Baroque House Extension
Extension to and renovation of a house from the 16th century.
This timber extension to the west side of an early 16th century villa on top of a hill in the Greater area of Graz houses a bedroom and a bathroom and replaces a former entrance and staircase to an in-law apartment in the villa.
The in-law apartment’s floor level is one meter above the other ground floors of the villa due to a cellar, located only under this quarter of the house.
The extension is a wooden box that is encased by an triangular porch that bridges the height difference and the slope of the hill. Grey larch is used for cladding and construction thus contrasting the whitewashed both stonework and brickwork walls of the renovated villa.
The two triangularly shaped porches provide wind protected outdoor living spaces, while the triangular overall shape also allowed for keeping the shading plum trees.