Lounge / Guest Room

Lounge / Guest Room

I longed for many years to find a wall where I could remove the plaster to see what was underneath i.e. the original stone. Hard work and persistance paid off and I am really happy with the outcome. Changing the original green doors, which were not the same height to sliding barn doors made this room so much bigger. We also updated the lights in this room, which will be used as a Bedroom, Office and occasionally as a fitness room.

Master Bedroom

A little farmhouse style was added via the iron curtain rails and handmade curtains, made of a block-printed fabric from India in this bedroom, which was a Pig Stye in a prior century.
The handwoven wash basket is from a minority tribe called ‘Sop Moi’ who live in northern Thailand on the border to Myanmar. We added spot lights to the alcoves and antique pieces from Myanmar. The clothes rack is from the famous flee market Panjiajuan in Beijing, China.

Master Bathroom

Natural marble and teak wood gives this bathroom a warm look. The old horse bench is Qing Dynasty from China. 


This room was originally used as ‘smoking room’ for ham and sausages, in austrian called ‘Rauchkuchl’. To bring light in this room we built a fairly modern kitchen, using solid wood and stone and grey slate floor tiles. The paintings from Chattuchak Market in Bangkok, bring some colour in this room.

Ground Floor Hallway

It was clear from the start that the orange terracotta tiles had to go. However, they clung on for many years until I found this gorgeous travertine marble stone shipped from Turkey. It matches the grey tones of the stone in the walls and steps to the cellar. A chinese wooden bucket traditionally used for a foot bath is filled with colourful felt slippers for all our guests, as the ‘Talhaus’ is a ‘shoe free zone’.

Dining Room

In the old days, this room was the dining room, living room and sometimes also a place to sleep in winter. The original ‘Kachel Ofen’ takes an age to warm up, but when it gets there it’s warm for the whole day and serves as a nice bench. The long side board is made out of Elm wood and is from China.The old dining table was restored and also enlarged with a frame of cherry wood.

Guest Toilet

Not only can you get hand hammered stainless steel as cutlery and serving dishes, but also as a sink. Always loved polished concrete walls in Asia, however it is not very commonly used in Austria. To keep the wall looking natural we added old teak wood tiles from Thailand.