Brand new studio apartment with loft bed in a quiet residential part of vibrant Friedrichshain for 1-4 guests. High-quality, custom crafted interiors with authentic materials like oak and concrete. Named after my grandfather & world traveler Otto.
Otto was a world traveler, an always welcome guest and a generous host himself. It was him who inspired us and somewhat initiated us to make this idea happen. Welcome to our studio apartment "Bei Otto", an individual place to stay in Berlin for independently-minded travelers in a quiet and authentic residential area in the northern part of vibrant Friedrichshain.
We have travelled a lot ourselves, near and far, as a couple and as a small familiy. Having stayed in a whole variety of accomodations on this globe, what always enthuses us are clearly designed spaces and authentic concepts.
The street-level studio apartment is located in a special shop-like space in a quiet residential street. The interiors have been entirely planned ourselves and realized in close collaboration with Berlin-based furniture designer Rainer Spehl and a number of helping hands. From top to bottom, from the room layout to the loft bed, from choosing the bathroom tiles to crafting the dining table everything has been individually done for the studio apartment. The existing architecture with its concrete floor and ceiling provided the framework which we filled with interiors made of warm, natural oak.
The very consistent interior with its straight lines and edges is contrasted with individual details and vintage accessories.
The 36 sqm space with its 4 m ceilings which is entered directly from the street is ideally complemented by a generous 7 sqm loft level with queen size bed (1.60 m), reached by a solid oak staircase.
Underneath the loft a convertible sofa bed can accommodate two extra guests and also makes a perfect option for families with children.
Two types of curtains as well as electric shutters provide shield from light and sight through the full-height windows.
Bed sheets and two towels per guest are included.
The small bathroom with walk-in shower which is also situated underneath the loft bed has been designed with the same attention to detail, quality and consistency as the entire studio.
An open-faced kitchenette provides all the essentials and nothing unnecessary for a short-term stay in Berlin: fridge with freezer, dish washer, induction stove (2 hobs), electric kettle, toaster, espresso cooker, french press and basic kitchenware. Simple meals can be easily prepared but we do in fact encourage our guests to go out and experience all that the multifaceted neighborhood with its individual restaurants and cafés has to offer.
We are looking forward to open-minded guests who come to Berlin to experience the city and our "Samariterkiez" neighborhood.
See you soon "bei Otto"!
Interakcija s gostima
Our idea is for our guests to go out and explore the immediate neighborhood. We are happy to give personal recommendations for the versatile "Samariterkiez" and Friedrichshain neighborhood where we have been living ourselves for nine years - just two doors next to the studio apartment.
No smoking. No pets. No parties. Respectful behavior towards the neighbors. The apartment is located in a quiet residential area.
Od 20. Prosinac 2017. - 2. Siječanj 2018. minimalni boravak je 5 noćenja.
// born in Southern Germany and raised in Hamburg with German and Indian roots
// living in Berlin since 2007
// traveled in various directions
// inspired by my grandfather Otto who took me on trips near and far and showed me how to travel by train and airplane by myself when I was a child
// stayed in beach huts and mountain lodges, fancy resorts and simple vacation homes, under canvas, in vehicles, at design hotels and with friends.
// living and travelling as a family of three since 2012
// working as a graphic designer
/ aufgewachsen in Hamburg mit südindischen und süddeutschen Wurzeln
/ seit 2007 in Berlin
/ gereist in diverse Himmelsrichtungen
/ inspiriert durch meinen Opa, der mich früh mit auf Reisen nahm und mir beibrachte, alleine Zug zu fahren
/ übernachtet in Strand- und Berghütten, Resorts, Ferienhäusern, Zelten, Autos, Design Hotels und bei Freunden
/ seit 2012 unterwegs als Familie mit Kind