1 Apr 2010

another house within a house

tuesdays post reminded us of another house within a house that we saw a while ago that we thought was just so lovely - we're sure some of you have seen this before.

the old pigsty, originally built in 1780, had a wood framed inner house built & put into it creating a house within a house. we love this kind of architecture - so often old buildings are renovated and then lose everything that was lovely about their weathered history and decay. we are not against mixing brand new materials with old (you only have to look at our own work to see that) but it's when the old is completely lost that we find it a little sad. building a new structure and placing it inside the old one, like this pigsty, is a lovely solution.

we're sure there must be other places like this - where the skeleton of the building has been kept intact and a new structure has been built inside. please leave us a comment if you know of any, thanks.


fnp - architektur {website}


  1. this is so fascinating + beautiful. thanks for sharing!

    xo Alison

  2. I'd never seen this before!
    I also wanted to say a very big thank you for my lovely, lovely leaf lantern. It's exactly the kind of thing we love. My husband adores it too! So when we light it I shall think of you both. Very special!

  3. deb - we're so pleased you like your lantern! we meant to email you to tell you we had posted it on monday, but then surprises are nicer sometimes anyway. pleased you husband likes it too. thanks for letting us know.

  4. The building is so clever.


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