Castles of Serbia

Villa "Danica" - Dom Vujića "

Banja Koviljača

Villa “Dom Vujića” really belongs to Vujić family, and is located in a hidden corner of Banja Koviljača, practically connecting two streets full of villas on a hill in the central part of the spa. It was built in 1911 and changed owners, and it was also built in stages. In the original plan, it is ownedby “Danica, the wife of ŽivojinJovanović, a machinist in Banja Koviljača”, and the engineer Drag. Stevanović is signed as the architect.

The building is small, modest in size, ground floor and symmetrical, with a rectangular base. There is an obvious desire for the villa to be designedas the small typical villas that were common in Central Europe during the fin-de-siècle. The architectural design was completed through a three-part division into central and two lateral Avant-corpses. The expert description of the E-Kapija says that “the wall canvas of the side avant-corpses of the main façade is divided into three parts by a horizontal division, so that the first belt is a plinth, the second central is separated by a window cornice made of plaster, and the third is a gable with a circular opening and wooden triangular decorative detail”.

The villa once had an open porch on the central part of the main facade, as well as a decorative wooden fence, but the porch was closed immediately after moving in. Also, the expert opinion on the rear façade says that “the opposite façade is designed so that the central avant-corp is jutted out and finished with a gable with a circular opening and a wooden triangular decorative detail, and the side avant-corpses are surmounted by a horizontal roof edge. The plinth is made of broken stone. ”

The owners are from Belgrade, and they do not have the funds to finance a thorough renovation according to the original design, the facade is cracked in many places, the plaster fell off, and the wooden shutters were damaged by moisture. The villa is surrounded by a beautiful courtyard. The villa needs reconstruction, and it is not open to visitors.

This project was supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.