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Public transport: S-Bahnhof Connewitz Tram 9, 11, 11E, Bus 79 / Connewitz Suburban S4, S5, S5X, S6
Today's use: Single family house
#Single family house #Leipzig #1932
A very unusual house in Leipzig. The architect expanded in particular the ground floor of his own house. The kitchen and bathroom face the street, i.e. in a northerly direction. The sun never shines on this side, so these rooms are ideal for this arrangement and this circumstance also explains the small windows. In Germany, the trend of aligning the large living room windows to the more intimate garden side survived until today. It is the same with this house. On the ground floor there are three more rooms used as living rooms and bedroom.
Hallways and staircases are minimalist in design. The entrance, the small hallway and the staircase are located in the porch on the north-west side of the house. Only on the west side does the house have a full upper floor with a bedroom and a small room next to it. On the west side, the house has four windows, all of a different shape and size. What did the architect want to tell us??? The eastern part of the upper storey is a sloping roof, that can be clearly seen on the east side. The chimney on this side was not added in 1949.
Construction began in 1932, and family moved in in March 1933.