Extension of the holiday house of Lipót Leitersdorfer Junior, 1901–1902
Budapest, II. Völgy utca
(together with the architect Ödön Lechner)

The first commissions Béla Lajta got from the Leitersdorfer family were for smaller jobs like conversions and extensions. In 1901–1902 he converted a simple one-floor house with a wooden veranda standing in a big garden into a holiday house for his elder brother in Völgy Street, Hűvösvölgy. The core of the extension was a large guest room, whose terrace gave a beautiful panorama of the surrounding mountains. According to Béla Málnai, Lajta’s younger colleague in the given period of time, the plans for the holiday house were developed in cooperation with Ödön Lechner.

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Available material

Planning drawings

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Period photos

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More images

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Written sources

01_BFL_IV_1407_b III 1853/190102_BFL_IV_1407_b III 1853/190103_BFL_IV_1407_b III_1853/190104_BFL_IV_1407_b III 1048/190205_BFL_XV.17.d.329/11466/2 9. f.06_BFL_IV_1407_b III 1797/1902

Afterlife of the building

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