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Brutalist landmark for sale in Berlin for $3.8M

Bierpinsel was built in the 1970s by architect couple Ralph Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte

A concrete tower shaped like an observation tower or tree rises above a metro station in an urban area.
The building still retains its paint job from a 2010 Turmkunst art project.
Photos via Sotheby’s International Realty

This unique property is certainly not your ordinary building for sale. Located in the Steglitz neighborhood of Berlin, Bierpinsel (“beer brush”) is a 1970s Brutalist structure designed by architect couple Ralph Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte.

Shaped like an observation tower and reaching 46 meters (151 feet) high, the graphic, top-heavy structure comprises three floors that have been used, at various times, as a restaurant, night club, and a cafe. According to The Spaces, however, Bierpinsel has been standing empty since 2006.

Perhaps that is why it’s now on the market as a residence. Listed as a four-bedroom-four-bath with 12,765 square feet of living space, the iconic concrete landmark would certainly make for a one-of-a-kind home. Still, it would require extensive renovations and a completely new identity. But its pop-art facade, painted by prominent graffiti artists as part of the Turmkunst (Tower art) project in 2010, remains.

Located prominently above the Schloßstraße metro station, Bierpinsel is offered at 3.2 million euros, or approximately $3.77 million.

Via: The Spaces, Sotheby’s International Realty