Location Ábrahámhegy
Client Private client
Floor area 240 m2
General design MCXVI Architects
Leading architect designer Gábor Szokolyai
Architect-interior designer Dénes Kovács
Status Completed
Project year 2013

Our client fell in love with this house and its romantic environment at first sight. It was an emotional decision to buy it.
It is said, that a painter built it for himself in the early 1900’s, as a summer accommodation and studio. It was built in a spontaneous way, without foundation, uninsulated, with no proper functional layout, but with a spacious and generous garden with great atmosphere.
Structurally, the new, supplement foundation and trabeation have been quite challenging, especially if we consider the fact that the original pure stone walls were made without mortar, they simply put the pieces together with clay.
The house was enclosed by a vaulted cellar, which the new homeowners could not really utilize. In this we put the kitchen-dining room and we opened the front and the back walls. Thus, a generous, bright, characteristic space was created, which could become the real centre of the villa. With great earthwork, we paved the terrain. This way, beside the house, there was a possibility to build a small football field, and on the lower part there is a small playground for the children. The resulting ramps add spatial rhythm to the plot.
As for the garden, an important thing is the wood-covered terrace, which serves the needs of outdoor meals, which is a basic requirement for a holiday home at Lake Balaton.