Sometimes first impressions can be deceiving! This small block of flats – situated in a park by the sea in the Croatian port town of Split – might at first seem rather unremarkable, what with its grey, weathered facade. But a closer look will reveal its striking contours: rounded and angular surfaces meet each other. This building is actually a prime example of classical modernism in Croatia, built in 1932 in collaboration with renowned Croatian architects Lavoslav Horvat and Fabjan Kaliterna.
Hidden behind its façade you will find a little gem: the apartment on the first floor has been extensively renovated and adapted to modern requirements. The new floorplan with its interconnected rooms features lines of sight between the areas facing the garden and those looking out to sea, which create a generous sense of light and space. The open-plan kitchen boasts a lot of charm thanks simply to its semi-circular design, but even the bedroom – complete with an en suite bathroom – and the living room also have that certain something. The rooms are designed with a keen sense of material and colour and come equipped with furniture and accessories sourced from the concept store led by the owner in Vienna.
What to do
The beach can be reached on foot in about 2 minutes, the city centre of Split is 15 minutes away – via a walk along the coast. Split is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers many sights like the old town, fish market and galleries etc. From the harbour you can take a catamaran trip to the Croatian islands. There are tennis courts nearby.
Why we like this house
A dream combination. The classical modernist architecture, the stylish contemporary furnishings, plus the beautiful location by the sea – and the old town of Split.
This house is great for
Solo travellers and couples who want to combine city and beach holidays.
|Region/Town||HR – Croatia, Dalmatia, Split|
|Scenery||Just 200 m from the beach and close to the historic center of Split.|
|Number of guests||max. 2|
|Completed||1932 and 2018 (Renovation)|
|Design||Lavoslav Horvat and Fabjan Kaliterna, Achim Schmitz (architect) hypothese, Düsseldorf|
|Architecture||Modern, Modern classic|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), Art, Beach, Sea, Urban|
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