Houseboat on the water
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Upping the boho ante in east Berlin, Modern Houseboat launched this summer on Lake Rummelsburg, 15 minutes from the city centre. Owner Chris Laugsch and architect Bertjan Diphoorn have managed to pack in an open kitchen, custom-made furniture, fireplace and natty Condesa chair into just 60 square metres. Watch the ducks paddle by or charter Stadbote's retro speedboat 'El Tigre' to zip to the Reichstag, the double-decker Oberbaumbrücke bridge by Otto Stahn or the numerous beach bars on the river Spree. The conceptual art gallery Sammlung Haubrok and hip restaurant Pauly Saal are within peddling distance if you take one of the Bella Ciao bikes available. Sleeps two adults and two children.

Glass doors, exposed roof trusses and kitchen counter

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Inside fireplace, outer deck

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Bedroom with seating area overlooking lake

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Rummelsburger Bucht
Gustav-Holzmann-Strasse 10


Jonathan Bell has written for Wallpaper* magazine since 1999, covering everything from architecture and transport design to books, tech and graphic design. He is now the magazine’s Transport and Technology Editor. Jonathan has written and edited 15 books, including Concept Car Design, 21st Century House, and The New Modern House. He is also the host of Wallpaper’s first podcast.