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19th Century Berlin House Becomes Contemporary With Renovation

 completed the renovation of a 19th century Berlin house in one of the most popular neighborhoods of the city. The challenge was to reconstruct the facade to look like the home’s original 1844 depiction, and replan the former police station and a workshop building for modern living.

After completion of the project, the house has an open layout for the main room with a kitchen, dining and living areas. Sleeping galleries separate from the rest of the house with sliding doors.

The front part of the kitchen 900x601 19th Century Berlin House Becomes Contemporary With Renovation
Main room
The kitchen has an interesting layout protruding inside a wall 900x1348 19th Century Berlin House Becomes Contemporary With Renovation
The kitchen has an interesting layout protruding inside a wall

Keeping only one interior wall, the architects completely reshaped the inner workings of the building in close partnership with the clients themselves. The result is interesting and unexpected as most historical buildings with modern interiors tend to be.

Light pink brick stands exposed in the majority of rooms, creating the atmosphere of history and heritage. Narrow doorways feed the same vibe, but don’t keep the rooms dark. Numerous windows, including a few skylights, do a terrific job filling the house with daylight that bounces off white floors and design elements.

Unusual lighting makes for perfect accents in the busy brick-walled interiors. In the kitchen it takes form of half cut wine bottles, while above the staircase hangs an oblong soap bubble, or so it seems. (Photography by Michael Pfisterer)

19th Century Berlin House Renovated to Contemporaneity

Long lower cabinets replace the conventional kitchen design
Long lower cabinets replace the conventional kitchen design
An open living area adjoins it
An open living area adjoins it
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Spacious dining area looks grand
Spacious dining area looks grand
Light wood steps go well with pink brick
Light wood steps go well with pink brick
Interesting lights are a great part of decor
Interesting lights are a great part of decor
Hallway, leading from the kitchen
Hallway, leading from the kitchen
Original walls and ceiling seem left intact
Original walls and ceiling seem left intact
Bedroom has the same exposed brick walls
Bedroom has the same exposed brick walls
Staircase storage
Staircase storage
Sliding pocket door opens up to a home office
Sliding pocket door opens up to a home office
Home office surrounded with storage
Home office surrounded with storage
Library wall
Library wall
Kids room has okenty of clever storage built into it
Kids room has okenty of clever storage built into it
All types of storage
All types of storage
Even the green-tiled bath has a featured brick wall
Even the green-tiled bath has a featured brick wall
Shower
Shower
Skylight in the shower makes for an outdoorsy feel
Skylight in the shower makes for an outdoorsy feel
Daylight changes the color of tile a bit
Daylight changes the color of tile a bit
Box sink
Box sink
Trendy white hardware
Trendy white hardware
Berlin house facade
Berlin house facade
Heritage house in its original 1844 look
Heritage house in its original 1844 look

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