Despite an unassuming facade, this flat-roofed, two-level Bauhaus bungalow has quite a remarkable pedigree.
Located in Weinheim, Germany’s Lützelsachsen district—a central, yet quiet section of town that overlooks the Upper Rhine Plain—the Weinheim Architect’s Villa was built in 1963 by the architecture firm of Jan and Waldemar Lippert. Twins, the Lipperts had studied with two of the most notable architects of the 20th century; Jan spent five years working in the Chicago office of Mies von der Rohe, while Waldemar studied first in the USA, and later in Karlsruhe with the famous German architecture professor Egon Eiermann. Together they designed numerous post-war modernist-style homes.
Almost perfectly preserved, the Weinheim Architect’s Villa offers a glimpse into post-war modernist German life—and even comes with Bauhaus Monument Protection. The 1,980-square-foot-home is set on a gently sloping hillside and features four bedrooms, a study, two-and-a-half baths, and a swimming pool in the garden.
The home opens on the upper level to a sunny living room with windows that line the perimeter of the space, providing sweeping views of the Upper Rhine Plain and plenty of natural light. A built-in, open shelving system traverses one wall while the tongue-and-groove ceiling adds texture. An oversized terrace provides a direct connection to the outdoors, accessible through sliding glass doors. The terrace boasts an outdoor fireplace and a staircase leading down to the garden. “In the summer, the indoor and outdoor spaces blur to create an airy, free living experience,” explains Fabian Heimburger of listing agency Heimburger Immobilien.
Another highlight is the home’s original Bulthaup kitchen. With white cabinetry and a wooden countertop, the space has only been “gently modernized” and is in keeping with the home’s original vibe.
The interior spaces have been beautifully furnished with a mix of artwork and furniture original to the home together with additional pieces provided by interior stylist Anne-Sophie Seyfarth of Seyfarth Heidelberg. “On the upper floor, we rearranged the existing furniture and only discreetly decorated it. We deliberately left the authentic style of the early 1960s virtually untouched,” says Anne-Sophie.
Heimburger adds that many pieces are also available for purchase, including the eye-catching abstract expressionist-style painting that hangs in the living room by German artist Fred Heimburger. Scroll ahead for a look inside this Bauhaus jewel, on the market for $1,500,000.