The history of the Uuskarja residence building at 12 Suur-Karja Street dates back to the 15th century. It was a commercial and residential building in the late Gothic Dieles Doric style of a powerful townsman. It could be said that it was a typical Hanseatic merchant's house.

This house has had many different owners throughout its history. Since 1803, it has belonged to Carl Luther, a well-known furniture maker. Before the Second World War, the house housed Samuel Besproswanie's textile factory and shop.

The most valuable of the medieval buildings, built of local limestone, is preserved - a Gothic portal with an entrance.

The rest, as they say, is history. Today, it is possible to buy a brand new apartment in the Old Town, in a building that has been rebuilt to the highest modern building standards.