House in Poděbrady

We love people that are genuinely interested in their surroundings and care about causes that matter. People who are willing to cross their comfort zones, willing to invest into ideas or things that might not bring them any financial profit. People who are willing to wait in these fast times - or are happy just to selflessly help someone, make someone happy.
One of the main topics of our societal bubble is natural environment, be it refuse recycling, Šumava anti-deforestation, composting or CNG (compressed natural gas) cars.
Family of Daniela Domackova and her husband owns a beautiful art nouveau villa by architect Josef Fiala in Fugnerova street in Podebrady, built in 1907. They always wanted to have a passive house - such house that warms itself up in the winter, and cools itself down in the summer. They managed to make this wish come true amazingly. We met Mrs. Domackova five years ago when the reconstruction of the entire villa was just finished, and when the interior design solutions came to focus. The house is divided between a private and public area, with yoga room as well as a ground floor café.
Our cooperation started gradually, when Mrs. Domackova ordered several furniture and home decor articles from us. In the end we took care of most of the interior design solutions for both the café and some of the private spaces as well. We worked together on finding interesting pieces that we later renovated in our workroom, as well renovating some of the pieces that Domackova family owned already.
Mrs. Domackova found us five years ago and saw us through several phases as we learned some new procedures and improved some of the technical solutions, some of which we discovered largely thanks to her. The café is now open to public - we definitely recommend stopping by café Laura in Podebrady to try out some amazing vegetarian/raw desserts!
PS. We absolutely love the most their fabulous chocolate-coconut balls!

Kavárna L'AURA
Riegrovo náměstí 33/6 
29001 Poděbrady
http://laaura.cz/bistro-cafe
Pondělí - pátek   9.00-18.00

photo by Dita Havránková http://ditahavrankova.com