House Hunting in Germany: A Traditional Estate With Modern Taste


This equestrian property of traditionally fired brick with a regionally distinctive reed-thatched roof was built in 2000 in the town of Fredenbeck, about 40 miles west of Hamburg, in northern Germany.Besides the three-bedroom, four-bathroom main house, the 6.9-acre property has a one-bedroom guesthouse and stable building with living quarters adjacent to a heated 43-by-16-foot swimming pool. A second stable building large enough for five horses has access to paddocks and a professional equestrian area, said Alexander Stehle, a managing partner at Hamburg Sotheby’s International Realty, which has the listing.Granite steppingstones lead to the front door of the main house, which opens to an airy foyer with double-height ceilings. The 4,800-square-foot house, which was renovated in 2009, has interiors with heavy wooden statement beams and Asian art and motifs designed by the New York-based Tonychi Studio. Furniture, excluding artwork, is included in the asking price, Mr. Stehle said.
The entrance foyer opens to an open-plan dining and kitchen area with panoramic windows, ceiling beams and artisan terra-cotta tiles. The kitchen, designed by Bulthaup, has a cooking island and breakfast bar, with cabinets and countertops of silestone clay and smoked natural oak. There are appliances by Gaggenau and Cucineria. Arched glass doors open to the pool terrace, with an al fresco dining area with barbecue.
ImageThe three-bedroom main house, built in 2000 and renovated in 2009, is made from traditionally fired brick and has a regionally distinctive reed-thatched roof.The three-bedroom main house, built in 2000 and renovated in 2009, is made from traditionally fired brick and has a regionally distinctive reed-thatched roof.Credit…Hamburg Sotheby’s International Realty

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