villa revamp

The best times of this beautiful but aged villa at the outskirts of Berlin had already passed and the owners were looking for a refurbishment in order to fill it with new life.

The idea was to brighten it up by opening up rooms, removing walls and re-zoning the main areas.

The new layout now allows a lot more natural daylight into all rooms and the lush green garden outside can be perceived everywhere inside.

The antique built-in timber items were sanded and lacquered in a palette of white and light-grey in order to give them a new Scandinavian look.

The old panel parquet was kept and restored and finally complimented by new herringbone boards in the same oak shade.

An open kitchen and modern island clad in bronze is the new centrepiece of the spacious groundfloor area.


Berlin Zehlendorf


  • Grand design for lakeside villa
  • Connecting spaces
  • Letting light flood through the house
  • Brighten up the rooms