THE HOUSE ON THE EDGE- A JUMP INTO THE DISTANCE
Our house is situated in natural surroundings on very steep terrain 700m above sea level. Our house`s name commonly called "Brdnik" in Slovenian means "projecting hill". We are glad to be able to share this spot with you, which allows you to satisfy your need for time and space. Where every minute becomes the focal point of your stay.
Rest and relaxation, idleness and freedom, combined with one of the nicest views of Carinthia and its alpine world, lets you discover the tardiness and silence anew. In 2006 the former wooden farm building was razed to the ground by a fire. In 2012 we decided to rebuild the same building, with an extension in the form of a transverse and rounded ashlar. For us it was obvious that it would be a timber-frame construction again. The steep, stony slope, on which it is built, lends itself, also inside to the individual level differences. The generous double-glazings and terraces lead the eye straight into the countryside and alpine mountains whose power and energy is felt in the interior. The Kömmel Lofts were built mainly with natural building materials. They are heated with underfloor heating. The wooden floors are made of ash, acacia, stoneware and sisal. The heating is from their own pellets system. Our greatest treasure is the water. The regular tests of the spring certify the best quality mountain spring water. One tastes that too!
Finding a suitable place to live, live and work is not so easy. If it is then quite exposed, one thinks about this step very well. We have been living in this place with our three children since 2009 and do not regret our decision for a day. The old farmhouse from 1737 we renovated with patience and love and made it our place of life. We find everything here for our lives. The place needed us and we needed it. A beautiful symbiosis that we have entered into.
And since we are both architects and like to build and constantly have new ideas, it is a great idea to continue to inspire and revive this place. The construction of the Southern Alps Lofts has opened up another beautiful dimension for us! Being the host and hostess means taking care of the well-being of the guests as long as they stay with us. Every year we look forward to so many nice and interesting people from Austria, Europe and all over the world!
Anton and Margarethe Oitzinger welcome them and look forward to seeing them feel comfortable with us and would like to come back!
vlo. © Helmut Weichselbraun, Sara Tomic, Sara Tomic