Kuća Kamena

The historic fishing village of Novigrad is situated in a fjord-like bay in the Croatian region of Dalmatia. Located in the center of the picturesque old town, Kuća Kamena is a traditional Dalmatian stone house with a turbulent past: It traces its origins to the 16th century, but has existed in its present form since the middle of the 19th century. In the 1990s it was damaged by war and occupation. Its restoration and redesign started in 2011 using traditional techniques and local materials. Much attention was paid to preserving the original character of the house and yet a modern ambience has also been created.

You enter the house via a terrace, which also provides access to a separate bathroom. From the kitchen, dining and living area a staircase leads up to the “Writers Room” and the adjacent bedroom, which is decorated with furniture from the 19th century. Rustic wooden beams and old stone walls create an authentic atmosphere.

More Information and insights you can find in our HomeStory: House Whisperer – The Kuća project of the Croatian designer Boris Kajmak.

Pictures by Tom de Gay

What to do

Swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing.

Why we like this house

Renovation with an artistic approach. A simple stone house with lots of character, sophisticated design and unusual details.

This house is great for

Couples and small families

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Owner

Boris Kajmak is a Croatian interdisciplinary artist and designer who assimilates artistic thought into the architectural perception. Like with Kuća Kamena his creative process starts with the end product: consumption of the space. When renovating, non tangible elements like sounds, smells and light define the structure.
His conceptual approach has generated sculptures, design, and architectural pieces that have been exhibited internationally since 1999. After graduating in printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Mostar (BIH) in 2004, he obtained additional MA at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2005, London (UK). Boris Kajmak currently lives and works in Rome, Italy.

Details

Region/Town HR – Croatia, Dalmatia, Novigrad
Name Kuća Kamena
Scenery Set in an old and close fishing village
Number of guests 2-4 people
Completed 2014
Design Boris Kajmak, Berlin
Published DIE ZEIT 42/2020
Special Features a few steps away, the Kuća Fotografa, also renovated by Boris Kajmak, can be found.
Architecture Historical, Old & new
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Family, Hiking, Lake/river, Sea, Urban
Same PartnerKuća Fotografa
Same ArchitectKuća Fotografa
www.kuca.design/kuca-kamena

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11 Comments

  1. Wir haben in der letzten Septemberwoche unseren Urlaub in diesem so genial restaurierten, originalen Steinhaus in Novigrad sehr genossen. Die Reduzierung auf das Wesentliche verbunden mit traditioneller Geschichte ist überaus gelungen.
    Bei unserer Erkundung der näheren und weiteren Umgebung sind wir auch auf einsame Buchten mit klarem Wasser und unberührter, rauer Natur gestoßen. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt.
    Dazu beigetragen haben auch die anregenden Gespräche mit Dir, Boris, u.a. über die interessanten neuen Projekte. Wir sind gespannt und kommen gerne wieder.
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  2. I spent ten days in this beautiful house. It is a precious and peaceful place for a vacation away from mass tourism. The house has a nice nostalgic and artistic character. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace in sunny weather or the cozy atmosphere in the living room when it storms outside. The village is very pretty with the alleys and the harbor. Vegetable market, bakery and café are nearby. The landscape is gorgeous: rough and rugged on one side and beautiful beaches on the other. I followed some of the sightseeing recommendations – and recommend it as well.
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  3. Wir haben diesen Sommer eine wundervolle Woche in Novigrad verbracht. Das Haus ist liebevoll renoviert, es verbindet das Alte mit modernen Stilelementen und überzeugt durch die Kombi von Schlichtheit und Gemütlichkeit.
    Morgens mit einem Kaffee auf der Terrasse neben dem blühenden Lavendel in den Tag starten und Abends den Tag mit einem Glas Wein und dem Duft von frisch Gebackenem, der von der Bäckerei nebenan herüberweht, beenden. Ein Traum.
    Novigrad ist ein sehr unaufgeregtes, freundliches, kleines Örtchen, indem sich das kroatische Leben jenseits des Massentourismus miterleben lässt.
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  4. Wir waren im Frühjahr in dieser wunderbar renoviertem alten Haus. Einzigartig! Gratualation an Boris zu dieser überaus gelungenen Kombination von alter Baussubstanz und kleinen künstlerischen Eingriffen.
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  5. was für ein Glück für eine Woche in diesem wundervollen Haus zu sein. Es ist voll von liebevollen Details und wir fühlten uns von der 1. Sekunde an wohl und zuhause. Wir haben uns auch in das kleine Städtchen Novigrad verliebt mit seinem kleinen Markt, den kleinen Gassen und alten Häusern. Antonjia und Boris waren sehr nett und unkompliziert. Danke für die tolle Zeit & das excellente Olivenöl! Wir kommen wieder :-)
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