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Pure Rustic
George, Gudrun and their twin sons. The family decided one day to move away from Hamburg and away from the stressful life as journalists. Now, they are living their country life with a dog, three parrots, two gees and two wild ducks.

In 2000, Frank and Jutta Strauß have discovered their country cottage in the biosphere-reservation of the
„Schaalsee“, a lake in Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Germany.
Here, they have built their own country hideway for weekends or even holidays.
If they do not use the house themselves, it is also rented out to guests.
The home:
Old and listed timber framed, thatched cottage on a 3700 sqm property with a bakehouse, bathroom in a shed,
duck pond and a meadow with sheep.
Frank and Jutta put the typical country house back into its original state.
They have retained timber frames and clay walls in combination with lots of wood.
Stone or wooden floors were kept and restored or built new according to historical model, while at the same time
they have modernized the house to the temporary standards that you don't see at first.
The young couple worked with great love for details.

The Style:
The furnishing is authentic, pure rustic and consistent historical.
A cooker, a bed, a stove and, of course, a long table to meet.
Frank and Jutta have bought the historical furniture on flea markets or nearby dealers.
It was very important for them, to preserve the traces of usage.
When they have restored their finds they want them to be authentic in details.
Porcelain Lamps from a small british manufacturer (British Timeless Classics) and traditional porcelain switches
are part of the authentic concept.
The hand forged door fittings and the old iron framed beds are more than over 100 years old.

Photography: André Reuter
Styling: Miriam Hannemann
Number of images:  60
Season: Summer
Country: Germany
English text available on request
German Text available on request

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