Experience

The team at SiPD has a wealth of technical & business experience in supporting clients from all over the world (including here in Slovenia!) to realise real estate investment & development dreams. Here is a sample of our development work for clients which combines an intertwined architectural design & planning and construction project management approach for both redevelopments & new builds across Slovenia. The ability to combine two services in a fully in-house and integrated manner is extremely powerful.

It was a real pleasure working with SiPD. From our point of view, the whole process couldn’t have gone more smoothly. The SiPD team was extremely attentive to all our requests along the way and was also very pro-active in terms of suggesting possible improvements on the plans and guiding us as to interior elements.  The work met our expectations in every way. We had hoped to end up with a house that retained the charm and rustic feel of the original building while incorporating aspects that would be expected from a modern well-insulated house, and this was achieved brilliantly.

– Duncan, UK

“We wanted a team that could work with our existing architects to project manage the re-devleopment of our country estate in Gorenjska. SiPD’s Project Manager and wider net work of engineers assisted us in finalised the construction plans to arrive at a very well worked-up bill of quantities. With a wide range of contacts, the PM assisted us in tendering the works to several constructors and negotiated well to get the best price. We were impressed with the extensive skills set to ensure that all parties involved were properly engaged and we had a god plan in place.”

– Peter, Slovenia

“SiPD were excellent in guiding us through the process of setting up a business, acquiring work permits and securing a beautiful old property in Bohinj! We look forward to starting the planing process with them soon.”

– Dmitry, Russia

We purchased a partially renovated farmhouse near Bled in 2009 and were lucky to have our realtor recommend SiPD to manage the various projects. Every project was completed to our full satisfaction and exceeded our vision for the works. They were always fully engaged in overseeing the work, making sure we were happy with the results and offered suggestions and ideas which helped make our home the perfect retreat that it now is. There is no higher recommendation or praise we could offer about the superb work and attention you would get from hiring the SiPD team.

– Bruce, USA

When we bought this property in Bohinj in 2007 the house was in a very bad condition.  We took the challenge and we found SiPD prepared to rebuild this ruin for us. Their team did so remarkably well and in just 6 months’ time but modified the internal lay-out completely as to our demands. As we live at 1300 km away we could not be physically present during this building phase. That did not prove to be a problem as the team understood our wishes and demands right from the start. We are very happy with the final result and we hope to spend a lot of time in Jereka!

– Ed, Netherlands

With a realistic budget and plan in place that SiPD prepared, we were able to get on with the task of turning our shell into a comfortable, modern home. Throughout the process, SiPD kept us up to date with costs and photos of the work being done. The work has been distinguished throughout by professionalism, flexibility and sound advice. We would have no hesitation using their services again and can without reservation recommend him to anyone undertaking a project in Slovenia. Just be sure to get them involved early!

– David and Michelle, UK

The phrase ‘if it’s too good to be true it generally is’ can come to forefront of ones thoughts, especially so if considering a ‘one stop shop’. However, the ‘one stop shop’ which is SiPD can be completely relied upon to bring your aspirations to fruition. We cannot speak highly enough about the team at SiPD.  They really do deliver what they say they can do.  The quality of both the work and customer support is truly excellent, the attention to detail and communication is first class.

– Niccola and Russel, UK

“We wanted to hire an architect who would help turn our vision into reality – old run down farmhouse into boutique chalet! Patrick’s team helped manage our expectations very well as we experienced that some things we wanted to do just couldn’t be achieved from a legal perspective. SiPD advised us well and showed great honesty and integrity! To be honest, we probably we’re the easiest to deal with at the time, but are truly grateful for the professionalism and patience demonstrated.”

– Tomaž, Slovenia

“I want to congratulate Patrick, Alf and the team on their tireless efforts in support our property investment venture in Slovenia. Not only were they able to support with business plans and due diligence on the several properties presented, but their patience and focus in assisting us in negotiations and legal support to finalise the deal was second to none. The architectural team also deserves special mention too for their creativity and problem solving! We await the imminent arrival of our building permit and look forward to starting to build when the snow melts!”

– Pierre, France

We bought an old shell of a farmhouse at 970m above sea level with marvellous views that extend from the Gulf of Trieste to the Dolomites and the Slovenian Alps.  SiPD project managed the works as we live in the UK. They maintained close communication throughout the project so that we felt very involved in the process. The end result is a fabulous house that our whole family enjoys. We would like to express our gratitude to the SiPD team!

– Gerald and Jackie, UK

Our family decided to start renovating our old summer house in Gorenjska. SiPD’s offer was the the most convincing than other providers. The execution of the works were carried out as agreed and their quality was very good. Their team oordinated and controlled the project and final works and, therefore, we spent less time on the site.

– Janа, Slovenia

We highly recommend SiPD. They have made the process of buying, owning, and redeveloping our properties in Slovenia both hassle-free and a pleasure. SiPD’s work is faultlessly professional. They are super-organised and also has a great eye for the details that ensure that our visitors (us included) love staying in and coming back to Slovenia. We trust them absolutely.

– Ben and Maria, UK

“We bought a beautiful old house in Slovenia very quickly. We were bit hasty, but we put that down to emotions – what an amazing place! As the excitement settled, we realised we needed to find a team who could tells us what to do next in our pursuit to turn it into a small hotel! We interviewed a few companies, but found that SiPD really stood out. Their combination of architects, planners, interior designers, leal support and PMs (coupled with the management who clearly have good business sense) was just what we were looking for to help us get organised and on the right track. Bravo to the team. We are deep into finalising the construction plans and eagerly await our building permit to get cracking with the works!

– Mary, South Africa

House Zasip

House Zasip

The concept for this new contemporary Slovenian home is to assemble one house from several volumes - two volumes with a gabled roof are connected by a glass entrance volume with a flat roof. The smaller ground floor gable volume is intended for a garage and service area. The higher two-storey volume is intended for living. The ground floor has an open floor plan with kitchen, living and dining room plus a study room; bedrooms are on the upper floor. The views open mainly towards the mountains...

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House Radovljica

House Radovljica

The main concept for the reconstruction of this house was to preserve the spirit of this hundreds of years old house and to fit in the new programme – a small hotel with an apartment in the mansard. The interventions are therefore minimal, the layout and the usage of rooms mostly follow the former one - all to create a small hotel full of character and tradition. On the ground floor there are common spaces, such as reception and dining room as well as the kitchens (one of them being preserved...

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House Bohinjska Bistrica

House Bohinjska Bistrica

The strict spatial demands and restrictions as well as client's interesting concept are what makes this project very special. Small plot just by the river and the remains of the old building in inner town area, which is under cultural heritage (and had to be preserved/included in the new building), present the base for the design of the house – with the existing facade on the road side and contemporary facade to the river side. The house is divided into public part, on the ground floor...

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House Pod Rebrom

House Pod Rebrom

This renovation of one of the oldest houses in Bohinjska Bistrica was planned to carefully preserve original log facade and stone base as well as proportions of the house and traditional outside entrance balcony ''gank'' and at the same time creating a modern family home. The house features ground floor living/sleeping spaces, attic with en-suite bedroom, office and inside balcony, and basement with service rooms (utility, storage) and an extra en-suite which doubles as a play room. While the...

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House Stara Fužina

House Stara Fužina

The building in question is an old and very typical house for the settlement of Stara Fužina. The residential part of the house was by the road and next to it, as its continuation, was a farm outbuilding. During the renovation we maintained the duality of the building and thus made two residential buildings. House A is a reconstruction of the residential House. The desire was to keep the existing look and feel both outside and inside as much as possible. House B is a reinterpretation of a...

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Butterfly Lodge, Bohinj

Butterfly Lodge, Bohinj

‘Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.’ (Matthew Karsten) Slovenia Property & Development managed the full renovation of this this unique property from start to finish. Creating a property in Bohinj that would serve demand for a higher level of accommodation was certainly one of the best projects to date. The idea was to offer a unique experience in a uniquely designed lodge. Every detail was carefully considered, thus creating a beautiful place for guests to experience...

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House Studor

House Studor

300 year old house Completely renewed In Triglav National Park Studor 9 is one of our favourite projects to date. This 300 year old farm house was purchased by our clients Nicki and Russ Tong as a holiday home in the beautiful village of Studor near to Lake Bohinj. Our design brief was to achieve a two bedroomed home with a separate sleeping mezzanine and large open lounge diner onto a fully fitted farm-style kitchen. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and are arranged on the ground floor....

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Cottage Koprivnik

Cottage Koprivnik

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House Bitnje

House Bitnje

Overall modern finish.Spacious comfortable habitat. David and Michelle Hart purchased a holiday home in the small village of Bitnje near Bohinjska Bistrica. The property was partially constructed at that time and comprised of the main building shell, roof and some windows. We were commissioned to complete the architectural, mechanical, electrical and internal space design for the house. The works were extensive, both internally and externally. As there was no infrastructure at all connected to...

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Villa Maria, Spodnje Gorjuše, Bohinj

Villa Maria, Spodnje Gorjuše, Bohinj

Warm quasi-contemporary style.Special bespoke pieces and selected paintings. We were appointed to redesign the internal layout and conduct a full strip-out and renovation program on this property in the form of a Design and Build project. Kamen-Les d.o.o. was responsible for structural and architectural design as well project management of all works conducted. These works include new electro-mechanical installations as well as plumbing and reticulation for the fit-out of 5 bathrooms and...

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Woodlands cottage, Pokljuka

Woodlands cottage, Pokljuka

On the edge of a wild pastureA simple woodcutter's cottage theme Approximately one year after the first project the owners purchased a second property and after we concluded the transaction we were again appointed to conduct the refurbishment and fit-out inclusive of all interior design and furnishings on Woodlands Cottage. Woodlands Cottage is set in a wonderful location on the edge of a wild pasture surrounded by a beautiful forest. The access road was widened and upgraded and a terrace...

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De Mulder, Jereka

De Mulder, Jereka

Total rebuilt in 6 months!Family house with lots of space!Owners monitoring built from 1300 km away. This project was unique challenge from a construction and restoration aspect as the original structure was under full heritage protection and we needed to work within the parameters set by Heritage Office consent documentation. the consent documents precribed keeping the extrernal characteristics and design of the property in tact as far as possible. Internal space design and infrastructure...

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Kal nad Kanalom, Goriška

Kal nad Kanalom, Goriška

Traditional Karst stone house Panoramic attic window We were pleased to be involved from the start on a complete fit-out and renovation of this stunning old stone farmhouse. Our brief included redesign of the internal space to suit client needs and to overcome practical issues of installing infra-structure and utilities to provide for 3 new bathrooms, utility room and kitchen. The house was arranged in such a way that bedrooms, kitchen and dining room were housed on the first two floors and...

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3D visualisations and plans

House Zasip

The concept for this new contemporary Slovenian home is to assemble one house from several volumes - two volumes with a gabled roof are connected by a glass entrance volume with a flat roof. The smaller ground floor gable volume is intended for a garage and service...

read more
House RadovljicaHouse RadovljicaHouse RadovljicaHouse RadovljicaHouse RadovljicaHouse RadovljicaHouse RadovljicaHouse RadovljicaHouse RadovljicaHouse RadovljicaHouse Radovljica
3D visualisations and plans

House Radovljica

The main concept for the reconstruction of this house was to preserve the spirit of this hundreds of years old house and to fit in the new programme – a small hotel with an apartment in the mansard. The interventions are therefore minimal, the layout and the usage of...

read more
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3D visualisations and plans

House Bohinjska Bistrica

The strict spatial demands and restrictions as well as client's interesting concept are what makes this project very special. Small plot just by the river and the remains of the old building in inner town area, which is under cultural heritage (and had to be...

read more
House Pod RebromHouse Pod RebromHouse Pod RebromHouse Pod RebromHouse Pod Rebrom
3D visualisations and plans

House Pod Rebrom

This renovation of one of the oldest houses in Bohinjska Bistrica was planned to carefully preserve original log facade and stone base as well as proportions of the house and traditional outside entrance balcony ''gank'' and at the same time creating a modern family...

read more
House Stara FužinaHouse Stara Fužina
Case Study

House Stara Fužina

The building in question is an old and very typical house for the settlement of Stara Fužina. The residential part of the house was by the road and next to it, as its continuation, was a farm outbuilding. During the renovation we maintained the duality of the building...

read more
Butterfly Lodge, BohinjButterfly Lodge, BohinjButterfly Lodge, BohinjButterfly Lodge, Bohinj
Case Study

Butterfly Lodge, Bohinj

‘Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.’ (Matthew Karsten) Slovenia Property & Development managed the full renovation of this this unique property from start to finish. Creating a property in Bohinj that would serve demand for a higher level of...

read more
House StudorHouse StudorHouse StudorHouse StudorHouse Studor
Case Study

House Studor

300 year old house Completely renewed In Triglav National Park Studor 9 is one of our favourite projects to date. This 300 year old farm house was purchased by our clients Nicki and Russ Tong as a holiday home in the beautiful village of Studor near to Lake Bohinj....

read more
Cottage KoprivnikCottage KoprivnikCottage KoprivnikCottage KoprivnikCottage KoprivnikCottage KoprivnikCottage Koprivnik
Case Study

Cottage Koprivnik

The original farmhouse dates back over 500 years!The biggest overall transformation. This house represents the biggest overall transformation we have undertaken to date. The house was in a very bad state of repair with no services other than a water connection and...

read more
House BitnjeHouse BitnjeHouse BitnjeHouse Bitnje
Case Study

House Bitnje

Overall modern finish.Spacious comfortable habitat. David and Michelle Hart purchased a holiday home in the small village of Bitnje near Bohinjska Bistrica. The property was partially constructed at that time and comprised of the main building shell, roof and some...

read more
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Case Study

Villa Maria, Spodnje Gorjuše, Bohinj

Warm quasi-contemporary style.Special bespoke pieces and selected paintings. We were appointed to redesign the internal layout and conduct a full strip-out and renovation program on this property in the form of a Design and Build project. Kamen-Les d.o.o. was...

read more
Woodlands cottage, PokljukaWoodlands cottage, PokljukaWoodlands cottage, PokljukaWoodlands cottage, PokljukaWoodlands cottage, Pokljuka
Case Study

Woodlands cottage, Pokljuka

On the edge of a wild pastureA simple woodcutter's cottage theme Approximately one year after the first project the owners purchased a second property and after we concluded the transaction we were again appointed to conduct the refurbishment and fit-out inclusive of...

read more
De Mulder, JerekaDe Mulder, JerekaDe Mulder, JerekaDe Mulder, JerekaDe Mulder, Jereka
Case Study

De Mulder, Jereka

Total rebuilt in 6 months!Family house with lots of space!Owners monitoring built from 1300 km away. This project was unique challenge from a construction and restoration aspect as the original structure was under full heritage protection and we needed to work within...

read more
Kal nad Kanalom, GoriškaKal nad Kanalom, GoriškaKal nad Kanalom, GoriškaKal nad Kanalom, Goriška
Case Study

Kal nad Kanalom, Goriška

Traditional Karst stone house Panoramic attic window We were pleased to be involved from the start on a complete fit-out and renovation of this stunning old stone farmhouse. Our brief included redesign of the internal space to suit client needs and to overcome...

read more