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Factory loft with roof terrace in the very center of Berlin

Kastanienallee, 10

Description

We offer two lofts in a protected monument in the very center of Berlin and a lakeside estate next to Berlin for exchange. The two lofts are located close to the former Berlin wall, one on top of the other, we call them lower and upper loft. They share a 75 sqm private roof terrace with a barbecue. That gives you the opportunity to travel with good friends or a big family and enjoy your privacy at the same time. There's a large garden behind, with old trees and some 2nd world war debris brought here during eastern Germany's socialist period. More about that private garden here: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirschhof. The garden's history has been documented by Harald Hauswald, the most famous photographer of the former German Democratic Republic, formerly living next door. You'll find some of his originals in the lower and some of his books in the upper loft. In the garden there are some artworks by Cornelia Schleime who was living and working here in the mid-eighties before having been expatriated by the socialist government. More about her here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelia_Schleime. The lofts are very quiet. You'll feel like being on the countryside whilst your in the very heart of a vibrant metropolis. || THE LOWER LOFT is on the first floor of a former factory. It has 170 square meters, and two rooms. 3.5m high brick walls, oak wood floor, open bath, completely renovated. It accommodates 4 up to 6 persons and is extremely open. The sleeping area is separated - but has no door. Only the childrens' room and the toilet can be closed by a door. It is ideal for a family with two children. Of course there is enough place in order to accomodate additional people - for instance on one of the sofa beds in the living area. The open bath is located in the middle of the loft. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a professional juice extractor, a smoothie maker and an italian espresso machine. The countertops are made of concrete. In the living area you'll find an extraordinary highend music system (Burmester, Lua, Audiophysic). You will have free Wifi access. You can watch films on bluray with a performant projector in a kind of home cinema. The screen itself is in a mobile oak box, especially produced for the German army fourty years ago, discarded and finally restaured by us. We have no particular TV set in Berlin. You can watch TV via the Internet and Apple TV. We have a small fire place as well, working with bioethanol, not with wood. In the children's room there is a high sleeper with a 140x200 cm mattress for two children or also an adult couple. Moreover we have a sofa bed and a single bed in the lower loft. || THE UPPER LOFT has 105 sqm, a small fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom with a shower and an additional toilet. We use it as an artist's studio and to accomodate our friends when they visit Berlin. We interprete the upper loft as a third bedroom, actually it is a second flat. You should be aware however that it may look a bit chaotic due to its main purpose as an artist's studio. || THE LAKESIDE ESTATE: In case you wish to spend some time outside but very close to Berlin you can go to our lakeside estate. From there you can reach the Brandenburg Gate in 45 minutes by car. Or you take the bikes till the next railway station and then the direct train to the city center of Berlin: 30 minutes by bike and another 30 minutes by train. The former farm house has 220 square meters and accommodates up to 8 persons. It is fully renovated. It is our second home and we use it for weekend stays. It`s pure nature, surrounded by 6000 square meter grounds with a 45 meter lakeside front. You can go for a swim, get out on the lake for fishing by boat, do some biking - or just relax. The lakeside house has two floors, 5 rooms, 2 bathrooms. Everything is very bright and open. You can stay there with one or two families (if you are good friends). It is fully equiped with everything you need: kitchen, washing machine, tumble dryer, music system, Smart TV, video projector. Broadband internet access with Wifi. The whole lakeside estate has two further buildings: fully renovated and partially rebuild former barns. There you find the boats, table tennis, table football, two bikes and one tandem bycicle, the garden furniture and many other things to entertain you or to do some exercises. The estate is located in a small 450 inhabitant village in a short impasse which leads directly to the river of Dahme. In the direct neighbourhood there are family houses and a farm. Our left side neighbour offers boats for hire and entertains a small marina on a professional basis. There is no commercial infrastructure in the village. A bakery and some stores are at 10 minutes by bike in a neighouring village. You won't believe that there is a place on earth which is so close to a metropolis and at the same time so far out.
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Amount Sleeps: 8
  • Primary Home

Location

The loft is located in Berlin's hotspot Kastanienallee. Berlin people call it Casting Allee. You find there plenty of cafes, restaurants, bars and cafes - a huge atmosphere. Just around the corner there are some of the most vibrant places of Berlin: Mauerpark and Kollwitzplatz. Close by: the Berlin wall memorial. You can reach a lot of sights by feet or you take our bikes. It is five minutes by bike to Alexanderplatz, ten minutes to the museum's Island and not even 15 to the Brandenburg gate. If you prefer public Transportation: A tram and a subway station are at 100 meters.
  • Country: Germany
  • City: Berlin
  • Postal Code: 10435

Features

WiFi
Outdoor Grill / BBQ
Nanny Available
Modern Kitchen
Housekeeping
Home Security System
Gas Fireplace
Caretaker

Amenities

Waterfront
Walk to public transportation
Golfing
Boating and Sailing
Fishing
Waterview
Walk to town
Horseback Riding
Canoeing/Kayaking
Biking
Cultural / Tourist Attractions Nearby
Galleries / Museums Nearby
Fine Shopping
Restaurants
Hiking
Spa Nearby
Health Club

Availability

Our property is available all year

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Direct Exchange Plan
Number in our exchange party 5
Number of children 1
Languages spoken: German, French
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