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Modern Family House with Courtyard Character.

This special family house in a dignified country style with modern elements and contrasting interior design was built on a spacious plot on a slight slope.
The building is realized in solid construction from burnt bricks. Due to a monolithic wall construction, no additional insulation is necessary. Throughout the design, the use of petroleum-based insulating materials was avoided as good as possible.

Modern lines meet a typical gable roof with cornice, giving the house the appearance of a parsonage and thus giving it a rural modern character.

It was important to the client to detach the garage building from the main building and thus create a kind of courtyard situation. Furthermore, there was the desire for a twofold development of the house. Due to the hillside location, it was possible to build an underground access for the residents through the garage and an access for guests on the ground floor. Vertical access was also a major focus of the design. The cantilevered interior staircase not only connects the floors, but also becomes a sculpture. The locksmith construction made of raw steel with wooden steps represents craftsmanship and becomes a main design element of the interior.

The basement contains storage and ancillary spaces, as well as a fitness room. An office, guest rooms and the common areas are located on the first floor of the house. The open living, cooking and dining area has a spacious layout and offers plenty of room for spending time together. The private rooms were realized separately on the upper floor with their own bathrooms and dressing rooms.

The L-shape of the ground floor layout results in a covered terrace on the south-west side of the house with access to the outdoor pool.

The body of the living room is designed in a very modern way and with its floor plan and flat roof it reminds of a type of free form. The same design principle can be found in the entrance area. A play of modern and original styles give the house that little something.

The interior was designed by Stephanie Thatenhorst and impresses with strong, large-scale colors. The design creates an exciting contrast to the exterior appearance of the building.

This house is a wonderful example of how crossovers of different styles and materials can work to create unique projects with a personal touch.

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Bmst. Ing. Thomas Krämer, BSc


New Construction


Upper Austria | Austria