The house was built in 1969 by the architect Herbert Heinke as his own home and architecture office. In addition to these two functions, the house also has a small granny flat, the resident of which has lived there from the start and also lived there during the renovation period. The granny flat was retained. The remaining volume now offers space for the apartment of a family of five and a small studio. The space required for this was mainly created by saw cuts and the demolition of walls and ceilings. The house, originally conceived in vague memory of the Maisons Jaoul, has also been completely transformed from the outside. This transformation was achieved through the demolition of concrete components, the enlargement of the windows and the addition of light constructions that summarize and simplify the building volume. A canopy has been added that extends over the entire length of the building and replaces the original terrace above the ground floor. The house, which was originally divided into concrete and clinker strips, was painted and coated uniformly in one color.