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KalasContemporary is designed as a unique living unit within an oasis of peace & recreation area in Haloze region. It has exclusive furnishings and a glass facade, which merges the intimate interior with exceptional views of the wine-growing region.
KalasContemporary is a multifunctional residence with exclusive furnishings and a glass facade, which merges the intimate interior with exceptional views of the wine-growing region. In the centre of the residence is a stunning piece – a grape press from 1837. The object also includes a museum collection of local rural tools and items, a gallery of contemporary art and an art studio. The residence is designed as a unique living unit within an oasis of peace - a green recreation area.
The residence was designed by two Slovenian artists – architect Matevž Granda and designer Aleksander Brezlan. The architectural concept of this modern object preserves the layout and certain typical elements of an old wine-making homestead, yet at the same time defines a new architectural approach in the context of modern living.
KalasContemporary residence is located 20 minutes drive from Ptuj, the oldest city in Slovenia; and 25 minutes drive from the main Graz - Maribor - Zagreb highway (E59) , which is the main connection for the tourists coming from the North of Europe to the Adriatic sea.
Haloze is a region in south-east Slovenia, the Štajerska region, near the border with Croatia and is one of the remotest rural areas in Slovenia. The Štajerska region is the largest wine-making area with over 6379 hectares, 13119 vineyards and 23 million plants.
The living/working space, which lies in the heart of nature, is ideal for exploring nearby urban areas and rural villages. There are many beautiful hiking paths (e.g. Haloze Hiking Trail) and cycling routes. In addition, one can be spoiled at the nearby spas (e.g. Terme Ptuj, Bioterme Mala Nedelja, Terme Banovci, Radenci, Terme 3000 etc.). During winter season, skiing is possible at Mariborsko Pohorje (40 minutes drive).
Highlights /// wine-growing Haloze region / Dornava Manor (architect Josef Hueber), national monument / Ptujska Gora, Basilica of the Mantled Virgin Mary the Protector (14th century) / The Old Vine, Maribor (symbol of the rich wine culture), 400 years old / Ptuj Castle, national monument (12th century) / Trakoščan Castle (13th century) / Wine cellar Ptuj