Rote Scheune

The reconstruction of this old barn in Fergitz on the west bank of the lake Oberuckersee was conceived by Thomas Kröger. The Berlin architect had already achieved acclaim for two earlier projects in the Uckermark region. The long barn – a old cowshed with thick stone walls, small upper windows and large wooden doors – has been preserved as it was on the outside. Inside, however, the building has been gutted and completely restructured.

The holiday apartment for four people is situated in the western part of the house. The entrance hall, with its rough wooden walls and ancient stone floor, recalls its former use as a barn. The spacious, airy living room downstairs boasts an impressive ceiling height of seven meters. Through a window opening in one of the two upstairs bedrooms you can look down into the living room. The apartment even features a private garden accessible from the kitchen area.

The main apartment on the eastern side can also be rented as a holiday home for up to eight people. The rooms are grouped on two levels surrounding the central hall of the barn. Glazed walls look out onto the hall’s wooden support structure and its monumental fireplace. When the high barn doors are opened the boundaries between interior and exterior space disappear.

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Details of the property

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Brandenburg, Uckermark, Gerswalde, Fergitz

Name: Rote Scheune (Red Barn)

Scenery: small hills and lakes. UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Accommodation: House

Number of guests: Apartment: 4 people, main house: 11 people

Architecture: Old & new, Historical

Completed: 2014

Design: Thomas Kröger, Berlin

Published: RTL 07/2019, VOGUE Business 4/2018, n-tv Ratgeber Bauen & Wohnen 11/2017, Attitude 3/4 2016, AIT 7/8 2015, Architektur & Wohnen 4/2015

Awards: Mies van der Rohe Award 2017 (shortlisted), DAM award 2017, Häuser des Jahres - best single family-houses 2016 (award)


3 Comments

Britta Schumann said:

Ruhiges und stimmiges Wohnen im Urlaub!
Die sehr entspannte Atmosphäre der Uckermark ist bis in die Ferienwohnung zu spüren, die mit ihrem zurückhaltenden und klaren Design den ursprünglichen Charakter des Hauses wunderbar zur Geltung bringt.
Die Lage in einem der schönsten Dörfer der Uckermark mit kurzem Weg zur kleinen Badestelle am See ist perfekt, um die Zeit zu vergessen und nach langen Spaziergängen oder Radtouren von der offenen Küche aus die Wolken zu beobachten.
Wir kommen mit unseren Hunden gern wieder!

Peter Krause said:

ein wirklich besonderer Ort scheinbar am Ende der Welt und ein Ferienhaus, das den Begriff “Urlaubsarchitektur” mehr als verdient hat – rundum ein Fleck zum Seele baumeln lassen…vielen vielen Dank!

Lucie Moormann said:

großartig! das möchte ich wirklich mal life anschauen. Wir kennen die wunderschöne Gegend von mehrere Radtouren. Viel Erfolg

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