For a long time, the owners of this almost secluded family homestead were tempted to permanently settle there again.
Unfortunately, this big farm building did not seem to offer a suitable space that could be transformed in a way that would suit the present needs of the owners.
In order to avoid making precipitate decisions, the family needed to mull over the house transformation - perhaps out of respect to this place.
The decisive moment came when it became technologically impossible to keep the obsolete construction of the structurally unsound old stable.
The owners decided to tear this adobe stable down and suddenly, they discovered a place which was ideal for a new construction.
The extraordinary views of the castle pond, tall greenery on the premises and the owner's wishes were the final, clear signal that this exact spot was going to be the location of their new family house.
Genius loci of the place and respect to the original stable were the two elements determining the house's size and form.
The expression of the house is also emphasized by its surface. Demands on facade durability did not allow for the use of a natural render, the traditional smooth coat.
With the help of Baumit technicians, we found a solution which helped us achieve the desired look. A Fill in layer was spread by hand into the Fill top layer.
This way we managed to combine the quality of a machine coloured coat and the feeling of spread by hand rendering.
The house makes use of the stable\'s original cellar inserted in the slope with a sandstone retaining wall.
These natural materials, as well as the wood used on the terrace, arbour and garage parking, create a great harmony with the neutral white colour of the house.