German studio Thomas Kroeger Architekt converted part of a 140-year-old barn near Berlin into a gorgeous holiday home with a guest annex. The architect stripped away rotten beams on the interior, introduced a large wooden skylight and created a series of arched openings on the facade to rescue the crumbling structure. The newly renovated space features beautiful textures, colorful tiling and glass partitions for additional lighting.
This 19th century Lanhaus country house is located in a small village near Berlin. The architects renovated its large double-height hall and removed damaged and rotten structure on the interior, leaving the well preserved wooden beams and columns exposed. They also transformed one part of the home into a family holiday space and the other part, which sits behind the fireplace, into a guest annex. Large wooden doors connect the indoor space to the orchard, while the newly-introduced arched openings on the front facade also create a connection to the exterior and provide additional lighting.
The open-plan living room is separated from the dining area and kitchen with a glass wall, and features a large pyramid skylight made of timber. The wooden stairwell connects the living room with the bedrooms upstairs. The top floor features three bedrooms, bathrooms and studies which overlook the courtyard. The bathroom floors have colorful tiling that creates floral patterns.
Images by Thomas Heimann