The Cottage district in Döbling is one of the most attractive and architecturally significant villa districts in Vienna. Just like a jewelry box, the district is studded with historical gems. The villa was built in 1924 and was originally a home and later used as an embassy. What sets it apart from all the others is that it is the only villa in the Cottage district to be given the status of a heritage building. A white enamel sign on the facade shares the secret.
The noble front door soars proudly in the corner of the tapered property. While in the garden nature in the form of young spruce and fir trees, Lebanon cedars and Norway maples dominate, the floral language continues inside the villa. Arched or undulating facades, eggs and darts and richly adorned bordures are very characteristic for the villa. Detailed crafted door knobs and etched glass windows with acanthus leaves and rocailles continue the interplay of ornaments in detail. Inside, the heritage villa shines thanks to extensive and cautious restoration efforts carried out by the architectural office Grankova to bring it back to its original 1924 state.
Technology and building services are not imposing but, instead, remain unobtrusive. The historical appearance has priority. Hardwood floors from nut-bearing trees, textile wallpaper and generous rich stucco on the walls and ceilings take the residents and visitors alike on a journey through the eras. A wooden staircase leads to the upper floor and then to the top floor.
The magnificent garden is based on a draft by Albert Esch, the most important garden architect of his time. The large garden is equipped with a modern irrigation system, a robot lawn mower which mows the lawn automatically, and a room with a separate entrance where tools and equipment can be stored. This garden meets everyone's needs and has space for talks in a relaxed atmosphere, but also for moments of peace after a long day.
The lighting of the impressive facade is faithful to the lighting of the historical model, and modern lighting technology creates effective accents. Thanks to the ingenious placing right at the fork in the street, the facade makes a majestic impression.
In the entrance, generously suspended wooden staircases, fine silk wallpaper and valuable crystal chandeliers give the visitor an impressive reception. The architects were guided by the spirit of Art Deco when they selected chandeliers, fixtures and wall luminaires for all of the villa's rooms. The key rooms of the villa boast the world famous crystal and glass from Murano.
In the lower part of the villa, tradition and modernism are side by side. Here the visitor will find historical furniture and valuable furnishings in the Art Deco style in addition to top Italian design and a magnificent chandelier. When it came to the furniture, importance was placed on top-notch quality; the pieces come from world-renowned furniture companies like Wittmann and Georgetti.
The adjacent rooms impress with generous designs, carefully selected details and furnishings that meet the most modern requirements.
Fine materials and considerable attention to detail make this villa a very special jewel.
The especially planned and carefully executed kitchen on the first floor impresses guests to the villa with its elegance and functionality.
The facade, terrace and balcony of the villa have been completely renovated and glow in their new-found splendor.
Even on the upper floor luxury, beauty and elegance of various eras blend togetherharmoniously. Contemporary high quality furniture stands beside restored cupboards and furniture in the style of the turn-of-the-century, designed by Josef Hoffmann, a founding member of the internationally renowned Wiener Werkstätte, and fine silk wallpaper.
On the top floor importance was also placed on state-of-the-art technology, creative room concepts and functionality. On the top floor there is also a small kitchen equipped with high quality Miele household appliances.
Even when it came to selecting technical equipment the focus was on state-of-the-art technology. When organizing the necessary network configuration, engineers installed two independent systems (in the main rooms of the villa and on the top floor) and two server rooms were set up. There is nevertheless the option of connecting both systems. Thanks to this solution, future owners of the villa can use one or two networks as needed.
The infrastructure for the data transmission is set up in two independent circuits so that several parties can use them independent of each other if the units are separate.
The generous garage accommodates three vehicles and has an extra room for car equipment.
The technology is located in a large room in the basement. There are two separate server rooms with modern equipment, the heater from Vaillant, all of the other operating facilities and the villa's modern video and warning systems.
The main kitchen in the lower part of the villa offers enough space to cook for many guests. In the adjacent room 30 people can dine. All of the kitchen appliances are from Miele, a company steeped in tradition and known for its quality, longevity and professionalism.