Heritage and identity: Glavašev's House - Jewel of Vranjeva history

Discover the rich heritage and cultural identity of Vranjevo through the story of the House of Glavas. This architecturally significant building is a symbol of the past and identity of this area. With its classic variant of the classicist style, rich decoration and deep roots in history, the house exudes character and tells the story of the times that shaped the community. Read more about its characteristics, architectural details and role in the cultural life of Vranjevo. The House of Glavas not only preserves heritage, but also inspires a vision of the future, encouraging awareness of the importance of preserving cultural identity for generations to come.



The layout of the rooms is functional and adapted to the needs of a middle-class family. It exudes warmth and comfort. From the central entrance hall (foyer), one enters the living (reception) room, the girls' (bachelor's) room, and the kitchen. A manually operated bell in the corner of the hall served to announce the entry of guests or to summon the servants. There is also a fireplace for heating adjacent rooms. The kitchen is connected to the hall by narrow, single-winged wooden doors and a small opening in the wall with metal doors that opened as needed, serving as a counter through which the servants would serve. In the kitchen, there is an open chimney and a brick stove for food preparation. The servants' room, an extension of the kitchen, faces the side street. To the right of the living room, facing the main street, is the bedroom, and to the left is the study. The bedroom is connected to the girls' (bachelor's) room, which has a built-in stove.

Interior of Glavaš's housePreserved original windows, doors, door frames, locks, keys, parts of period furniture (two chairs, two antique sofas, two built-in wardrobes in the wall), as well as three portraits of family members or friends of the Glavaš family, contribute to the authenticity and uniqueness of the ambiance, capturing the spirit of the time. This impression is further enhanced by preserved parts of the interior wall decoration, emphasizing the owner's desire for the beauty and representativeness of the interior. Here, the intertwining of late neoclassical and Biedermeier elements can be observed.

The most luxurious and well-preserved is the wall decoration of the reception room, with painted columns featuring Corinthian capitals. Above the columns is a vivid floral and toothed frieze, and at the corners of the ceiling, coffered square panels with floral decoration in the center. In the study and girls' (bachelor's) room, only the floral frieze at the top of the walls is preserved. In the center of the ceiling of each room is a decorative floral rosette. The walls of the small hall are painted with various motifs: a monastery with a church in the background, a tower, a lake with fishermen, and village houses.

Three idyllic landscapes are painted on the wall using oil technique, in black and white (about 30x40 cm), and framed with painted black frames, creating the illusion of a picture hanging on the wall. There is also a painted rope and nail. Here, too, a frieze with the blossom of wild roses appears. One of the "pictures" preserves the name of the master M. Bienenfeld, as well as information about the time of creation - the year 1878. The left and right sides of the wall above the staircase in the main entrance porch are painted with scenes of peaceful landscapes with groves and figures of people on horses.

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