Das schwarze Haus

The Uckermark is also known as the Tuscany of the North; forests, lakes and rolling hills as far as the eye can see. At the foot of one of these hills, there is a holiday home that could be mistaken for a barn. And yet the windows are far too large. Inside, the dominant colour is black – which is why the owners chose to call it “The Black House“. The decor is minimalist and the view draws your attention to the surrounding landscape. By virtue of its restraint, the architecture deliberately puts the region’s natural beauty centre stage, allowing it to become the focus. The effect is one of being immersed in nature. Even while taking a bath!

On the ground floor there is a 6 metre high living room with dining and cooking area and a lounge by the fireplace a few steps down. On the opposite side of the house is a study – also with a room height of 6 metres. In between are two alcove beds for two people each, which can be separated by sliding doors, and a bathroom. On the top floor there are two further bedrooms.

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Why we like this house

Spectacular architecture!

This house is great for

A perfect house for 1-2 families, also suitable for workshops with small groups.


Region/Town DE – Germany, Brandenburg, Gerswalde / district Pinnow
Name Das schwarze Haus
Scenery in rural surroundings in the Uckermark
Number of guests suitable for 8 people, 4 bedrooms
Completed 2012
Design Thomas Kröger, Berlin
Published ELLE Germany June 2020, RTL 07/2019, Haus & Bauen Extra 2018, n-tv Ratgeber Bauen & Wohnen 11/2017, schoener-wohnen.de 6/2017, FAZ, der architekt, ARD TV, Berliner Tageszeitung 12/2014 and other
Awards BDA Award Brandenburg 2012, Shortlisted for the Building Award Brandenburg, "Houses of the year 2014"
Architecture Modern
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), 1-8 (house/apartment), Family, Hiking, Lake/river, Meeting, Workation
Same PartnerDie kleine Acht
Same ArchitectsIn den Söllen, Die kleine Acht, Rote Scheune

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  1. Das Schwarze Haus steht für mich für Erholung, Entspannung und absolute Ruhe. Für das Auge, das Ohr und vor Allem für die Seele…..
    So relaxed sind wir noch nie aus einem Urlaub zurückgekehrt.
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