As part of an old farmstead in the middle of the Mecklenburg Lake District, the small Garden House once served as a “labourers’ house” to accommodate farm workers. Today, it has been thoroughly renovated and is a modern holiday home for up to four guests, offering a natural escape from the hectic daily work routine. Even your own horse can be saddled and brought along for a country trip. The open living spaces, together with the surrounding garden, become an extended space for living and leisure.
The former goat shed on the ground floor is now used for classy cooking, and next to it is the large, bright living room, whose glass folding wall can be pushed completely to the side to reveal a view of the forest. From here, a staircase made of Douglas fir wood leads up to the upper floor, which, in addition to two bedrooms and a shower room, also has an extra-wide hallway with a long window seat. Once you have sat down here, you will not want to get up again. The view of the surrounding nature is just too beautiful! Even the shower offers a view of the park-like landscape.
The historic masonry was preserved during the conversion, only the windows were replaced by new ones. In addition to regional wood and natural stone, vintage furniture and recycled materials find a second life in the Garden house. Like, for example, the bench in the bathroom made of old ironwood, which used to be an Indonesian road surface, or the door frames made of teak from old shelves.
What to do
The Müritz National Park offers countless opportunities for hiking, cycling, swimming, jogging, canoeing and fishing as well as various cultural activities - from cinema and theatre to various museums, castles and manor houses.
Why we like this house
A house with a good flow that blends old and new, inside and outside.
This house is great for
Couples, friends or a family with older children. Due to the open staircase, the house is not suitable for children under 10.
Arrive without a car: the nearest train station is about 7 km away, from there you can get there by taxi or by bike.
|Region||DE – Germany, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Neustrelitz|
|Scenery||On the edge of the Müritz National Park in the middle of an old farm estate with approx. 7 ha of land.|
|Number of guests||Max. 4|
|Design||Uta von Maltzan (Architektin), Berlin|
|Specials||Here, holidays with your own horse are possible - as long as it can manage without a stable. There is sufficient pasture and paddock space as well as a tethering and riding area, and the nearest bridle path is only a few metres away.|
|Awards||Special Mention German Design Award 2023, Honorable Mention Loop Design Award 2022, BEST OF INTERIOR 2022 - die schönsten Wohnkonzepte|
|Architecture||Old & new|
|Criteria||1-4 (house/apartment), Dog-friendly, Family, Garden, Hiking, Lake/river|
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