Project Name: Mountain Cottage

Location: Kluszkowce, Poland

Date Completed: 2016

Interior Designer: HOLA Design

HOLA Design were commissioned to redesign a small cottage located on the shore of Czorstyn lake in Southern Poland. The plot is situated on a slope overlooking the lake and two medieval castles. The interior of the house and its location on the site were matched to the view. The side wall of the house from the lake is fully glazed. Two sliding windows allow for the opening of half of the wall and links the interior to the terrace. The shape of the house, its dark colour and the materials used refer to the traditional local pastoral houses. One hundred metres from the house is a museum with buildings from the nineteenth century which have been moved from the bottom of the lake when it was created.

The house refers to the tradition but has a modern form, and technical solutions. Characteristic roof and front wall were covered with aspen chips – traditional technology from north of Poland. It smoothly passes from the roof to the wall. Water flows in the rain through the house to the ground without gutters. The interior of the house includes a living room with kitchen and dining room, two bathrooms and a wardrobe on the ground floor, two kids’ rooms and bedroom on the attic and guest room, technical room, and toilet in the basement. All rooms have heated floor painted with a specific concrete paint.

Hand antiqued wooden boards laid on ceilings and walls. In the living room hang two enormities, made to order lamps. Kitchen wall is decorated with cut steel pattern flower symbolizing life. It is a folk character associated with the region. HOLA Design’s favourite aspect of the project is the entire atmosphere of the property and its surroundings. They believe that the design is consistent and coherent and that this is the power behind every good project, regardless of its style.