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Glavni trg 2

The house is first mentioned in 18th century historical sources. In 1738, it was bought by the Abbot of Kostanjevica, Alexander, and completely renovated. Some of the paintings also date from this period. In 1795, the Fichtenau family bought it and owned it until the Second World War. After the war, the family was expropriated and the house was converted into social housing and commercial premises on the ground floor. A descendant of the Fichtenau family regained the house in the denationalisation procedure and in 2016 donated it to the Municipality of Novo mesto. The municipality decided to set up rental housing for young families in the house. The architectural design of the renovation was mainly concerned with the organisation of smaller housing units within the existing shell. The task was not easy, as the house, especially along the main façade, contained large flats with transitional rooms. This quality could only be partially preserved due to the small size of the dwellings.

Thematic project of the festival: festival’s theme

Open House Slovenia 2024 – Date and time of the guided tours


Number of places available: 2

Project information

Location of the project:
Glavni trg 2, Novo mesto
Year of completion:
Municipality Novo mesto
Accesible for people with mobility impairments.


Main architect / Office:
Arrea arhitektura, Maruša Zorec, Tadej Bolta, Rok Velikonja
Tadej Bolta
Other participants:

dr. Tomaž Golob (lead conservator)

Main contractor:
Malkom d.o.o.
Other contractors and suppliers:

Mizarstvo Dobrina d.o.o. (windows, doors)

Arrea arhitektura – references

Maruša Zorec – references

Tadej Bolta – references

Rok Velikonja – references

Residential projects