Year of execution: 2015
Total area: 300 sqm
Task: architecture, construction and interior design
Our studio is working in a stunning, historical villa close the Danube in Szentendre that was a country house of the Hungarian aristocrat family, the Széchenyi’s. In the renovated villa got a place the permanent exhibition of Béla Apáti Abkarovics who can be linked to the famous group of painters called “Nagybányai iskola” and who was the grandfather of the husband of Eszter Radnóczy, our chief designer and founder.
During the renovation we payed extra attention to keep and refurbish the original elements of the building, ie. the porch with the columns, the wooden beams, windows and doors that associated to the aristocratic lifestyle and atmosphere. The glass, oak, concrete surfaces and the powder-coated metal shelving system create a generous supplement.
The villa can be divided into three parts that are organically related to each other. The large space in the centre of the building is functioning as a showroom and meeting area, with huge tables, chairs, sofas and many catalogues and material samples around. An exclusive kitchen and toilet connected to the showroom. On the same floor an exclusive meeting room is situated as well that is a home for the painter’s collection giving an exquisite environment to each meeting.
The architects and designers’ desks got a place in the basement and in the attic. On the floor the uniqely designed floorcapret is running that pattern was inspired by the original floor tiles of the porch.
The villa is surrounded by a cozy and relaxing garden.
Photo: Gyorgy Darabos