refurbishment and conversion of farmhouse

Schleswig-Holstein, 2007-09

The farmhouse in Behrensdorf, built in the 19th century is a listed building and one of a few belonging to Waterneverstorf Manor.

Bought in a derelict state by the client it needed major repairs. The thatched roof was replaced and the roof structure repaired. The heybarn under the roof was converted into a spacious studio apartment, the groundfloor was turned into a large apartment. The small side building originally used for farming equipment was turned into a tiny apartment. To get the buildings dry from the ground they were surrounded with a drainage taking rain water away. The buildings were completely insulated from inside including floors, walls and ceilings, showing the beautiful frame- and brickwork outside and allowing thermal diffusion. All works were executed with local firms.