Wake up to the shadows of rustling trees, to the distant sound of the busy city. That is what mornings are like in Rezidence Soběslavská 21. The building is part of a quiet area of Prague’s Vinohrady district, a neighbourhood with an aura of prestige.
Of course the trees that fringe the `block of flats will not be the inhabitants only contact with nature. The courtyard hides a garden on a slight southern slope, which offers an original design of the common space.
What if you decide to venture out from the Rezidence? The neighbourhood offers possibilities like few others, perhaps because Vinohrady was once the fourth largest city in the Czech lands, thus it has everything one needs.
The civic amenities include nursery, elementary and several high schools within a reasonable distance. All kinds of restaurants, fitness centres, the nearby Centrum Flora shopping centre and the nearby parks, for example, are where the residents will write the daily stories of their lives.
But make no mistake; you can get to the city centre from this quiet neighbourhood in just a few moments. It only takes ten minutes by tram to get to Náměstí Míru or to the legendary Vinhrady Theatre for some culture. In pleasant weather, however, you may prefer to walk to the centre. A stroll along Vinohradská třída can easily compete with any architectural tour. You can admire a myriad of historicised styles of architecture along its entire four kilometres.