House A is a part of the cultural and tourist complex “Terra Pannonica” in the village ofMokrin, in northern Serbia. The estate is planned to consist of five houses of differentfunctional and architectural characteristics, of which two have been completed untilnow.After House B was completed in 2010, as an office and studio space with guestapartments for various workshops and other creative activities, House A was completedin 2012 as a guest house with apartments and communal spaces for relaxation andsocialization.The newly completed House A is a reconstructed family house from the year 1925,demonstrating both strong sense of continuity and accordance to contemporary lifestyle. The challenge that architects of the Studio AUTORI faced was how to transformboth functional scheme and the general appearance of the house, to suit the newfunctional and aesthetic requirements, but still preserve the original qualities of theambient.The new program of the guest house, consisting of communal dining room with a porch,two salons, master apartment, kitchen and toilets on the ground level, five apartmentsand a terrace on the upper level and a wine cellar with a club space in the underground,was quite different from the previous ground floor family house.Architects met this challenge by concentrating all of the activities and views in onecentral space on the ground level, from which the rest of spaces derive in a sort of freeflow. Such central space was achieved by subtraction of a previously enclosed serviceroom, at the centre of the house and addition of a porch to the exterior. In this wayarchitects created an open central space to contain a dining room, acting as a transitoryarea between the exterior and the interior of the house, offering a balance betweenprivate and social activities.The treatment of the internal furnishings and finishes, establishes a connection betweencontemporary life style and continuity of traditional ambient through fresh interpretationsof inherited elements of interior and decoration. In the newly added spaces, such asapartments on the upper floor, architects maintained affinity to the local context bycreating simple bright spaces with some curious detailing, such as a swing or a ladder,which one may encounter in the one of the apartments, adding charm to the otherwisehumble vernacular ambient.