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February 16, 2016
Bold colors, vintage furniture, and a variety of materials are abound in Germany.
berlin apartment interior

With a confident color palette and clever space-saving tricks, designer Peter Fehrentz transforms a 646-square-foot apartment in Berlin. The old wood floors throughout the open-plan space are painted a dark eggplant. The vintage PP19 armchair is by Hans J. Wegner for PP Møbler. The painting above it is by Ruben Toledo, a friend of Peter Fehrentz, the resident. A trio of Tom Dixon lights hangs over the Pirkka dining table, with bench seating by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Artek. The Berber rug is from Morocco, purchased from the Paris shop Caravane.

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Originally appeared in Inside Peter Fehrentz's Renovated Flat in Berlin
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Berlin living room with a strip of black nero marquina marble

Bruzkus Batek Architects transformed this apartment in a classical building in Berlin into a streamlined space lined with rich materials. Nero Marquina marble is used in multiple rooms. In the living room, a strip of stone defines a bench that wraps around the space. Both the sofa and armchair are vintage. 

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Jens Bösenberg
Originally appeared in Black Marble Runs Through This Refined Berlin Apartment
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deutsch just haus exterior facade

Built for Dominik Bless-Martenson, Katrin Martenson, and their four children, JustK (the name comes from its location on the Justinus-Kerner-Strasse) can be divided into two separate units, giving options as the family grows up and leaves the nest. 

Originally appeared in Angular Architecture: 5 Modern Homes We Love
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neutral colored dining room with concrete walls and floors

This family in Hamburg converted a turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home. Inspired by the minimal color scheme of a hotel they stayed at in Bali, the owners decided to limit their palette to three colors: anthracite black, concrete gray, and a light larch wood. 

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Originally appeared in Paint it Black
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Modern split-level plan house in Germany

Architect Reinhold Andris has lived in his house in southwestern Germany since 1998. Fifteen years on, the structure remains emblematic of his modernist perspective. “It’s a very open architecture,” he says, noting the near-invisible steel frame and pervasive use of glass. Unlike the traditional stone houses in the neighborhood, Andris’s home feels lightweight, thanks in part to the split-level plan and spatial fluidity. 

Originally appeared in Steel Framed Split-Level Home in Germany
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Stuttgart renovation exterior

Behnisch Architekten remodeled the entire 1930s home, yet reserved their most transformative changes for the second-level. The structure's traditional pitched-roof was replaced with a flat, modern one. 

 

Originally appeared in An Uninspired Home in Germany Gets a Bright, Eco-Friendly Update
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berlin apartment interior

With a confident color palette and clever space-saving tricks, designer Peter Fehrentz transforms a 646-square-foot apartment in Berlin. The old wood floors throughout the open-plan space are painted a dark eggplant. The vintage PP19 armchair is by Hans J. Wegner for PP Møbler. The painting above it is by Ruben Toledo, a friend of Peter Fehrentz, the resident. A trio of Tom Dixon lights hangs over the Pirkka dining table, with bench seating by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Artek. The Berber rug is from Morocco, purchased from the Paris shop Caravane.

Photo by Peter Fehrentz.

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