Emilija Benjamin House in Jurmala

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    • Original iron gates and fence (wrought iron) were hand welded in Paris 1938

    • House on the dune – whereas all other properties from that time were built between dune and street without sea view

    • The special soil for the grounds of the house was transported from Berlin by train load in 1938

    • Two separate primary entrances (service/main)

    • Three separate stair cases

    • Art Deco , Rococo and Neo-classical elements

    • The large window is controlled electrically and disappears below ground

    • The dining room has a stunning view of the Baltic sea through three large original concave windows (500 kg weight)

    • The summer room has large original glass and metal windows/sliding doors which open up completely to the garden towards the sea

    • Billiard room with the original table

    • Original built-in library furniture

    • Views from the windows

    • Skylights

    • Original oak frame double windows and doors

    • Original walnut doors which are considered a work of art, including sliding versions that disappear into the walls

    • Original door handles made out of aluminium and bakelite (1938) – newly introduced prototype materials by Horsch/Audi

    • Original 1938 security system – concealed folding metal grates to protect windows and doors

    • A variety of original and diverse oak and redwood parquet

    • Elegant integrated wooden fittings to conceal the radiators

    • A mixture of classical crystal, Art Deco an original Venetian chandeliers

    • Hidden ceiling lights in reception area and library

    • Original Soviet entertainment and media rooms, including full size cinema, with two 35mm projectors and control room

    • Large original banquet Kitchen on the ground floor separated from the living areas, including original 1938 features like a service lift and a skylight (restored and modified) specifically for the kitchen

    • Large, currently unused, 350m2 attic with high ceiling and skylight available for development, ideal for an Art Gallery for example

    • Exterior camouflage ordered by Reichskommissar Lohse to conceal the house from Soviet aircraft during World War II (faded but still visible)

    • The rose garden

    • Original and separate tea house (1900's jugendstil) located right on the beach

    • Direct access to the wide and sandy Majori beach

    • Defunct telecom network to all ex-Soviet embassies in the world

    • Original Soviet pool and sauna area

    • Elaborate integrated ventilation system

    • Chairs were a gift from Saudi Arabia to the government of Soviet Latvia (A.Voss)

    • Annex house keeper