Tour a Former Berlin Bunker Turned Gallery and Home

Julia Millay Walsh

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.

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