Modern Austrian House Extension And Renovation Split Into Separate Volumes

A strong desire to preserve the old house present on this site inspired the owners to collaborate with architecture studio smartvoll and to create a series of extensions for it. The result was a beautiful balance of old and new structures that complement each other and together become the perfect family home. This beautiful Austrian house is situated in Klosternenburg and is currently composed of the original building which was renovated and three new volumes added in 2019. The new volumes include a two-story structure housing the children’s bedrooms, a new living area and a dining room. The focused not only on creating new interior spaces but also on adding complementary outdoor areas as well.

The original house was preserved and renovated without major alterations being done to its layoutView in gallery
The original house was preserved and renovated without major alterations being done to its layout

There’s a nice feeling of continuity between all the spaces, both old and new and that brings them all together in a beautiful and harmonious way while also allowing them to preserve their independence from each other. The link between all of them is the dining area which connects not only the interior areas but also the outdoor ones as well. There’s a small breakfast terrace to the South, a garden to the West and lush greenery all around. This is a project that celebrates the history and the beauty of the old house but also the modern and vibrant nature of the new additions. Each of the spaces has its own individuality while also becoming a part of the whole.

A series of extensions were built and connected together as well as to the outdoor spaces around themView in gallery
A series of extensions were built and connected together as well as to the outdoor spaces around them
One of the newly added areas is this cozy living space with a skylight, bookshelves and a sofaView in gallery
One of the newly added areas is this cozy living space with a skylight, bookshelves and a sofa
Another new structure is a two-story volume which houses the children's bedroomsView in gallery
Another new structure is a two-story volume which houses the children’s bedrooms
the new extensions have clean and simple geometries and large windows overlooking the outdoor areasView in gallery
the new extensions have clean and simple geometries and large windows overlooking the outdoor areas
The new bedroom tower has a pitched roof and solar panels on itView in gallery
The new bedroom tower has a pitched roof and solar panels on it
The new living area and the bedroom annex are connected by the dining roomView in gallery
The new living area and the bedroom annex are connected by the dining room
There's greenery all around the annexes and around the original house which adds continuity to the projectView in gallery
There’s greenery all around the annexes and around the original house which adds continuity to the project
To the South there's a small breakfast terrace, one of several outdoor spaces linked to the new volumesView in gallery
To the South there’s a small breakfast terrace, one of several outdoor spaces linked to the new volumes
All of the new spaces are interconnected but they also function independentlyView in gallery
All of the new spaces are interconnected but they also function independently
The new living area overlooks the vineyards while the children's bedrooms have a view of the valleyView in gallery
The new living area overlooks the vineyards while the children’s bedrooms have a view of the valley
Long curtains complement the large windows and glazed walls of the annex spacesView in gallery
Long curtains complement the large windows and glazed walls of the annex spaces
The original house was renovated and updated but still maintains a lot of its original characterView in gallery
The original house was renovated and updated but still maintains a lot of its original character
The interior design as a whole is warm and inviting but also quirky and originalView in gallery
The interior design as a whole is warm and inviting but also quirky and original