Spa & Wellness

Klosterneuburg, Austria

A classic house, built in the seventies, in a prime location.
The view is spectacular, surrounded by greenery with no other buildings nearby - in the distance you can see the spires of Klosterneuburg Monastery
and at night a faint flicker of big city lights. The terrace is soaked in sun from morning until nightfall.

Yet, before renovation, the garden level of the house was not really being used. A connecting staircase from the higher-level living room area to the garden level led into a dark cellar room; the space lacked light and openness.

 Now, after the renovation work, the garden level has opened up a whole new world for the young family – right at home. From their living area they can move directly into their own leisure and relaxation area. Laid-back and light, the pergola and panorama terrace are located in front of the existing house. The southern face of the house is animated by giving it its own life, without disturbing the existing house.

 At the garden level, the outdoor and indoor areas flow effortlessly into each other. In the warm summer months, the pool, the pergola and the large garden melt into a single, harmonious unit. During the cold months, the delicate frames of the KELLER minimal windows® glazing keep effectively the cosy heat inside, while still offering an unrestricted outdoor view.

 A young family has many wishes, which should be able to come true in such a location. For this reason we have treated the hillside walls as large sculptures to discretely house these necessities. For example, a fitness area for daily exercise can easily be integrated into the main area. And our clients love to invite and lavishly entertain their friends.

 This is where the integrated summer kitchen comes into play. The spacious rest area leads to the sauna, and the niches in the wall were tailor-made to exhibit the clients’ African animal sculptures. The gold-anodised grid ceiling of the pool captures the pattern of the tiled floor; in the evenings it reflects the water. The sky opens up.

 And if perchance the next generation takes over the room, spreads out the toys or splashes lively in the pool, you simply bring in the home cinema system integrated into the ceiling. Like the lighting system and the entire home automation system, this can be comfortably operated via I-Pad from the sofa or the office in town.

 

 Architect

SUE Architekten, Wien

www.sue-architekten.at

 

Photography

Katharina Reckendorfer

 

KELLER Partner

Livingglas GMBH

www.livingglas.at


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