Built in 1899, this brick building on the North Sea island of Juist operated as a sea rescue station for many decades. Over the last ten years it was an exhibition space for special horse-drawn carriages. The life-size horse sculpture in the garden reminds visitors of its former use as a museum. This heritage-listed building was recently renovated and has been reborn as a holiday house combining historical flair and modern design. Huge arched windows replace the old gates and invite plenty of light into the spacious living area, which opens all the way up to the gables. The combination of historical elements such as brick walls, timber beams and porthole windows with modern counterparts such as a straight-lined fire place, polished concrete flooring and black window frames creates a stylish loft-like atmosphere. In the rear part of the building you will find the bedrooms – one on the ground floor, the second under the roof with a window to the living area.
Please note: Juist has a very special ambience, because the island is car-free. Horse-drawn carriages are still used today for transportation of people and goods.
What to do
The house is located about 450 metres from the beach. Water sports, beach walks, hiking, cycling, carriage rides, horse riding, tennis, and boat trips.
Why we like this house
Unique accommodation that combines historical flair with modern design.
This house is great for
Anyone seeking peace and relaxation. And since the island is car-free, it’s great for family holidays.
Details of the property
Region/Town: DE – Germany, Lower Saxony, Island of Juist, Ostdorf
Scenery: In the quiet district of Ostdorf, close to the beach and not far from the idyllic town centre.
Number of guests: Max. 4
Architecture: Old & new, Listed building - old
Design: Claudia Bremer
Published: Die Presse, Immobilien 8/2019