The Miller’s House project by Asdfg Architects shows a contemporary design in historical architecture in the trendy Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg. The 170 year old structure urgently needed an update. However, the result is a unique home that is firmly rooted in the history of the city.
The design team worked to recreate the beautiful light-colored stone facade of this house based on a drawing from 1844 and kept a single original interior wall. Otherwise, they opened up the space in line with contemporary design ideals.
Light, clear lines weave into and out of the historic brick interior wall. A modern staircase slips through an opening and leads along the brick to an upstairs loft. The large kitchen is hidden in the wall below. If you turn left, the space has an airy dining area and loft work area under raised ceilings. On the right, a black leather armchair, a striking work of art, creates a chic seating area.
The play area for children is comfortable and modern. There are closets and shelves for toys and other items, and stairs lead to the nursery, which is more private than a play room.
The bathroom is really small and it shows how a small bathroom can hold everything you need, including a fireplace built into the wall – so cozy!
Stairs connecting other areas of the house form a built-in open storage system that matches the shelves in the work area. The layout is very chic, the house has everything necessary, double high ceilings and large rooms with light and peaceful decor look very inviting and welcoming.