The villa on Lake Scharmützel was designed by the Berlin architect Doris Schäffler. It was commissioned by a Berlin family with two children who were looking for a country getaway where they could now and again escape from city life.

The central sliding French windows afford a broad view of the lake – stepping through them you can walk down to the lake. At the same time they create a perfect frame for the ever-changing face of the countryside. Inside the edifice the rooms are fairly small, with low ceilings. The interior fittings and furniture are kept to a minimum, as life usually takes place outdoors. via