Tour a Former Berlin Bunker Turned Gallery and Home
German advertising exec Christian Boros and his wife, Karen Lohmann, an art historian, were looking for a large space in Berlin with historical significance, which could house their large contemporary-art collection, as well as themselves. As luck would have it, they discovered a five-storey building, which was built in 1942 as an air-raid shelter, and later was converted to a prison (and even later, a warehouse, a nightclub, and an exhibition hall). The pair purchased the property and transformed the original roof into a penthouse residence, leaving the lower four floors as exhibition space for more than 100 works.
Scroll below for a tour of this one-of-a-kind home.
Head over to Freunde von Freunden to tour the entire space (yes, there's more!), read an interview with the owners, and take a video tour.
Would you like to live in a converted home like this one? What other types of converted homes appeal to you? Tell us in the comments.