Old factory converted into contemporary home in Berlin

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When Eva and Gerard Rüecker moved to Berlin, Germany after several years of living in London, they sought to settle in a home that at first seemed impossible. The couple dreamed to find a paradise in the middle of the city, a bright and spacious home with a garden for children to play. They purchased a derelict old factory building, preserving the facade to fulfill their wish. They then surrendered to the charm of the building and its great possibilities. They hired Berlin architecture Studio Miethe+Quehl to conduct a total rehabilitation, creating a light-filled home with highly functional and open spaces.

The Swedish owner wanted to reflect their Scandinavian roots in the basics of interior design, creating family environments, a sauna on the top floor and light wood flooring throughout by the brand Dinesen, which brings a fantastic natural atmosphere, in addition to the natural light that enters through the large windows of the old factory. The comfort of the home is not only through the articulation of spaces, the family favorite is, in addition to the garden, the kitchen/living room/play space of 1,076 square feet (100 square meters), but also furniture and details. There are a few comfortable and classic pieces of design mixed with more current furnishings, even some vintage pieces; all, with a cozy touch of freshness and naturalness.

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11 years ago

Homes like this make me ready to get up and move. Absolutely beautiful. Love it. Berlin here I come. :) lol.