Thamme Villa was named after one of Estonia's most esteemed architects, Johann Nicolai Thamme, who was born in Tallinn in 1834. He graduated from the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts in 1860. From 1872, he worked as an architect in Tallinn, where he designed many buildings in the Old Town and City Center – many of them which have been preserved and protected as cultural heritage sites. At that time, Nikolai Thamm was only one of eight architects practicing in Tallinn. Later schools of Estonian architects emerged from this generation.
Among Thamme’s best-known works include the two-story wooden villa at Narva Maantee 32, designed in 1875. It is one of the oldest two-story wooden houses in Tallinn that is still standing and preserved with rich detailing, similar to Thamme Villa. This was followed by the renovation of the stone building at Pikk 16/Pühavaimu 1 in 1876, the reconstruction of the building at Rataskaevu 3 in 1878, the building at Vana-Viru 12 in 1879, the reconstruction of the building at Lai 7 in 1882, and Fr. Wiegand's Tallinn Machine Building buildings in modern Ilmarise Quarter in 1883.
Thamme Villa, with elements of historical Neo-Renaissance, was completed in 1885. The composition of the building's facade is emphasises symmetry, while its proportions are based on classical stone architecture. All four corners are Renaissance Revival in style and it boasts a has a half-tower with a broad cornice resembling a mezzanine floor – a feature rarely seen in timber buildings. In its day, the Villa was At the time, Mardi 3 was one of the biggest and grandest timber buildings in this part of Tallinn.
The history of architecture has found an exciting reflection in the present day, and the reconstruction of of Thamme Villa has been designed by the AB Ansambel team under the guidance of Chartered/Principal Architect Toivo Tammik.
An oasis with a secret garden in the heart of Tallinn
Thamme Villa is a small building with unique and genuine architecture situated in the heart of Tallinn, on Mardi Street 3. The wooden building is undergoing a major renovation, preserving its historic authenticity while incorporating all the major upgrades to create comfortable and modern urban homes.
Only 10 distinct two- to five-room apartments are for sale, two of which are located in the villa’s green courtyard in a unique limestone courtyard house. In a special paradoxical way, the living environment created here is like a small oasis with its own private enclosed courtyard and charming secret garden amidst the high towers of the city centre, the energetic rhythm of life, the dynamic urban culture and the diverse opportunities.
A unique historic
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Home in the inner quarter of the city centre
Indisputably enviable home in the heart of the city
Thamme Villa is situated on Mardi Street 3 in Tallinn, offering everything you need for the life of your dreams. The best downtown entertainment venues, shopping centres, cultural events and cafés are conveniently accessible in the vicinity, so you are welcome to make the most of it!
Nearby are several prestigious schools (Tallinn School of Natural Sciences, Tallinn English College, Tallinn 21stSchool, Kadriorg German Upper Secondary School), kindergartens (Mardi Kindergarten, Tallinn Kindergarten of Dreams, Liivamäe Kindergarten), sports clubs and parks.
This location also provides attractive opportunities for those who prefer an active life without using cars. Forget about traffic jams and reach your destinations by just walking or cycling, grab an e-scooter or use public transport.
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