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A Unique Small Mansion In The Heart Of Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Property Description


Here we have one of grandest villas in Reykjavik, Iceland; Oldugata nr. 16. The house is located only 450 meters (1500ft) from the House of Parliament in the city center.
The house is three floors each 160m2 (1700ft2) plus a 40 m2 (430ft2) garage. The land size is 460m2 (4900ft2).
The villa was designed by Iceland´s first German trained architect Mr. Thorleifur Eyjolfsson.
Thorleifur returned home from his studies in 1924 and this house bears the hallmark of German architecture, with influence from Neoclassic and even Art Nouveau.
The first owner was Mr. Gudmundur Jensson, the proprietor of the first modern cinema in Reykjavik.
The house is decorated by murals by the Swedish artist, Greta Bjornsson.
On the outside the house is decorated with rare Obsidian and Iceland Spar, a very rare local stones.
Only two other owners have lived in the house since 1925.
The house is 3 stories high and has a storage loft as well. 
Most of the house is in the original state and interior with a lot of beautiful features and character. 
Multiple rooms and a sauna. 
The ground floor is a separate apartment that can be rented out with Airbnb or longterm. 

A truly unique building in the heart of the old part of town.
3D tour available upon request.

For further inquiries and information please contact Styrmir Bjartur Karlsson, licensed real estate broker, [email protected] or +354 899 9090. 

Additional Details

  • Living Space 318 m2
  • Lot Size 461 m2
  • Furnished Yes
  • Garage Yes
  • Central Heating Yes
  • Air Conditioning No
  • Garden Yes
  • Pool No


  • Sauna
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Washing room
  • Garage
  • Private Parking
  • Down town
  • Bespoke classic design features
  • Freehold land

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