Effi und Luise

As if it had stepped out of one of Theodor Fontane’s works, the Effi & Luise holiday home is located between fields, meadows with scattered fruit trees, paddocks, small canals and long rows of poplars in the Brandenburg province. A historic manor house with the charm of the Wilhelminian period, renovated and combined with modern architecture and vintage design. Built around 1880 as the home of a well-situated farmer, later used as a village conservatory, it now houses two spacious holiday apartments for families and friends. Due to its cubature, roof shape, façade as well as the hallway, the house, which is flanked by two old barns, is a listed building.

The focal point of the west-facing apartment “Luise” is a spacious living room in silk grey, which smoothly merges with the spacious cooking and dining area. Here, a huge kitchen unit and a long dining table invite the guests to cook together. The linking element: the centrally placed fireplace, which becomes an crackling experience from both sides. The three bedrooms “Unterm Birnbaum” (Under the Pear Tree), “Vor dem Sturm” (Before the Storm) and “Unwiederbringlich” (Beyond recall) are not only reminiscent of Fontane’s works, but also tell of the history of the house with their old, brushed beams. A modern parenthesis: the bathrooms designed with natural stone and dark-coloured concrete.

The somewhat smaller “Effi” also has a cosy fireplace room that blends old and new. In the kitchen-living room is the historic centrepiece, the “cooking machine”, surrounded by old, colourfully patterned floor tiles. A spiral staircase leads to an open room with a sofa lounge, the bedrooms “Tuch und Locke” and “Geschwisterliebe” and the two largely preserved bathrooms. On both upper floors, skylights open brightly to the sky, while the small gable windows provide special views.

In all rooms, natural materials create a warm and pleasant atmosphere. The colour concept of soft grey-blue tones was inspired by the tiled floor of the hallway, which dates from the time of construction, and is combined with bright accents throughout the entire house. In the spacious garden, which looks out over the unspoilt landscape, numerous favourite spots for relaxation, ball games, fire pits and, of course, reading await you between idyllic fruit trees. After all, time is a wide open field here.

What to do

Effi, Luise and their garden provide pure relaxation, active people will find table tennis, badminton and boules as well as a basketball hoop, and in the barns they can do handicrafts. For those who like to explore: the Ruppiner Land between Rheinsberg and Ribbeck offers a variety of opportunities for hiking and cycling, motorised country tours in Theodor Fontane's footsteps, various lakes in the area invite you to swim, paddle or canoe tours on the Rhin, various water sports, e.g. in nearby Wustrau, cultural summer in Rheinsberg Castle, a visit to the Ribbeck pear tree or the three-lake town of Lindow, excursions to Berlin, Potsdam, Neuruppin, Mirow and Linum, which is famous for its storks and cranes, parachuting in nearby Fehrbellin or golfing in Wall.

Why we like this house

A simple yet atmospheric composition of old building fabric, modern design and idyllic nature. Poetic realism at its best!

This house is great for

For couples, families and friends, as a workation or for seminars and workshops.


Public transport: via Neuruppin Bhf (15 km) or to the bus stop (approx. 2 min), e-mobility planned for 2023.


Region/Town DE – Germany, Brandenburg, Fehrbellin, Lentzke
Name Effi und Luise
Scenery In a small village in the Ruppiner Land (East Prignitz), surrounded by a large, idyllic plot of land.
Number of guests Max. 12; on request also up to 18. The apartments can be rented separately or together.
Completed 2022
Design a-base architekten berlin
Architecture Listed building - old, Old & new
Accomodation Apartment, House
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), 1-8 (house/apartment), 8+ (house/apartment), Family, Garden, Hiking, Workation, No car needed
Same PartnerOscar-Niemeyer-House – RioMarie
Same ArchitectOscar-Niemeyer-House – RioMarie

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