the convenience of close proximity to the city center.

Now, a premium housing project is being developed on the edge of the reservation by Crestyl Real Estate, experienced developers responsible for various desirable residential projects in Prague such as the renowned DOCK in Libeň. Šárka Valley may be Crestyl’s most spectacular project to date, offering apartments built in harmony with the natural surroundings.

An oasis of beauty

The Šárka Valley project will create a range of modern living spaces designed to fit in seamlessly with the unique environment of Divoká Šárka. Stone facades and wooden terraces with elegant glass railings will surround a landscaped central square featuring boulders, water features, and wildflowers.

The location will provide a quality of life not often found in Prague or in other large cities. Every day on the way to work, school or the shops, residents will hear the songs of the dozens of species of birds that call Divoká Šárka home. In the evening, they’ll be able to enjoy a family picnic in the park’s wild meadows or a reinvigorating cycle ride on its many bike paths.

Meanwhile, the project is located within a short distance of Prague’s public transport network. With Prague Castle and the rest of the city center just a short tram ride away, the project will provide a unique combination of countryside calm with inner city convenience.

Šárka Valley represents the perfect fusion of two worlds. On one hand, you have the magnificent nature reserve in Prague, offering an abundance of walking and mountain biking trails. On the other hand, just a few minutes away, you’ll find excellent restaurants, bustling farmers markets, convenient access to the airport, and renowned international schools,” says Simon Johnson, Crestyl Real Estate Managing Director.

“This location truly stands out as a unique gem, with no other project in Prague 6 or the entire city of Prague quite like it.”

Premium apartments for quality living

Šárka Valley is all about quality of life. That means beautiful indoor spaces to complement the stunning outdoor setting, and Crestyl has partnered with Loxia architectural studio as well as exclusive European brands and design studios to create tasteful and timeless spaces that exude prestige.

Future residents don’t just have the opportunity to buy their dream home; they also have the chance to help craft it. Personalization is a core element of modern luxury, and Crestyl gives house buyers the chance to change layouts to suit their needs and preferences.

“The project is currently in its initial stages, which allows us to be highly adaptable to client preferences,” says Johnson. “We provide customizable ‘packages’ where clients can select from a range of flooring options or make changes to the bathrooms. Additionally, we have meticulously prepared possibilities for combining two apartments into a distinctive penthouse, offering a truly unique living space.”

On the other hand, the project is designed to meet client’s wishes without significant customization thanks to the wide range of apartments on offer, from sweeping penthouses to smaller flats.

“Our primary aim is to deliver the highest standard possible, ensuring that our clients receive the very best available on the market, minimizing the need for further modifications. Every apartment is equipped with air conditioning, electric blinds, elegant wooden floors, and premium bathroom fixtures, reflecting our commitment to providing exceptional quality,” explains Johnson.

Apartments at Šárka Valley are already available for purchase. Construction works are set to begin in spring 2024, with the new homes expected to be completed by the end of 2026.

Divoká Šárka’s wild romance

Divoká Šárka is a traditional outdoor leisure destination for Prague residents. In addition to steep gorges and peaks, the park features natural swimming pools fed by the Šárecký brook. The history of human settlements in the reservation goes back a long way, with a Slavic hillfort located on Kozák rock as early as the eighth century.

Opinions differ as to how the area got its name. Some claim the forests nearby were associated with the old Czech legend of Šárka and Ctirad. Others suggest that “Šárka” derives from the word “šarý” or “šerý”, meaning “dark” and representing the area’s shadowy gorges.

A distinctive landscape, variety of outdoor activities and intriguing history make Divoká Šárka a Prague location like no other. Now, Crestyl is creating a one-of-a-kind opportunity for lovers of Prague and lovers of the great outdoors to find their perfect home, marrying the magic of Prague with the tranquility of nature.

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