This historic townhouse in Garding on the Eiderstedt peninsula, Schleswig-Holstein once housed a shop for milk and lemonade. Transformed into a light-flooded holiday townhouse, not only the name but also the dominant white colour palette recalls its former use. Dating back to 1780 and located near the church in an old town lane, the house has been furnished with new interiors: a new house has been placed within old walls. Old and new relate harmoniously with each other. The result is a bright and cosy home with a light and relaxed atmosphere, a touch of nostalgia, regional references and striking visual axes. Natural materials, such as linen, wood and rattan, white wood and concrete floors with floor heating for bare feet, vintage furniture and designer classics define the open room concept.
On the ground floor you will find the living and dining area (with access to the sunny cottage courtyard) and the shaker style kitchen, which is open up to the gables. The bathroom with a rain shower and washing trough, large enough for a baby to bathe in, is also on this floor. On the top floor you enter the gallery area, which is furnished as a children’s room with two beds built one behind the other and selected vintage toys. Behind it, there is the bedroom that can be separated with sliding doors and is equipped with a hotel box spring bed.
What to do
The house is located in the old town of Garding in the geographical centre of Eiderstedt, Schleswig-Holstein. It’s urban and close to nature at the same time. Shops and restaurants are close by. The beach is about 12 km away and can be reached by car or bike. Beach, water sports, swimming pool in St. Peter-Ording, cycling, trips to Tönning, Friedrichstadt, lighthouse Westerhever.
Why we like this house
An old townhouse with a lot of flair - outside historical, inside modern and new. Ideally situated to explore the attractions of Eiderstedt.
This house is great for
Families who are enthusiastic about architecture and design (children are welcome). Also a nice retreat for couples. Perfect for anyone who want to combine beach holidays on the North Sea coast with the magic of a centuries-old town.
Details of the property
Region/Town: DE – Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Eiderstedt Peninsula, Garding
Name: Milch & Limonade
Scenery: In the charming old town, not far from the west coast of the North Sea
Number of guests: Max. 4 (ideal for 2 adults and 2 children)
Architecture: Old & new
Completed: 1780, 2019
Design: Family project with support of local craftsmen
Published: ELLE Germany June 2020