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Apartment category: Khrushchev type (brick walls)

Khrushchev type (brick walls) is one of the apartment complex types built in Latvia, i.e a category of Latvian residential property. It has been built starting from 1956 and up until 1964. In the capital city of Riga it is mostly found in the neighbourhoods of Āgenskalns, Bolderāja, Vecmīlgrāvis, Imanta, Ziepniekkalns, Iļģuciems, Ķengarags, Purvciems, Sarkandaugavs, Teika, Ķengarags, Čiekurkalns and Jugla. It is typically built from calcium-silicate bricks.

Residential complexes of this type typically have 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 floors. The height of each floor is 2.5m. Khrushchev type (brick walls) buildings can have regular balconies or recessed balconies (i.e. loggias), depending on the particular building. As for additional infrastructure, they do not have elevators, and do not have garbage chutes.

Khrushchev type (brick walls) residential complexes have apartments consisting of 1, 2 or 3 rooms. Below you will find a general summary of total apartment areas depending on the number of rooms. Please note, that this is just an estimation based on typical standard layout, and each individual case may vary.

General apartment sizes for different number of rooms
Number of rooms123
Apartment area30m240m251m2

Advantages and disadvantages

While the advantages and disadvantages of each property is highly dependent on each person‘s point of view, there is also a number of more objective pros and cons that are determined by physical aspects of a real estate. Thus, for example, the quality of materials influences thermal insulation and soundproofing, the high quality of which are important for the majority of Latvian property owners.

The advantages of Khrushchev type (brick walls) are:

The disadvantages of Khrushchev type (brick walls) are:

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