Japanese and Scandinavian elements find each other in a charred-clad house overlooking the meadows of Bodstedter Bodden, a bay that connects the Baltic seaside with the Fischland-Darß peninsula.
Designed to maximalise the natural light flowing in, at Quartier Wieck it’s pleasant to spend time indoors whether rain or shine thanks to a large skylight, east and west-oriented windows and black wooden board arrangements that interplays with light and shadow coming from the outside.
The new-build structure, designed by the Berlin-based architect Mr. Möhring, is located on the plot of an apple orchard where its copper roof contrasts with the thatch-roofed houses in the area. Its floors made of limestone, the hot-rolled steel kitchen worktop and large glass surfaces are modern and elegant – materials and details chosen for their potential patina and beauty that takes on a different quality with the changing of the seasons.
Inside, stay warm by the living room fireplace, or get a hot steam in the sauna. In the kitchen or under the eaves, this is a house with lots of options to retreat and relax in all comfort – a temporary home.
With its three rooms that sleep up to 6 people, Quartier Wieck offers privacy and comfort on two floors spread over 160 square meters. Each bedroom has a double bed, and each bathroom a ‘Raindance’ shower.
Throughout the rooms, artwork by Petri Niemelä and Sami Lukkarinen, both Finnish artists, can be admired, as well as furniture by Charles and Ray Eames, Konstantin Grcic and lighting by Michael Anastassiades amongst other talented artists and designers.
The well-equipped carpenter-made kitchen allows for the easypreparation of home-cooked meals.
Sylvia and Peter Stein have spent each of their summer holidays for more than 15 years in the Darß region. Here’s where they rejuvenate themselves and leave their everyday worries behind. An impulse to share this feeling and the beautiful surrounds of the Baltic Sea was the impetus to build Quartier Wieck, their holiday home base from which there is a lot to explore outdoors.
For a small town in the North of Germany, Wieck am Darß offers a surprisingly wide range of activities, both in nature and cultural. Cyclists will love the Darßer National Park and the many bike paths in the wider area. The wild forest of Darß, protected since 1990 can be explored by bike too, or by foot. The Bodden bay, within sight from the upper bedrooms, has small swimming areas with sandy beaches with quite windy conditions ideal for kiting and surfing. A climbing forest in the village of Born can entertain groups and families.
For a spot of culture, visit the old Hanseatic cities of Rostock or Stralsund, or visit the art museum in Ahrenshoop where local artists from the former artist’s colony are exhibited.
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