Weekend Escape: A Room in a Prussian Lodge by

Issue 93 · Eastern Europe · October 10, 2013

Weekend Escape: A Room in a Prussian Lodge

Issue 93 · Eastern Europe · October 10, 2013

Named for the water ferns that grow along the Vistula River, Salvinia Lodge is located on the Vistula Spit in Poland, a Baltic coast resort area 30 kilometers from Gdansk. Built in 1789, the timber-framed lodge is one of the oldest surviving arcaded houses in the region. The interior has been modernized and features a mix of new and old furniture, with modern baths and kitchen. Three guest suites await. Visit Salvinia Lodge for more information.

Exterior of the Slavinia Lodge in Poland | Remodelista

Above: The house is located in the flats of the Weichsel river delta, between Gdansk, the Malbork Castle, and Masuria—and not far from the white beaches of the Baltic.

Antique Doors at Slavinia Lodge in Poland | Remodelista

Above: A preserved 18th century door.

Green Sofas at the Slavinia Lodge in Poland | Remodelista

Above: The three guest suites or apartments are set up with living areas for group lounging.

Slavinia Lodge Living Area in Poland | Remodelista

Above: One of the apartments has a contemporary fireplace.

Dining at the Slavinia Lodge in Poland | Remodelista

Above: Preserved woodwork is integrated with new wood floors and furniture. There's a fruit grove outside and surrounding grounds boast an abundance of plantlife.

Communal Table at the Slavinia Lodge in Poland | Remodelista

Above: Salvinia Lodge is ideal for large families with small children and for groups of friends.

Four Post Bed at the Slavinia Lodge in Poland | Remodelista

Above: Coverlets for two. 

Bedroom at the Slavinia Lodge in Poland | Remodelista

Above: Artemide Tolomeo clip lights and old-fashioned bed curtains.

Kitchen at the Slavinia Lodge in Poland | Remodelista

Above: A wood-topped stainless steel island and hanging utensils in the plaster-walled kitchen.

Bathroom at the Slavinia Lodge in Poland | Remodelista

Above: A bath under the rafters.

Bathtub at the Slavinia Lodge in Poland | Remodelista

Above: The fixtures are fully modern.

Door Details at the Slavinia Lodge in Poland | Remodelista

Above: The house was artfully restored and updated from 2005 to 2007.

Entryway at the Slavinia Lodge in Poland | Remodelista

Above: Felted wool clogs for indoors.

Exterior of the Slavinia Lodge in Poland | Remodelista

Above: The classic half-timbered facade. 

Lake Near the Slavinia Lodge in Poland | Remodelista

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on October 11, 2010.

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