a special Ság mountain cottage

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Sukhavati is located on the northern slope of the last witness hill at Lake Balaton: in the historical wine region, on the site of former ecclesiastical lands, the five-hectare estate was formed by merging weekend plots – read the article of Housing Culture.

Sukhavati, located on Mount Ság near Celldömölk, is an island of peace, in Buddhist terms, “pure land”; the Hungarian folk and oriental traditions and even modern design go well together on the betrayal estate.

The characteristic facade form of Hungarian rural architecture
Photo: György Darabos / LAKASKULTURA.HU

After years of work, today it is a cozy refuge full of serenity and tranquility that ensures the comfort of those who rest here. The aim was to create a retreat where Buddhist philosophy and outlook on life are naturally present in the architectural culture of the Hungarian countryside.

Old buildings were renovated, but new ones were also erected. The works sought to use natural materials and considered the architectural traditions of the area as a starting point for the design, although humor also played a role: for example, a papal portrait in one house and a hedgehog carrying a golden apple in the other could be discovered by an attentive observer.

The beams running through the kitchen ceiling were left in a natural color
Photo: György Darabos / LAKASKULTURA.HU

– The main building is an old stone cellar. It was made in the 18th century, so it’s no wonder it didn’t meet modern expectations at all, with no water or electricity in it, the host recalls. – Although barely 60 m2, thanks to the practical spatial arrangement, it seems unlikely to be spacious, accessible from one end to the other without hindrance.

The carefully selected furniture makes the space both homely and uplifting. The furnishings show well that the designer of the house was not afraid to mix different styles.

With a comfortable seating area
Photo: György Darabos / LAKASKULTURA.HU

“The furniture quickly found its place, it didn’t take long to find out where to put it,” the owner says. – Spatial design has been part of my everyday life for decades, it is not a problem to find the optimal location for each piece. Here it harmonizes with everything, not the current trends have driven the equipment. Fashion trends are changing rapidly in our age, four or five years from now, an interior may seem boring, trite; for us, however, timeless design is important.

The house is characterized by clean, bright spaces
Photo: György Darabos / LAKASKULTURA.HU

Wine culture has been flourishing on Ság Hill for centuries, once Chancellor Bismarck and Emperor William also enjoyed world-famous wines made from the grapes grown here, and even sold high-mineral nectar as a stomach and kidney cleanser in European pharmacies. Fortunately, the rich tradition is slowly reviving, permeated with a modern approach; artisanal wines are also made from the grapes harvested in Sukhavatin, and high-quality brandy is brewed from some of the fruits.

The full article HERE you can read on.

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