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Highland house

15. 4. 2013





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Vysočina Region

The Highland House is one of the subtypes of houses in East Bohemia and Western Moravia. The Highland House marks period regional forms of traditional buildings in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, especially in the former district of Žďár nad Sázavou and partly Havlíčkův Brod.

Highland House usually has only a ground floor with a timbered gable roof covered with shingles. The  character of the house varies- it can be with chambers, with an integrated cowshed or mixed, black kitchens appear rarely. The stove is placed in the room. Structures of this type have  richly carved gables, sometimes with brickwork and the houses are almost exclusively oriented towards the gables.

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