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13. May 2022

The Final Approval Process for the Slávičie Residence Now Has a Date

The beginning of the final approval process is set for the last day of May, but it's likely that the apartments in the newly built villas will be approved before summer 2022.

The final approval of the four newly built apartment villas is fast approaching. Currently, the exteriors, common green areas, outdoor parking spaces, and the gated complex's private driveway are complete.

The Slávičie residences are surrounded by mature trees in a neighborhood with a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. Each of the villas has the same layout and offers apartments suitable for families, couples, and individuals. Identical three-bedroom apartments are on the second and third floors, and on the top floor you will find an exclusive one-bedroom apartment with a terrace that faces three cardinal directions. The first floors will offer non-residential premises, which can be used as apartments or offices. Secure parking and cellar storage units are in the basement.

More information about the project.        

The Final Approval Process for the Slávičie Residence Now Has a Date

02. May 2022

Jackson Pollock’s Number 31 Painting for Sale Again After Sixteen years

The masterpiece by the abstract artist Jackson Pollock entitled Number 31, painted in the year 1949, is one of the defining modern artworks of the 20th century. Christie’s will exclusively offer it in its May auction in New York. The painting has spent the last sixteen years in a private collection and is estimated to be worth 45 million dollars.

Christie’s auction house will sell Pollock’s painting Number 31 during its 20th Century Evening Sale event, which will be held on May 12th at Rockefeller Plaza in New York. Painted in 1949, the work is one of the best examples of Pollock’s famous expressionist drip paintings, representing a pivotal moment in the development of 20th century art. The painting has been part of a private collection since 2006.

Pollock created Number 31 in a flurry of artistic creativity at the end of 1949 and the work was then exhibited with Pollock’s art dealer, Betty Parsons, later that same year. Critics immediately hailed it as “the best painting he has yet done.” The 78.7 x 57.2 cm work has been shown in many important exhibits, including the 1967 Jackson Pollock retrospective at MoMa in New York.

Jackson Pollock’s Number 31 Painting for Sale Again After Sixteen years

05. April 2022

Svoboda & Williams to Exclusively Sell the New Apartments in the Penati Golf Resort

This premium project located in Šajdíkove Humence, only an hour’s drive from either Bratislava or Brno, offers private living with direct access to and views of a lake and a celebrated 36-hole golf course.

 New-build apartments in a timeless style with layouts ranging from 33 sq. m. to 157 sq. m. will be added to Svoboda & Williams’ portfolio. Situated in the Penati Golf Resort, their owners will be able to enjoy biking, Nordic walking, hiking, water biking, boating, and tennis, in addition to golf. The complex also includes a children’s playground and a restaurant. The building consists of two ground floor apartments with terraces and front gardens, three apartments with terraces on the first floor, and one spacious penthouse on the top floor. This modern residence lies on the shores of a lake with a private residents only beach.

The apartment house provides direct views of the lake and an interior connected to the exterior. The rooftop penthouses are sold fully furnished with premium Italian furniture by the Minotti and Poliform brands and boast direct access from the elevator for an extra level of comfort. The eco-friendly building is made of custom-created CLT panels in combination with high-quality natural materials. 

More information about the Penati Golf Resort.

Svoboda & Williams to Exclusively Sell the New Apartments in the Penati Golf Resort

23. March 2022

Christie’s to Auction Andy Warhol’s Legendary Shot Sage Blue Marilyn Portrait

Christie’s auction house will offer Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe portrait this May. One of the most iconic paintings in history and an example of the visual power that Warhol’s artworks still exude, the portrait’s estimated worth may be up to 200 million dollars and has the potential to be the most expensive 20th century artwork sold at auction.

Along with his Campbell’s Soup Cans, the portrait of Marilyn Monroe is one of Andy Warhol’s most famous works. Already one of the legends of Pop Art, he began immortalizing the Hollywood beauty through silkscreen printing in 1962, shortly after her death. In 1964, he developed a more refined but much more demanding screen printing technique, which he used to hold up a mirror to the era’s ubiquitous mass produced images. This resulted in the very limited number of images he created, one of which is Shot Sage Blue Marilyn.

The famous painting is currently owned by the Thomas and Doris Ammann Foundation, which was started by the Ammann siblings, who opened the Thomas Ammann Fine Art gallery in Zurich in 1977. All proceeds of the sale will benefit the foundation, whose mission is to improve the healthcare of children and provide them with educational programs worldwide. The rare portrait is expected to be sold for a record-breaking 200 million dollars.

“The most significant 20th century painting to come to auction in a generation, Andy Warhol’s Marilyn is the absolute pinnacle of American Pop and the promise of the American Dream encapsulating optimism, fragility, celebrity and iconography all at once,” says Alex Rotter, Christie’s Chairman, 20th and 21st Century Art.

Shot Sage Marilyn | Christie's

15. March 2022

Construction Work on the Slávičie Residences Project Is Reaching the Finish Line

As the exclusive seller of the apartments and non-residential premises in the new Slávičie Residences project, Svoboda & Williams is reporting on the latest construction news. Located in Bratislava’s Slávičie Valley, the facades of the buildings are now finished and work has begun on the common outdoor areas.

The private residential complex with its own driveway is made up of 4 residences that are almost complete. The facades are finished and only the surfaces of the terraces need to be laid. Ornamental trees are being planted and the sidewalks and outdoor parking spaces in the common areas are being created. Also being finalized is the private road leading to the residences and the landscaping of the grounds that will include gazebos and benches.

Final approval is planned for the end of April. The apartments will be sold in a state of white walls, which allows their interiors to be customized by their new owners.

More information about the Slávičie project.

Construction Work on the Slávičie Residences Project Is Reaching the Finish Line

04. March 2022

Svoboda & Williams Employees Send CZK 400,000 to Ukraine

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a wave of solidarity swept across the Czech Republic. Svoboda & Williams employees organized a donation drive and raised CZK 400,000 in just five days. The collected amount will be sent to the Red Cross.

“The entire world is watching what is happening in Ukraine and it’s important for those who can to help. Since last Thursday, a large group of colleagues have been supporting the country in various ways. Earlier this week, however, we came to the conclusion that joint and coordinated assistance is the most effective. We therefore chose to support Ukraine by donating to the Red Cross, which provides essential health care services in war-torn areas and is prepared for the arrival of refugees from Ukraine,” says Prokop Svoboda, owner of Svoboda & Williams.

You can support the Red Cross in Ukraine by sending a donation to the following account: 333999/2700, variable symbol 1502.

Slava Ukraini

25. January 2022

Svoboda & Williams Financially Supported the Czech Society for Ornithology

Svoboda & Williams has financially supported the Czech Society for Ornithology with a donation. The Society has been involved in the protection of birds and their natural environment for a long time and strives to motivate the general public to protect them as well.

In addition to its monitoring and research activities, the Czech Society for Ornithology also helps establish bird parks that are not only refuges for birds, but for other endangered animal and plant species as well. Thus far, the CSO has been behind the successful creation of four bird parks: Josefovské Louky, Mnišské Louky, Kosteliska, and Malou Lipovou. The donation will be used for the future development of these areas.

We have been involved in the protection of valuable natural habitats for many years now, for example through our cooperation with the Wetlands and Zamenis associations. The Czech Society for Ornithology focuses on activities that are closely intertwined with ours, and so supporting them was the logical next step,” says Prokop Svoboda, Managing Partner of Svoboda & Williams.


Svoboda & Williams Financially Supported the Czech Society for Ornithology

19. January 2022

Zdeněk Vojtek Is the New Regional Director of Svoboda & Williams

This January, Zdeněk Vojtek joined the Svoboda & Williams team. After spending many years working for leading real estate companies, he is now Regional Director for Moravia.

Zdeněk Vojtek has been active in the real estate market since 1998. For seventeen years, he led his own real estate agency and in 2015 worked as Leasing Manager at AIG/LINCOLN CZ, later known as White Star Real Estate, where he was responsible for real estate transactions in the Campus Science Park office complex, logistics, and retail. For the last almost three years, as Senior Leasing Manager for the CPI Property Group, he was in charge of a regional portfolio that focused on the office segment, which included the multifunctional Nová Zbrojovka project, for instance.

So far, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in very interesting projects that are transforming the city of Brno. I’m looking forward to a new challenge—developing the full potential of the Svoboda & Williams company in Moravia,” says Zdeněk Vojtek, new Regional Director at Svoboda & Williams.


Zdeněk Vojtek Is the New Regional Director of Svoboda & Williams

15. December 2021

Sale of the Apartments in the Slávičie Residences Project in Bratislava Launched

As part of an exclusive mandate, the Svoboda & Williams real estate agency is launching the sale of 12 apartments and 4 non-residential premises in the new Slávičie Residences project located in a peaceful part of Old Town—the Slávičie Valley. Final approval is scheduled in March 2022.

Svoboda & Williams’ portfolio will now include 12 new-build apartments that take up entire floors and offer total areas 116 sq. m. to 143 sq. m. Each will come with a cellar storage unit. The four residential buildings will form a gated and monitored complex with common green areas and a management company will be in charge of maintaining the entire property.

The apartments are being sold in a state of shell & core, allowing future owners to complete them according to their wishes. Facilities include insulated triple-glazed Aluprof MB-86 aluminum windows, Lomax exterior blinds in anthracite, a heat recovery unit in each bedroom, a Panasonic Aquarea heat pump, and a Defendor security entrance door. The apartments also have underfloor heating and are ready for the installation of a fireplace. Thanks to clear ceiling heights of 2.8 meters, the interiors are exceptionally bright and airy.

The Slávičie residential complex is surrounded by greenery and tall trees, guaranteeing peace and privacy. A new private drive leads to the main gates, which are equipped with a video doorman. The property is monitored and its green spaces are to be exclusively used by its residents. Underground garages in each building provide problem-free parking.

More about the Slávičie Residences project.

Slávičie Residences Project in Bratislava | Svoboda & WIlliams

26. November 2021

Svoboda & Williams Published Its First Printed Special Edition of Selected Magazine

Almost a year after launching its online magazine, Selected, Svoboda & Williams has now published its first printed special. The issue is dedicated to the various ways of achieving mindfulness and joy. To celebrate its release, a gala evening of art and fragrance was held on Thursday November 25th at the studio of artist Lucie Jindrák Skřivánková.

The first printed special issue of Selected was produced in close cooperation between Svoboda & Williams’ marketing team and the magazine’s editor-in-chief Tomáš Otta. “One of the first goals we set before we launched the Selected online magazine was to put out a print version once a year. We didn’t want to publish a boring corporate magazine full of hot air, but did our best to create truly interesting content, both in its written as well as visual form,” explains Otta. Natálie Bartošová, who was in charge of the marketing activities associated with the project, adds: “We wanted the printed version of Selected to be elegant and modern at the same time and for its content to revolve around portraits of interesting people.”

The aforementioned visual side of the magazine was elevated to another level by the important contemporary Czech artist Lucie Jindrák Skřivánková, who painted the artwork used for the cover especially for Selected. “I created the painting while thinking about the beauty of life, happiness, and nature in bloom. While painting, I listened to my favorite song, Stand on the Word by Keedz, which always makes me dance. I also named the painting after it. The song is about a love that is solid as a rock and so nothing can destroy it. Yellow is the dominant color of the painting and the whole composition floats and dances, there is a lightness and playfulness to it. These are the things that make life lighter, but fuller at the same time,” says the artist.

The celebration of the publication of the first printed edition of the magazine was held on November 25th at Lucie Jindrák Skřivánková’s studio. The event was organized by Svoboda & Williams and Studio Visit, while the artwork and the home fragrances by Pigmentarium created an unforgettable atmosphere.


Selected Magazine by Svoboda & Williams

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