History - Treasures of the past

Foksal 13/15 residence is a unique example of Warsaw architecture from the Belle Epoque period. In its magnificent interiors, you can enjoy authentic works of the best 19th century craftsmen and artists.

In one of the staircases, unusual paintings of putti, which were a popular motif in Renaissance and Baroque art, have survived to the present day.


Aristocratic heritage

Since the very beginning of its existence, Foksal Street has been an address for the elites. In the 18th century an elegant city garden was created here, modelled on London’s Vauxhall Park, where balls and shows were organised. In the following century, the Warsaw aristocracy and bourgeoisie began to build their palaces and residences along the former garden avenue. In the interwar period, Foksal Street became the favourite meeting place of the capital’s high society, that would spend their time in the famous Café Snob and Café Bodo.

In 1895-1898, two luxurious tenement houses were built at Foksal 13 and 15, designed and constructed by the architect Artur Otton Spitzbarth. From the beginning, they were home to many eminent figures of merit for Polish culture and statehood, such as the war hero Kazimierz Kubala, the painter Zygmunt Badowski or the poet Stefan Napierski. In the interwar period, ministers and senators of the reborn Poland also lived here, including Stanisław Grabski, Ignacy Radlicki, Juliusz Zdanowski and Emil Godlewski. In the 1930s, the building at Foksal 13 became the property of the famous entrepreneur and “king of chocolate”, Jan Wedel, who rebuilt it and equipped it with numerous modern amenities, such as the first panoramic lift in Warsaw.

Foksal 13 in the 1920. The restoration plans and their execution were based on this picture.

View of Foksal Street from Nowy Swiat, early 20th century.

Eastern part of Foksal Street in the interwar period with Zamoyski Palace in the background.

Japanese ambassadress Shidzuko Sato portrayed by Zygmunt Badowski, renowned painter and artistic spirit of pre-war Warsaw.

A ball on Foksal Street. Jadwiga Beck during a conversation with Turkish ambassador, Ferdi Tek.

Eugeniusz Bodo, renowned pre-war actor. He ran a famous restaurant, Café Bodo, also on Foksal Street.

Self-portrait of the painter Zygmunt Badowski, who ran his studio in the attic of a tenement house.

Jan Wedel, famous entrepreneur, “king of chocolate” and owner of the Foksal 13 tenement house in the 1930s.

The beauty and elegance of historic architecture

Behind the elegant façades of the Foksal 13/15 tennant houses there are magnificent courtyards and lavish staircases, decorated with colourful polychromes, marbles, beautifully carved portals and hand-forged balustrades.

The 4-metre high apartments could compete with charm and splendour of aristocratic residences, and their magnificent interiors impress with a wealth of nearly 100 patterns of antique stucco and 20 mosaic parquet floors.

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Administratorem Państwa danych osobowych jest GHELAMCO FOKSAL Sp. z o.o. (dawniej: Ghelamco GP 5 spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością Foksal S.K.A. ). Spółka przetwarza Państwa dane w celu: obsługi Państwa zapytania, prowadzenia marketingu bezpośredniego oraz marketingu spółek z grupy Ghelamco, zawarcia lub wykonania zawartej z Państwem umowy oraz ustalenia, dochodzenia lub obrony przed roszczeniami. Przysługuje Państwu prawo do żądania dostępu do Państwa danych, otrzymywania ich kopii, ich sprostowania, usunięcia lub ograniczenia przetwarzania, prawo do wniesienia sprzeciwu wobec przetwarzania, przenoszenia danych oraz wniesienia skargi do organu nadzorczego. Więcej informacji o przetwarzaniu danych osobowych znajdą Państwo here.
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  1. Personal Data Controller

The Controller of your personal data is GHELAMCO FOKSAL Sp. z o.o. , with its registered office in Warsaw, address: pl. Europejski 1, 00-844 Warsaw, entered in the Register of Entrepreneurs of the National Court Register kept by the District Court for the Capital City of Warsaw in Warsaw, 13th Commercial Division of the National Court Register, under number KRS: 0000476612, NIP No.: 5252564070, REGON No.: 146871486, with the share capital of PLN 50,000.00 (“Controller”).

  1. Controller’s contact details

You can contact the Controller:

  1. by phone: +48 600 113 113;
  2. by e-mail: rodo@ghelamco.pl;
  3. in writing, by sending correspondence to the address: GHELAMCO FOKSAL Sp. z o.o. , pl. Europejski 1, 00-844 Warsaw.
  1. Contact details of the Data Protection Officer

The Controller has appointed a person in charge of personal data protection, i.e. a Data Protection Officer, who can be contacted:

  1. by e-mail: rodo@ghelamco.pl;
  2. in writing, at the following mailing address: GHELAMCO FOKSAL Sp. z o.o. , pl. Europejski 1, 00-844 Warsaw.
  1. IV. Purposes of data processing, legal basis

The Controller processes your data for the following purposes:

  1. 1. to pursue the legitimate interest of the Controller (on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR), that is:
    • 1.1. contact with the Controller in relation to its business activity and providing information about the Controller’s investments, including communication and solving matters to which the contact relates (in particular handling inquiries, complaints, etc.), as well as contact with the Controller with respect to other matters;
    • 1.2. direct marketing – sending out information for the purpose of marketing of the services and goods offered by the Controller, in particular in the form of rental or sale of residential or commercial premises, including by sending newsletters;
    • 1.3. establishing, asserting or defending itself against claims;
  2. contact with regard to conclusion or performance of the concluded agreement (in particular with regard to conclusion of a contract for lease or sale of premises/an apartment) (Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR).
  3. marketing of Ghelamco Group entities (on the basis of your consent, i.e. Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR) by sending out information for the purpose of marketing services and goods offered by companies from the Ghelamco Group, to which the Controller belongs, in particular in the form of rental or sale of residential or commercial premises, including by sending newsletters.
  1. Categories of data recipients

Your personal data may be made available to the following categories of entities:

  1. clients and contractors of the controller;
  2. entities authorised under the law (courts, state authorities, etc.);
  3. subcontractors and other entities providing services to the Controller, including in particular entities providing accounting, IT, marketing, communication and analytical, legal and debt collection services;
  4. companies affiliated with the Controller.

In any case, the processing of your personal data by the aforementioned recipients will take place on the basis of a relevant authorisation, a data processing agreement or on the basis of the applicable legislation.

  1. Transferring data outside the European Economic Area

The Controller will not transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area or to an international organisation.

  1. Security measures

In order to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personal data, the Controller has implemented procedures which allow access to personal data only to authorised persons and only to the extent that it is necessary for the tasks they perform. The Controller applies organisational and technical solutions to ensure that personal data are processed only by authorised persons.

  1. Data retention period

Your personal data will be processed by the Controller for the following purposes:

  1. to establish, assert or defend itself against claims related to the contact that has been carried out – until such time as such claims become time-barred;
  2. to enable contact with the Controller – until the conclusion of the matters to which the contact relates;
  3. to enable contact related to the agreement – until the expiration of the agreement or until such time as such claims become time-barred;
  4. to conduct direct marketing – until you raise an objection or for a period of 5 years.
  1. Your rights

Under the GDPR, you have the right to:

  1. request access to your data and receive a copy thereof;
  2. rectification (correction) of your data;
  3. erasure of data – if there is no legal basis for the data to be processed;
  4. limitation of data processing – if the personal data processed by the Controller are incorrect or processed without a legal basis, or if their erasure is impossible due to the existence of a valid legal basis for the processing;
  5. data portability – the right to receive, in a structured, commonly used machine-readable format, personal data provided on the basis of consent or under an agreement; you can also request to have the data transferred directly to another entity;
  6. lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority – if the data are processed in violation of the law, you can lodge a relevant complaint with the President of the Personal Data Protection Office.

In order to exercise your rights, you may contact the Controller using one of the methods specified in Section II or Section III.

  1. Right to object

You may, at any time, object to the processing of your personal data processed by the Controller in order to pursue a legitimate interest (Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR), through the means of communication indicated in Section II or Section III.

  1. Information on the requirement or voluntary nature of providing data and the consequences of not providing them

Providing your personal data is voluntary, but it is necessary in order for the Controller to implement the aforementioned purposes, to which the processing on the legal basis relevant in a given case relates.

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