From the outside, the GDR prefabricated building on the edge of Märkische Schweiz faces up to its past without embellishment; inside, it breaks up old structures and surprises with two bright, airy holiday homes.
On the quiet outskirts of the small town of Müncheberg, surrounded by slender trees and the wide fields of Brandenburg, lies the Palais Brut – a semi-detached house built in 1990. The building, which was constructed as a prefabricated building in the typical and now apparently unpopular “WBS 70” system, was deliberately not demolished and replaced by a new building.
At first glance, the compact and solid building uncompromisingly reflects its history, while inside, walls and ceiling areas had to make way for additional window openings, giving the interiors a different spatial effect with more light and bright, cheerful colours. In harmonious combination with the patina of the house, which is occasionally highlighted. A new spatial structure is revealed as the once identical semi-detached houses have been transformed into two modern holiday units of different sizes with unobstructed views over the huge garden and fields.
The large 130 m2 apartment “Duplex” has a fully equipped kitchen, an open-plan living and dining area, three double bedrooms, a gallery level with a daybed and two bathrooms. A total of up to ten sleeping places are available for guests with children. The smaller 55 m2 “Studio” is particularly suitable for couples. Each unit has its own terrace with seating and dining areas, extending the holiday space outdoors.
There is an additional sauna house in the extensive garden that can be used by all guests, preferably by prior arrangement. If you want to discover the natural treasures of the region, all you have to do is visit the Palais Brut basement, where a beekeeping friend offers insights into honey production. Or the next-door Demeter farm “Apfeltraum”, which makes your holiday even more colourful with fruit, vegetables, markets and festivals.
Photos: Tobias König und Michael Romstöck
What to do
Long walks and hikes in the surrounding area and the nature reserves, cycling, horse riding, swimming (e.g. swimming in the Waldsieversdorf public swimming pool on Lake Däbersee or in the Buckow lido on Lake Schermützelsee), parachuting and gliding (Eggersdorf airfield), motocross trail, wellness in the Bad Saarow thermal spa or saunas in your own garden, the Demeter farm "Apfeltraum" (farm festival in summer and Advent market in winter), in-house beekeeping "Maxbee" (workshops on request), cinema, various cultural events or a visit to the Brecht House in Buckow
Why we like this house
A sustainable and inspiring interpretation of GDR architecture in the midst of a deeply relaxing landscape.
This house is great for
Families, couples, nature lovers, for relaxation or workation.
Revitalisation of a reinforced concrete building, green gas and electricity, public transport: Müncheberg Mark railway station is 8 km away
|DE – Germany, Brandenburg, Müncheberg, Eggersdorf
|quiet on the outskirts of the village, surrounded by fields next to a Demeter farm
|Number of guests
|Large apartment "Duplex": max. 8 (additional bed for children possible), "Studio": max. 2
|1990, renovation and conversion 2022-23
|Architecture: Hans Sasse, Berlin; Garden design: Klaudia Theuerl, Müncheberg
|1-2 (house/apartment), 1-8 (house/apartment), Family, Garden, Hiking, Lake/river, Loft, Sauna
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