Step back to the Roaring Twenties: Taut’s Home (Tautes Heim) is an architecture, design and Bauhaus lover’s dream. This house, which was designed by the famous German architect Bruno Taut in the 1920s, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hufeisensiedlung Berlin – a heritage protected housing estate and celebrated icon of the classical modern era.
The house can host 2-4 guests and has been carefully renovated and furnished with great attention to detail. From its flooring, furniture, interior colours to the door handles, everything is like it once was. Even the garden has retained its original aesthetic. You’re practically living in a museum, without having to sacrifice modern amenities like Wi-Fi or central heating. In summer you can tie up a hammock between old apple trees, wander through the beautiful estate and leafy, green surroundings or catch the underground to the vibrant centre of Berlin.
Taut’s Home received the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage and Europa Nostra Award for its outstanding contribution to and excellence in monument preservation, as well as the Berlin Monument Award in 2013. The owners also offer guided tours through the estate and have recently published an architectural guide book. Gift vouchers can be be obtained on request.
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What to do
Architectural tours (the landlords offer guests a discounted tour of the Horseshoe Settlement). Sightseeing in Berlin (for example, Berlin World Heritage Sites, the Museum Island, the Palaces and Gardens in Potsdam), fairs and events.
Why we like this house
A stay in Tautes Home is like a journey back in time to the 1920s.
This house is great for
The house is great for architecture lovers and design fans. It can also be rented for longer stays.
Katrin Lesser and Ben Buschfeld bought the house several years ago and carefully reconstructed it, beginning with “Tautes Heim”. Both also live in the Hufeisensiedlung.
Katrin is a landscape architect and specializes in in the restoration of historical gardens and parks. Ben is a designer working on projects concerning the relationship between architecture design and contemporary history.
Details of the property
Region/Town: DE – Germany, Berlin, Berlin, Neukölln
Name: Tautes Heim
Scenery: Hufeisensiedlung: UNESCO World Heritage
Number of guests: 3-4 people
Architecture: Modern classic, Listed building - new
Design: Bruno Taut (1925-1930), reconstruction: Katrin Lesser & Ben Buschfeld (2012)
Published: many articles
Awards: European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2013, Berliner Denkmalpreis / "Ferdinand-von-Quast-Medaille 2013"