The Viscri 32 house was built in 1912 by Johann Dootz and his family on the foundation of an older, probably wooden cottage house
Johann Dootz passed away in the First World War but his legacy still remains present and his signature is still carved and painted in the original beams.
We restored the old saxon house with guidance from a good friend, architect Cristian Kiss – born in nearby Rupea and based in Cluj-Napoca.
Only with his advices on traditional materials and techniques and with the help of a local family of craftsmen – the Boholtan’s -we succeeded to restore the charm of the 2 original rooms, while giving them the twist of modernity necessary for the bathroom or workspace areas.
In time, local carpenters from Viscri and Rupea joined our team and they did an amazing job in building the missing windows and doors.
And yes, everything still looks and feels as if the Saxon people are still living here. We restored many pieces of furniture, we brought traditional pottery, we built 2 beautiful painted stoves and bought the missing “armuroi” , which is a traditional Saxon painted value locker mounted into a wall.