Perhaps not all is black and white, but this beautiful seven story home in Frankfurt, Germany appears to be just that. LIBERTINE LINDENBERG is the new guest community in Frankfurt’s historical district Alt-Sachsenhausen. Existing as a cross between a hotel and residential community, this home away from home allows for immense customizability and diversity in experience. Guests are welcome to stay for one short night or for weeks, months and even years. The space reflects the history that surrounds it through its exterior stone facade but inspires modernity through its interior, renovated by Franken Architekten.
The district that houses LIBERTINE LINDENBERG is thought to be the birth place of the famous apple wine. To honor the local bar scene and the historic context the building is placed in, each room is named after apple varieties, the classic design of the Frankfurter “Ebbelwei” glass can be found all over the house, and splashes of pink pastels brighten up the space.
The house moves in clean lines from sunshine to shadow, light to dark, white to black. The color scheme transitions smoothly in some parts of the house, such as the bedroom, and creates a stark contrast in others, such as the kitchen where black appliances on one side turn into a white sink and cabinets on the other. Unified by textiles, chunky knits and fine threadwork, these signature characteristics reflect the intimate collaboration between brands, producers and labels that make up the home.
With 27 suites and an exclusive three-room loft on the top floor, guests have a variety of options to choose from. The house opens up to a publicly accessibly living room cafe, an open kitchen and bodega-style LEKKER shop, an analog recording studio LOTTE LINDENBERG which owns its own record label, and the in-house gym in the basement. Guests can enjoy a variety of amenities and activities as they please. From apple wine nights, to vespa trips, to jam sessions in the house’s very own recording studio, LIBERTINE LINDENBERG provides a perfect space to ease into the Frankfurt scene. The housing project was born to meet the growing demand for collaborative culture and does just that, where “the like-minded can easily regulate their desired degree of togetherness.” Libertine lives at the crossroads between hotel and home, traditional and contemporary, dark and light. This is a home you won’t want to leave, and you really don’t have to. “Whether just for a night or forever, Living at LIBERTINE means finding a home in a carefree guest community.”
Address: Frankensteiner Strasse 20, 60594 Frankfurt/M.
Opening: March/April 2016
General Managers: Denise Omurca, Eva Kösling & Julia Feldmann
Total area: 1500 sqm
Architect: Franken Architekten
Interior architects: Franken Architekten & Studio Kathi Kaeppel