Retro Retreat: 1920s Bruno Taut-designed modernist house on the Horseshoe Estate in Berlin, Germany
We've not done one of these before, but with the summer holidays on the (vague) horizon, you might be looking for somewhere to go. If you love architecture and design, you might like this 1920s Bruno Taut-designed modernist house on the Horseshoe Estate in Berlin, Germany.
The estate was designed by German architect and urban planner Bruno Taut in 1925-30, described as ‘innovative German town planning’ and a ‘modernist social-housing development’. It's now a UNESCO World Heritage site and somewhere you can spend a a few nights if you fancy it.
The house, just 65 sq. metres, has two double bedrooms, a living area, small kitchen and bathroom, but is packed with period furnishings and fittings, plus made to measure pieces from period models. Even the front yard has been restored according to the original blueprint with a small terrace, a number of fruit trees, lilac bushes and a hedge of wild roses, along with a patio and small lawn area.
If you love the era and the look of the era, you'll love it. Prices vary, but are roughly from £143 per night for two people.
Find out more at the Modern House website