Houses With Romanian Traditional Motifs

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The Romanian traditional architecture has always boasted a distinct beauty which radiates elegance through simplicity, two central elements that make up a home tastefully built. Inspired by nature, itself part of Romanian folklore, homes in this part of the world are not just simple constructions, but say stories about the joy of living through their unique architecture. We see some of these houses with Romanian traditional motifs in the following article, some of them appearing to have come from immemorial times, which enhances their authentic beauty even more.

We have previously written about Romanian traditional houses designed by Romanian architect Adrian Paun. Here is a new review of these superb houses in the Neo-Romanian style, featuring characteristic design elements and motifs which can be seen mostly in the woodwork. Almost all these houses that are designed by him have the wooden raised porch as a distinctive element, seconded by arched verandas. Here are some examples below, each of them emanating the same solemn air and a beauty hard to equal.

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We have also recently spoken about the painted houses of Ciocanesti, unique in Romania. The village consists of about 600 houses, all of them painted with Romanian traditional motifs which replicate the commonly seen Easter eggs. This tradition, unique as it is in this country, is relatively recent: about six decades ago, a housewife had the ambition to decorate her house in a whole different manner, by painting the exterior walls with traditional motifs that imitated her holiday clothes. Nowadays, any new house built in the village receives the same beautifying treatments, all the costs being supported by the town hall. Here are some emblematic pictures.

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Liliana Chiaburu’s also display the Romanian centuries old cultural richness. Our example here is a Romanian traditional house with a raised porch, framed by big carved wooden columns and beautiful masonry that features river stones, while the second shows a house built in the local Brancovenesc style. The finely carved woodwork adds personality to these homes.

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Finally, here are some peasant houses that discharge an authentic beauty, featuring the same fine woodwork, on the gates, porches or eaves. They are probably not the first option for those looking for a home, but a holiday retreat could be a healthy choice, especially from a spiritual standpoint.

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Sources: Case-frumoase.ro, Caseromanestilacomanda.blogspot.ro, Pinterest.com

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