The court architect Reinhold Persius, son of the famous royal architect Ludwig Persius, built it in 1873/1874 as a summer residence for the wealthy Berlin timber merchant Carl Francke in direct view of Sanssouci Palace. The property is the only clear example of monumental villa architecture in Potsdam based on the Dresden model. Particularly impressive, and built in the Italian Renaissance style with a triumphal arch motif, is the villa's large veranda, from which a broad flight of steps leads into the park. With the exception of a reconstruction in 1911 by Peter Behrens, the villa has largely retained its outer structure and floor plan. The dining room, once richly decorated with paintings and stucco, is still fantastic today, with a ceiling height of almost 5 meters. Inlaid parquet flooring, marble fireplaces and columns, valuable doors are just some of the historical stylistic elements that adorn this outstanding villa. The villa was restored in 1992 and is now privately owned.
There is a separate shed opposite the villa, which is being restored and can also be rented, either as a motif or for production rooms with private bath/WC/electricity connections.
- Villa - year of construction 1874 - Room 11 - Bedroom 6 - Bathroom 4 - Living space approx. 650 m² - Total area approx. 776 m² - Property approx. 1,3 ha - Listed building - Location Very good - Floor covering