Renovation Gottfried-Keller house
Gottfried-Keller-Strasse 3, 9000 St.Gallen
Built around 1910, this stately residence is situated on a south-facing slope to the south of St Gallen's city centre. Since it was built over a hundred years ago, the house has seen very few substantial changes. As part of a careful renovation, the original windows, bathroom fixtures, electrics and heating system were replaced and interior finishes were renewed. At the same time, its basic structure with a cellular floor plan was kept intact. Numerous original elements, such as the variously designed window grilles on the ground floor and the wooden relief above the entrance, imbue the century-old house with a special charm. Complemented by simple, precise interventions and a distinctive colour scheme, the building is now a setting for a contemporary home. More
In the generous entrance hall, petrol-blue panelling accentuates the space. From there you enter the salon, the dining room and the newly renovated kitchen. All the living rooms retain their old parquet floors. On the upper floor, bold colours also lend the house a personal touch. A bathroom and three study bedrooms adjoin the coral-red anteroom. In the simply converted attic there is also room for a guest niche and an additional bathroom.
While inside the new features are clearly visible, on the outside the lightly rendered house looks almost unchanged. In consultation with the local conservation officers, the only changes were the installation of new, simple metal railings on the balcony to the south and on the loggia overlooking the city.