The home of photographer Caroline Otteni

Posted on Thu, 12 Jul 2012 by midcenturyjo

Sitting in a meadow of flowers, surrounded by fruit trees, not far from the Baltic Sea in Germany is Haus Otteni. This old farm workers’ house has been lovingly restored by its photographer owner. It’s a family home of interconnecting rooms, clay plaster walls, rustic beams and a dark cave like feel. Interesting sight lines and the play of light and shadow reveal the photographer’s eye. A special place that is made even more lovely by its everyday practicality. Precious but not precocious. Even better it is available for holiday rent. Sunbathing in the meadows, relaxing in the shade of a fruit tree, soft breezes blowing in from the coast. Lazy, blowsy summer days with family or friends.

I keep looking at black walls and drapes lately and I like them more and more!

christa says:


kris says:

Really like what you have done Caroline. The interior is uncannily like what my husband and I are trying to achieve in a new house in Wanaka New Zealand. There are now old houses here so we are trying to develop of sense of history without it looking kitch. We live in a semi arid environment so the natural look fits. Love the touch of the rail imbedded in the plaster under the beams, wish we hadn't already plastered our walls. Like the clean earthy lines of the bathroom also.

Great place. I think the shelving space flush with the kitchen wall is a nice idea

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