Modernizing Cottage House into a Contemporary Home

Holiday house

The existing 60m2 cottage house on the slopes of Fruška Gora, built in the early 1980s, needed expansion and conversion into a residential home.

With minimal interventions on the existing structure, we managed to incorporate three bedrooms, a study, and a bathroom into the existing space. On the site of the existing open terrace, we designed a new living space – a living room with a kitchen and dining area and an entrance zone. This space is designed to bring in plenty of natural light, preserve a fantastic view of the city and the mountain slopes, while providing coziness during the colder months.


The client desired a contemporary-style house that also harmonized with its location. We chose to keep the existing part of the structure covered in stone from the surrounding area, while the new part incorporates a lot of glass, wood, and anthracite-colored details.

The house is designed to blend into the slope it sits on, creating a unity with the surrounding nature. Thanks to the gentle slope of the roof, the client now has a terrace where they can enjoy the beauty of the surrounding nature in the shade, easily connecting it to the living room by sliding doors.