A wooden extension was added to a traditional cottage in Austria by Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten. Named “House MK”, the building is located in Bad Leonfelden, Upper Austria. It was restored and divided into two separate living premises for client and his mother. The original house was built in typical style of traditional farmhouses of this region: it has walls of white granite blocks and a half hip roof. The main goal was not only to preserve the existing original structure, but also to create a contemporary extension that complements it. This resulted in an L-shaped addition that was built from spruce sourced from a local forest. Together with the new extension, the old farmhouse form a two-storey home for the family of four. On the first floor of the old building, there are three bedrooms and a study, while an open-plan area with kitchen, dining room and living zone is located in the new part of the building. A garage, another study, bathroom and an entrance hall are located on the ground floor.
Photos by Dietmar Hammerschmid