The "Tuschkastensiedlung" (Paint box Housing Estate) in Treptow is the oldest of six estates of modernist architecture belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage. Architect Bruno Taut based his design concept on the English idea of the Garden City. In this way, some of the houses are grouped around an acacia courtyard. In another stage of construction, Taut arranged the houses in staggered rows.
The estate's colour scheme is particularly eye-catching, complete with contrasting design details: the effect of the facades is enhanced with windows, shutters or balconies. There are some 128 houses on the estate, most of which are single family houses.