Haus Hohe Pappeln
The house "Hohe Pappeln" was the private home of the Belgian architect and designer Henry van de Velde (1863-1957), who came to Weimar as art adviser to Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst. Van de Velde had the house built on the basis of his own plans in 1907/08 and lived there with his wife Maria and their five children until 1917. Together with architecture, fittings and furniture, van de Velde also designed the garden.
The central hub and heart of the house is the hall-cum-living-room on the ground floor, from which lead off the salon with the adjoining study and dining room, the stairs to the upper floor and the side stairs. In his design, van de Velde deliberately avoids any elaborate decoration. In line with the aesthetics of modern industry, he applied the principles of practicality to the house "Hohe Pappeln".
The house is a unique complete work of art, in which van de Velde's handwriting can be found in every detail.