After surviving two world wars, the artist Mercedes Engemann, known far beyond Europe, came into possession of this house. Mercedes divided this building purposefully, on the one hand by renting it to a library and on the other hand she used it as a studio. According to her husband, the art professor Ebert, the artist experienced her creative period in this house. In 1981 Mercedes Engemann passed away.
After the death of his wife Mercedes Engemann, the husband and art professor Ebert looked for a new suitable owner for the house. In 1999, the Bauerwerk passed into the ownership of the couple Christa and Heinz Gerd Laermann, who have since maintained the artistic spirit in this house. Art and culture, in addition to the culinary offer of coffee, tea and cake specialties, also characterize today's "Kaffeehaus Winterberg".