A home in Uus-Veerenni, with telling details that have their own story
Located in Merko’s Uus-Veerenni quarter, Eva’s apartment is already the third dwelling built by Merko that her family calls home. From the boulevard on Sõpruse pst, the family moved to the beloved seafront quarter of Noblessner, and in recent years, they have been nesting in Uus-Veerenni, a safe garden district located in the heart of the city.
All roads lead to Uus-Veerenni
The thing that stood out about Uus-Veerenni for Eva’s family was the location – on the one hand, it is close to the city centre, on the other hand, you can easily get to other parts of the city or out of the city altogether. Cafes and entertainment are within walking distance, while the area itself is peaceful and pleasant, child-friendly and green – and even though the city centre is close by, you are sheltered from the noise.
Uus-Veerenni is like a city of its own in the heart of Tallinn – in addition to the homes and beloved yard areas cropping up one after the other, the quarter is now fit with its own park. Completed last December, it has playgrounds for children and plenty of fresh air for adults to enjoy. In addition, the park includes a reading corner with bookcases where you can feast your mind. And to make life even more playful, the park has been interspersed with animal heads from the art project Toys by artist Jass Kaselaan. Near the park, the construction of the quarter’s own kindergarten is currently underway.
A home that meets every wish
Eva’s requirements for her family’s new home included having a balcony for those warm summer evenings, as well as the right layout. Uus-Veerenni won her and her family over with its open plan kitchen and dining room, the small walk-in wardrobe and two bathrooms, which make life easier for a family with children. The icing on the cake was the high ceilings, which made the space feel even bigger, and the herringbone parquet that Eva had always dreamed of. Some elements of the home were also adjusted to the family’s preferences. This included removing a small part of the kitchen wall and replacing the black doors and mouldings with white ones.
Every detail has its own story to tell
In Eva’s family home, you can find various unique details that tell stories about the family’s values and interests. The spirit of the family is reflected in the classic style of the kitchen, the black vase with reeds on the balcony, the classic figure of Apollo in one corner of the living room, the record player, and the round mushroom lamp on the books in the living room. These represent how much Eva’s family loves art, music, nature and home comforts. In addition, Eva’s home holds a small collection of LEGO cars, which her husband enjoys assembling in his spare time and which double as attractive interior elements. The overall feel of the home is classic and timeless, with lots of little quirks and distinctive touches here and there. What immediately strikes the outside observer is how well the space has been planned (echoing the engineering background of the family members) and how in addition to external beauty (regardless of where you look, you see a cohesive whole, stylish, yet thoroughly cosy and warm) the family has valued practicality.
The apartments at 12 Tiiu Street in the Uus-Veerenni quarter have now been completed and are ready to become homes. The apartments in the next stage – 11 Pille / 36b Veerenni – are in the process of being completed and constitute the last stage in the housing development on Veerenni Street. Find out more about the apartments here.