Weathered timbered cladding, historical beams, reused bricks – the Tilia Authentic Home in the river landscape of the Vistula Delta has not been built on, but rather with the traces of history.
The newly built guesthouse south of the Bay of Gdansk is a subtle combination of old substance, modern architecture and contemporary design.
From the outside, Tilia is reminiscent of two interconnected warehouses, with large glass façades.
The construction and interior fittings are largely made from the building materials of former barns and houses, as well as the fragments of a 200-year-old neighbouring arcade house. The eleven-metre-high ceiling beams, which came from a foundry in Grudziądz, are particularly striking.
Tilia is named after the two linden trees growing near the house, and the Latin names of the four flats underline the reference to the elements of nature. The Lignum apartment on the ground floor is literally dominated by weather-beaten wood, and all the rooms are bathed in earthy colours and shades of grey. Reflecting the element, the airy Ventus apartment is on the first floor and is decorated in white and grey tones, with accents of old wood. Full of light and green views, spread over two floors and a terrace, Solis is the sunniest and largest of the apartments.
In Terra, too, the name says it all: the apartment has a grounded ambience with lots of wood and red-coloured clay and has a small mezzanine floor as well as a terrace and a courtyard.
All apartments are furnished with benches, tables and beds that designer and owner Katarzyna Pielaszkiewicz herself created from reclaimed oak and ash and are complemented by modern furniture. Surrounding the house is a spacious garden with fruit trees, beehives and the historical arcade house where Katarzyna lives with her family.
What to do
Relaxing in the large garden, walking or cycling on picturesque paths in the forest or on the dyke, the sandy beach is only 15 minutes away by bike, a tour of the arcade house, wellness in the in-house sauna with wood-burning stove, boat trips to the nearby seal and bird sanctuary, an excursion to the old town of Gdansk or to the 13th century Germanic castle in Malbork, which is a UNESCO cultural heritage site.
Why we like this house
A poetic composition of old and new in close connection with nature.
This house is great for
Couples, families, friends or small groups who long for time out from the overwhelming daily routine.
Sustainable and recycled building materials, green electricity, e-charging station at the house, public transport: accessible by regional bus from Gdansk.
Living in a wooden house surrounded by nature has always been Katarzyna Pielaszkiewicz's dream. After the interior architect, designer and restorer, together with her family, had renovated the 200-year-old arcade house in the village of Mikoszewo, she was inspired to pursue another project – with great respect for old building fabric and the surrounding landscape. Tilia Authentic Home is a place where people can get closer to themselves, to nature and to history.
|Region/Town||PL - Poland, Pomerania, Mikoszewo|
|Name||Tilia Authentic Home|
|Scenery||In the river landscape of the Vistula Delta, surrounded by a large garden|
|Number of guests||Max. 14 in 4 apartments|
|Design||Katarzyna Pielaszkiewicz and Paulina Pielaszkiewicz, MICA design, Mikoszewo (PL)|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Beach, Family, Garden, Lake/river, Sauna, Sea, EV-charging station, No car needed|
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