With a wide view over green pastures, the holiday home Altes Schulhaus is situated on a dwelling mound in the heart of Eiderstedt, a peninsula in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. It shares the idyllic location on the extensive property surrounded by a canal with the Friesensteern, an old barn that has been converted into a holiday home. In the past, the teacher used to live in the small house, where he also taught the children living in the vicinity. Now the completely renovated cottage is a cosy holiday home, which offers space for four people on 65 square metres. The house has a new thatched roof, new Danish windows with narrow frames that open outwards and has been completely gutted. Inspired by the old stable, the floor on the ground floor is made of exposed concrete—with underfloor heating for those who like to walk barefoot. The monochrome colour concept—grey in combination with light wood—conveys a sense of peace and cosiness. A striking eye-catcher are the nets of the fall protection, which are reminiscent of fishing nets and thus go well with the location near the North Sea.
On the ground floor there is the kitchen-cum-living room, which extends up to the gable, and a bedroom—both with access to the terrace—plus a shower room. Under the roof is a second, open bedroom, a toilet and a lounge. The latter is accessed via a wooden walkway, which is secured by hand-knotted nets. This is no place for small children, but certainly the favourite place of teenagers!
What to do
St. Peter Ording with its wide sandy beaches, Tetenbüll with its Museum Haus Peters, Lighthouse Westerhever, Multimar Wattforum in Tönning, guided tour of a Frisian sheep cheese dairy, visit of the historic churches, excursions to Friedrichsstadt, Husum, Sylt.
Why we like this house
The house is as cosy inside as it looks from the outside and surprises with cool details.
This house is great for
Couples and families with older children (not suitable for small children). In combination with the neighbouring Friesensteer, it is perfect for a holiday with the extended family or friends.
Angelika Stark and Gerrit Siegfriedsen are a designer couple with a great passion for modernising old houses. In their projects, they combine their own taste with the trends of the time. In doing so, they draw on their manual skills and their experience in the fields of graphic design and styling for photo shootings and film productions. Having lived in Hamburg for many years, the passionate water sports enthusiasts moved back to their homeland. On the Eiderstedt peninsula, the couple not only converted the typical farmhouse Friesensteern along with the old schoolhouse into holiday homes, but also turned an old dairy farm near St. Peter-Ording into a family residence for themselves and their two children.
|Region/Town||DE – Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Eiderstedt, Tetenbüll|
|Scenery||On a dwelling mound in the heart of the peninsula, surrounded by meadows|
|Number of guests||Max. 4 in 2 bedrooms|
|Completed||1776 and 2020|
|Design||Gerrit Siegfriedsen and Angelika Stark|
|Architecture||Historical, Old & new|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Beach, Family, Garden, Hiking, Sea|
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