An Experience Suffused in Luxury … And History
While you are staying in Villa Triptih, you will doubtless find yourself wondering about the history of this lovely Adriatic lodging.
In 1960, Croatian professor and historian Miroslav Brandt commissioned well-known architect Kazimir Ostrogovic to build him a stone villa in Vrboska on the island of Hvar to serve as his summer residence.
Ostrogovic already had many claims to fame; previously he had designed the Zagreb town hall as well as the Croatian president’s headquarters, Villa Zagorje.
While staying in his stone villa, Professor Brandt penned the novel “Triptih,” which explored the factors driving the fall of Bolshevism.
The present owner of the home acquired it in 1996. As an admirer of traditional Dalmatian architecture, he insisted that the refurbishment of the stone lodging follow that traditional style.
Following eight years of intense planning, he launched a collaboration with the acclaimed Croatian architect Oskar Fleischer. Fleischer immediately and intuitively understood the owner’s ideas and incorporated those wishes into today’s villa. That is why the modern villa retains its iconic historical identity, even amid contemporary flourishes and comforts.
In honour of the original owner, Professor Brandt, the lodging was then renamed “Villa Triptih.”
About Villa Triptih
Approaching Villa Triptih, you will see that the entire veranda—indeed, the entire lodging—is made of stone. The stonework also is prominent in the interior of the dwelling, accented by oak and glass railings.
Villa Triptih provides you with 250 square meters of living space, comprising two stories and a wine cellar. There are 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, three of them suites. The high ceiling gives the ground floor living area with its kitchen and dining room a spacious, open feel.
The kitchen is equipped with a bar and a designer table complete with 10 leather-backed designer chairs. Both the living room and kitchen offer magnificent views through the balcony doors to the covered terrace and the breathtaking scenery beyond.
There is also a cozy reading nook with a designer couch (which may be converted into an extra bed), a pantry, and a laundry room. Separate access to the laundry room is available for staff so that you can enjoy your privacy and seclusion.
Expanding the available space in Villa Triptih is a roomy wine cellar, complete with its own small kitchen, two beds, and a very impressive stone bathroom.
The wine cellar is fully functional as such as well, and boasts an excellent collection of local fine wines.
In the wine cellar, you will find a beautiful mahogany table where you can enjoy a delicious meal or a glass of wine—or a game of billiards with a simple modification. A couch is available which you can convert into a bed that sleeps two.
Villa Triptih is surrounded by the beauty of nature, embraced by the forest on one side and open to the grandeur of the Adriatic on the other.
To preserve the natural wonders of Croatia, the owner decided during the refurbishment that Villa Triptih should have a low energy profile.
To achieve this, an LED lighting system was installed along with a modern heat pump, solar sells, and a fireplace with a water heat cycle. There is also a high-quality air conditioner and under-the-floor heating.
As such, the lodging is entirely comfortable in any season—but still meets the highest standards of sustainability.
Furnishings and Décor
The villa includes sumptuous furnishings from designer brands like Rolf Benz, Walter Knoll and Natuzzi. The lavish black leather designer couch in the living room lets you relax in style while you watch the large LCD TV or enjoy the warmth of the fireplace.
Upstairs, the gallery offers an impressive view of the kitchen and dining room. Up here, you will find an ERGO stationary bike as well as a Yamaha keyboard.
On this floor, you will find the three double bedrooms complete with en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom includes private balconies along with a freestanding bathroom where you can pamper yourself in luxury.
The walls are graced with oil paintings by expressionist Otto Birg, a master student of Erich Heckel, along with masterworks by James Rizzi. There is also an exquisite painting by the very talented young artist Nikolina Japuncic.
Finally, there is a large deluxe patio which features an authentic stone grill, a Finnish sauna with room for four, and an infinity pool. The sauna is located beneath the pool, and features a spacious round window, reminiscent of a large porthole. Through the window, you get a spectacular view of the Adriatic.
The patio is partially covered to provide you with shade on the sunny Adriatic days, and partially open so you can enjoy the magical views of the fjord and the sea beyond. At night, the patio covering lights up with LEDs which mirror the sparkling beauty of the starry sky.
Located on a 1,000 square meter (10,700 square feet) parcel of land, Villa Triptih features an old stone wall along with Mediterranean plants like agaves, pine trees, palm trees, olive trees, and oleander bushes.
Parking & Anchoring
Whether you arrive from land or by sea, Village Triptih makes it easy to park or dock. At the foot of the parcel is a carport which can fit up to three vehicles—perfect if you are travelling with a group.
If you arrive by boat, you can dock at a quay wall located just 50 meters away from the villa. The quay can accommodate a yacht or sailboat measuring up to 15 meters (49 feet) in length. Arriving in a larger vessel? No problem. You will be able to dock at the ACI marina located in Vrbsoka.
Equipment & Facilities
• Villa Triptih includes four bedrooms, three of them suites with box spring beds. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, hairdryer, makeup mirror, and comfy bathrobes.
• Hook up your smartphone or tablet to two Bose music systems to enjoy your tunes.
• Every room of the house features modern air conditioning to keep you cool in the summer and under-the-floor heat to keep you warm in the winter.
• The living room features a black leather sofa, enclosed fireplace, and large flat-screen TV.
• The leather sofa in the reading room converts into an extra bed.
Equipment & Facilities
KITCHEN & DINING
• Prepare your meals with ease in Villa Triptih’s fully-featured kitchen. The induction stove top, extractor hood, microwave, oven and dishwasher provide you with basic functionality, while the toaster, egg cooker, kettle, citrus juicer and bread slicer make it a breeze to cook up your favourite entrees.
Choose between a coffee machine and French press to prepare your brew.
The kitchen also is equipped with all the cookware and cutlery you need to enjoy your meals.
• The kitchen also is equipped with a Samsung fridge-freezer combo featuring an ice and water machine along with a bar door.
• Seat yourself at the bar in the kitchen on one of the comfy leather bar stools, or dine at the solid walnut table in any of 10 leather designer chairs in the lavish dining room.
• The laundry room features a modern washing machine, dryer and steam iron station. You will find a laundry chute in the stairwell.
Equipment & Facilities
• A deluxe mahogany dining table converts into a billiards table.
• The plush sofa can convert into a bed for two.
• Other amenities include a two-zone wine refrigerator and a flat-screen TV.
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