When owners Johanna and Dirk gave architect Thomas Kröger the brief for their house, it simply said “bring the outdoors inside''. Well, he more than delivered, transforming a former East German country house into a shining example of modern architecture, where the star of the show is nature. No detail has been overlooked, for instance, the downstairs floors feature smooth pebbles, giving you the feeling of a riverbed underfoot. The huge windows and large fireplace make the space oh-so cosy and it feels almost impossible to leave.
The muted colours, clay walls and wooden furnishings are not only comforting, but they allow the landscaped garden - created by Rainer Elstermann -to shine through. The garden isn't visible from the front of the house, hidden by birch trees and tall grasses: it's a peaceful oasis, bursting with colour regardless of the time of year. For a while, it's your private paradise, and we wanted to spend all our time here, from breakfasts on the lawn to sunset wine amongst the flowers. A stay at the Little Eight is good for your mind and your soul, as the whole world seems to slow down and you find space to appreciate the things that really matter.
Introducing Johanna and Dirk!
“We wanted to create a simple and refined house that would inspire people to appreciate modern architecture.”
“The view to the garden through the living room window blows us away every single time! We love curling up by the fireplace and just gazing out into the garden - this daydreaming time always restores our energy and calms our minds.”
Johanna and Dirk’s insider tips
Little Eight is located in Lindenhagen, Brandenburg, in the Uckermark region.
You can easily drive, and it takes 1.5 hours from central Berlin.
With public transport, it takes 2 hours. Get the train to Prenzlau and then catch the bus directly to Lindenhagen.