Franz Gustav Forsmann (1795–1878) was commissioned to design the building in 1828. The house was to feature large door and window openings so there was always a good view of the countryside. His plans were based on the country houses along the Elbchaussee, designed by Danish architect Christian Frederik Hansen. Jenisch sent the plans for review to Prussian chief surveyor Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1782–1841) in Berlin, who was widely respected at the time. The result was a set of counter-proposals, sent in 1829, based on his conception of Glienicke Palace on the River Havel. Ultimately, in mature classicist style, a combination of plans from both architects across an almost square ground plan was used for the house, which was built and furnished from 1831 to 1834.


  • Title: Jenisch Haus Jenisch Haus
  • Creator: Franz Gustav Forsmann (1795-1878), Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1782-1841)
  • Date Created: 1831/1834
  • Location: Hamburg, Klein Flottbek
  • Rights: SHMH
  • External Link: http://www.jenisch-haus.de

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