Ingrid Haidl-Madl has fulfilled her dream of living and working in one place by rebuilding her parents’ house . The 300-year-old building houses not only the family’s apartment, but also a small interior shop and three individually designed apartments. They show a successful balancing act between traditional and modern elements and radiate a sense of harmony and tranquility through their reduced design. The apartment “Nest” is a 34 -square-meter refuge on two levels with a bedroom that is fully lined with untreated spruce. In the apartment “Hermann Lenz” the restored original bedroom furniture recalls the writer who stayed in the former farmhouse on his walking tours through the Bavarian Forest. The apartment “Alte Liebe“ shows original features such as parts of the old masonry, a tiled stove and an old dipterous box-type window. Modern accents are set by unual window elements made of mirrored glas, a communicative kitchen unit or a table that is integrated into the windowsill.