Rustic Old Building Revamped into Modern Vineyard House

Deep in traditional Austria, design studio March Gut has taken upon itself to revamp an old wine cellar into the new home of Clemens Strobl wines.

After more than two decades collecting and enjoying wine specialties, owner Clemens Strobl fulfilled his lifelong dream in 2008 and laid the foundation for his own winery. Strobl is not a demanding man. He is a perfectionist. Which is why he sought out rising architects Christoph March and Marek Gut, founders of rising Linz architecture studio March Gut, to meticulously renovate a small, old structure into a modern wine tasting establishment.

While still exposing much of the old building, the architects extended the house into the backyard, giving it both an intriguing out-of-space shape and an incredible view into the vineyards.

Serving as a representative location for the wine maker, the Stroblkeller can accommodate wine tasting on the main level, as well as fine food degustation on the second floor. The top floor can further be turned into a guest room.

The real jewel of the project is, however, hiding underground. The wine cellar, enlarged for the project, was specially designed to absorb noise. Its dim-light and fine gravel floor also contributes to the cozy atmosphere.

Photography by Mark Sengstbratl