Wine press house in Pécsely

Something old and something new, something borrowed, something blue

It is hard to find a vineyard within the hills of the Balaton Uplands where holidaygoers don’t predominate weekender families with agricultural aspirations, and where fences, asphalt roads and oversized houses haven’t ruined the traditionally open and permeable landscape. The vineyards on the hills of Pécsely were typically cultivated by people who lived in small villages without the valuable South-facing slopes. Thanks to that, this area still has 150-200 year old press houses that are suitable for a bit longer stays with an added bedroom and a stable. The Budapest based architect-economist couple bought one of these rundown houses with plans of renovating it; they also planned to replant the vineyard with grape varieties traditional to this area, and they planted a lavender field with their friends to complement the vinezard and the orchard.

As was the case with the landscape, the main focus of the renovation on the…


Design concept, interior design and construction: Nóra Pajer, Noémi Soltész / 2019 (A.P. / 1862)
Location: Pécsely, Öreghegy
Size: 195 m2
Photo: Norbert Juhász
Archive photo: Piroska Pető
Press: Renewal of a wine press house in Pécsely / Nők Lapja Enteriőr & Something old and something new, something borrowed, something blue – Vineyard in Pécsely / Építészfórum