Designed by syntax architektur, Private Retreat is located in Hadersfeld / Vienna, Austria. The new building was carefully planted between the old existing trees and is set to the old building in such a way to allow for best views and optimum use of the garden. It was our intention to design a modern building that reflects the uniqueness of the site and its history, a place that feels comfortable with its surrounding, a place that ages gracefully with its inhabitants.
The irregular cut of the site creates the potential to provide different garden themes: the orchard behind the old building, the lawn and swimming pond with their spectacular views in front of the living space and the wooded area sheltering the private terrace. Parts of the existing inn, like the kitchen, the wine cellar and the stone wall, which is used as a garden element, have been restored, other parts recycled and re-used. The existing basement served as the excavation pit for the swimming pond.