Looking for an apartment in Berlin

We’re looking for a new place to live and work. Today we saw the first place that was love at first sight. It’s in Friedrichshain, which is hopping, not too far from where Helmut works, and we can get to by subway. The place itself is a split-level apartment out back. The graffiti outside on Samariterstraße is awesome. Some shops have their whole front graffitied, and this isn’t just a bit of spraying, masters of the can are at work. The whole area is being developed, but I think graffiti belongs here and will be back. Anyway, the place we looked at would be my office downstairs, and we’d sleep upstairs. An industrial-style staircase leads upstairs. A small area out front to put some big planters for a bit of a patio. A small terrace upstairs. Very open living. We’d have a guest bed on a hung ceiling that we could build in, with a ladder leading up. No walls. Like a factory floor. What do you think?


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4 thoughts on “Looking for an apartment in Berlin”

  1. It looks pretty good, Anne! I like that you’re planning it funky, because that’s the one thing you can’t pay for in an apartment.

    I respect that you can appreciate the graffiti. I ususally can’t, but think that I should. (Well, I like the good stuff. I hate tags.) Let us know what you decide.

  2. Funky indeed. It’s a house where they threw out squatters not too long ago. Oh, boy. Mitten in Berlin. Back to the roots for me. I lived in a house in Kreuzberg where we were the first party to pay rent. Bitter feelings back then. And this is still very recent. And we’re a lot older. Hmmm…


    Helmut took lots of pictures, Christian, but he doesn’t upload them, oller Sturkopf.

  3. Looks fab, Anne.

    We stayed near there in June and really loved the Volkspark – perfect for a jog or just a beer in the cafe. Lovely…..

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