Walther Baedeker, Renate Kant, Andrée Putman, Karl Lagerfeld – many a creative force has left their mark on “Villa Jako”.
© ALBRECHT GEHSE/VG BILD-KUNST, BONN 2018 (2); © DIEGO GIACOMETTI/VG BILD-KUNST, BONN 2018 (1)
The central space in this home, true to the rules of symmetry in its overall design and inspired by the style of a Roman villa, is the atrium with its skylight and impluvium (a sunken water basin currently covered over by a carpet and table, right). This grand entrance leads off to the various rooms that grace the ground floor, including the kitchen with its beautiful herringbone floor (left) and the enormous living room with its blue and gold coffered ceiling (below). The villa had just one single storey when is was originally built in 1924. The first floor was then added three years later, with several bedrooms and bathrooms. The staircase leading to this upper level is ideally suited as a charming little home gallery space.
Made in Germany, Lürssen, Porsche, Montblanc, Christian Völkers...