The typical "Bremer Haus" appears in different ways in the image of the street, but there are many common style-elements:

  1. Layout
  2. free stairs
  3. portico
    canopy and porch
  4. risalit, bay and porches
  5. details of the facade
    windows, front doors
    elements for structure and decoration
    pilasters and imbedded column

    detail photo
  1. Layout
  2. stairs
    As described here the street was higher than the basement, two stairs were constructed to get into the cellar or the first floor.
  3. portico
    The normally rainy and stormy weather in the north of Germany requires a canopy on the "Bremer Haus " . Partially it was carried out as a porch or a vestibule and so it constitutes an optical continuation of the stairs. Sometimes the canopy was renunciated, but then there was a draught-excluder. The draught-excluder was a nearly square room behind the front door, who had a second door to the house.
  4. risalit, bay and porches
    The street is subdivided by the returning Elements stairs and portico. An other subdivision is made by the wide spread bay, who lets the living-room being more large. Partially the bay reaches as a risalit over the whole height of the house. In the streets some houses were built together, so the street is rhythmical subdivided by stairs and bay. If the facade is to the south, the bay is often replaced by a glasporch.
  5. door photo details of the facade
    The Facades of the "Bremer Haus" are partially different styled. Since the date of arise 1850 until 1920 there are three main styles: Classicism, Historicism and "Jugendstil". Every architect used his famous style, so time limits for each style are not convenient, but you can find classicistic buildings in streets near the historic city, round the "Wall", later styles will be found in districts with more distance to the centre.
    Hans-Christoph Hoffmann subdivides the outward appearance in several styles:
    Remarkable is that epochal elements only occur on the facade, the mainbuilding is mostly the same.
    The windows of the house constitute an axle. The "Bremer Haus" has three or four axes. The frame of the window was used for decoration with imbedded columns and Pilasters. Over the window there could be a triangle or a segment gable. The wooden front door was carved with special decoration patterns.
    Partially there are different forms of wall on the basement and the first floor, between the floors ledges and a special ledge under the roof, which had imitates of roof beams.

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