Czech designer Daniela Hradilová is a wanderer between the times. At the foot of the Western Carpathian Mountains, she creates holiday retreats that combine tradition and modernity in a virtuoso way. Together with her husband Peter Hradil, she has added a fifth “room” to her Mezi Plutky boutique hotel: the holiday home called Mezi Lukami (Czech for “between meadows”), located within walking distance of the guesthouse.
The nineteenth-century wooden house in the typical style of Moravian Wallachia had fallen into ruin. With the help of experienced carpenters and stonemasons, Daniela Hradilová emphatically reconstructed the house and thus continued its history – with great respect for the existing building, the location and the surroundings. She has created spaces in which apparent opposites are symbiotically connected: old and new, light and dark, closed and open.
The two-part structure of the 260-square-metre house has been retained. The former entrance hall has been transformed into a central living area, where the grey sofa takes up the colour of the stone floor. The former passageway between the house and the barn, glazed on both sides, serves as a dining area with a view of nature. Here you sit “between meadows” and beneath the Moon luminaire by designer Davide Groppi, which perfectly complements the scenery. The kitchen in the former barn looks both archaic and modern due to the stone walls and the cooker resembling a wood-burning stove.
The two bedrooms with old floorboards and whitewashed wooden walls are quiet retreats. The loft under the roof also invites guests to sleep, read or dream: with its dark wooden floors and roof surfaces, exposed timberwork, a gallery above the dining area, wide visual axes and deliberately placed lighting effects, this room has a particularly ambience full of atmosphere.
1. Facade Cladding: Hand Carved Local Fir-Wood, Old Local Stone
2. Flooring: Bedrooms - 35 Old Used Workshop Tables (150 Years)
3. Living Room, Passageway, Kitchen, Outdoor Terrace - Old Used Granite
4. First Floor - Hand Carved Local Spruce Wood
5. Bathroom - Ceramica Mutina
6. Doors: Handmade - Spruce, Local Carpenter
7. Windows: Handmade - Larch, Local Carpenter
8. Roofing: Handmade Local Traditional Shingles - Larch
9. Interior Lighting: Davide Groppi
10. Interior Furniture: Kitchen - Reform Copenhagen, Tables & Bench - Todus, Other - By Dh
11. Outdoor Furniture: Chairs - Hay, Tables & Oak Furniture - By Dh