Sunday, January 22, 2012

Modern castle in Vienna..

I like this castle. In fact, would be happy with this castle indeed. The castle is called The Hammerhaus. It is a 16 room mini castle two hours outside of Vienna built in 1400 on a 593 acre family estate. It is owned by a freelance art consultant Florian Staudinger...and the land and building have been in his family since the 1800s.

In 2003, Staudinger took on the daunting task of renovating this 5,380 square foot main building that had fallen into total disrepair. According to the New York Times article on the home, so far Staudinger and his parents have spent the equivalent of a little more than $740,000 restoring the property to date. I don't think this is too much to renovate a historic home that has been around for over 600 years! Do you?

Today, this mini castle is looking great and it houses some wonderful antiques, modern art, signature furnishings and more. It is the true combination of old meets new.