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SCHLOSS FREIN in Frankenburg, Upper Austria

Green Finance GmbH Austria renovated this property in the spring of 2018 – modern and contemporary living at the highest quality standards in a stylish castle ambience was made possible. With a focus on sustainability and in cooperation with the Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments, eight large family apartments and four offices were created here.

The castle Schloss Frein in the heart of Frankenburg am Hausruck, with its central location and excellent infrastructure, offers a charming living experience in this idyllic rural region.

The well-preserved, historical character and the newly renovated, intelligently and well thought-out apartments and offices complement each other to form a unique and representative income and residential property.

Keyfacts:

8 rental apartments, 4 offices
824 m2 constructed area
331 m2 floor space
Top-of-the-line refurbishment:
comprehensive revitalization of the entire building
comprehensive modernisation and equipment of the interior
Preservation of the historical characteristics of the exterior

Schloss Frein

The castle Schloss Frein is the most striking building and landmark of Frankenburg. The three-storey castle not only forms the heart of the Upper Austrian market town, but is also known far beyond the borders of the region due to its historical significance. Originally built as a moated castle, today a rectangular building with a characteristic high hipped roof made of patinated copper rises directly on the main road. This landmark was acquired by Green Finance in autumn 2017 and completely renovated in spring 2018 according to the highest quality standards. Sustainability was very important to Green Finance, so eight large family apartments and four offices were built in the castle.

The chronicle of Schloss Frein

Living in a stylish ambience

In 2018, Green Finance GmbH carried out a general refurbishment of Schloss Frein to provide modern and contemporary living in a stylish ambience. With the main focus on sustainability and in cooperation with the Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments, eight large family apartments and four offices were built in the castle. The castle, which is under a preservation order, was completely renovated to the highest quality standards in order to provide modern and contemporary living in a stylish ambience.

Schloss Frein in the heart of Frankenburg am Hausruck, with its central location and excellent infrastructure, offers a charming living experience in this idyllic rural region. The well-preserved, historical character of the building which is listed and protected as a historic monument and the newly renovated, intelligently thought-out apartments complement each other to create a unique and representative income and residential property.

The 8 spacious apartments and 4 offices are completely renovated. The total effective area is 1,051 m2, which is divided into 790 m2 living space and 261 m2 commercial space. The building is located on a 3,331 m2 plot and also includes a wonderful park.

Modern office space for big ideas

On the ground floor of the historic building there are four attractive offices with a well thought-out layout. The charm of the original construction method is transformed by the high-quality revitalization into a unique working environment with plenty of room for ideas.

The separately accessible office units extend over a floor space of 56 m2 to 99 m2 and thus offer many possibilities for the respective space requirements. A total area of 261 m2 is available for regional companies.

Offices

TOP 1     59,41 m2

TOP 2     99,10 m2

TOP 3     68,26 m2

TOP 4     56,59 m2

Apartments

TOP 5     59,41 m2                                                            TOP 9        96,17 m2

TOP 6     69,75 m2                                                            TOP 10      72,79 m2

TOP 7     127,30 m2                                                          TOP 11     125,13 m2

TOP 8     106,18 m2                                                          TOP 12     107,45 m2

Apartments in mint condition
with historical charm

The eight newly built, spacious, family-friendly apartments combine the impressive, historical ambience with the most modern facilities to create a unique living experience.

On a total of 790 m2, light and stylish living space was created through the use of high-quality materials. This offers generous space for development. By restructuring the floor plans, an intelligent room concept has been created that meets high standards.

The building is located on a 3,331 m2 plot of land, includes a wonderful castle park and still has a well-preserved water-bearing moat. A property that offers many possibilities and options for private or business use.

floor plans of the 3 floors

Impressions and media reports

Here we have set up a small picture gallery of Schloss Frein. A few impressions of the castle building with its details and the beautiful castle park. We have also kept interesting media reports for you to read.

Schloss Frein

Castle Park

Media reports

Holiday region Attersee

The holiday region Attersee- Salzkammergut fulfils your longing for vitality and zest for life! The charming, untouched and diverse natural landscape around the Attersee has excited and inspired artists – once and now – such as Gustav Klimt, Gustav Mahler, Franz Welser-Möst, Heinrich Schiff, Christian Ludwig Attersee and many more.

Top-class celebrities from politics, science, culture and sports enjoy the Attersee and its positive charisma! On many wild and romantic hiking trails up to the high mountains, body, mind and soul come into harmony all by themselves. A variety of sports, whether on land, in the air or in and under water, strengthen the energy.

Location

Frankenburg am Hausruck is a market town in Upper Austria in the district of Vöcklabruck in the Hausruckviertel with 4842 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2018). The municipality comprises 63 villages and is situated at an altitude of 519 m in the Hausruckviertel. The extension is 10.6 km from north to south and 10.3 km from west to east. The total area is 48.5 km2, 44.5 % of the area is forested, 49.3 % of the area is used for agriculture.

Frankenburg has beautiful Schloss Frein in the centre of the village, but the castle has aged a little over the decades. Thanks to the new owner, Green Finance GmbH, the castle was extensively renovated in 2018. The building which is listed and protected as a historic monument was renovated to the highest standards and with high-quality materials and now shines again in its beautiful splendour.

Nature conservation bats

One of the largest bat nursery colonies, in Upper Austria lives in Schloss Frein in Frankenburg.
Up to 800 mouse-eared females spend the summer here and raise their young.

Mausohren Fledermäuse

Mouse-eared bats are, with a wingspan of about 40 cm, our largest native bat species.
The females form nursery colonies in the summer to raise the young, that usually consists of 50 to 1,000 animals. These bats are often referred to as the typical attic inhabitants. As they usually live in large, undisturbed attics in summer.

Endangerment

The following causes threaten and endanger the bats in their habitat in Austria

Loss of accommodation in summer and winter
Improper renovation of neighbourhoods
Use of pesticides
Use of toxic wood preservatives
Natural causes: Climate, parasites, diseases, predators
Accidents: traffic, flypaper, wind turbines, etc.

Protection

The company Green Finance GmbH acquired the castle in November 2017, with all its residents in the attic. An extensive renovation of the castle was carried out in 2018. Despite extensive renovation work, the preservation of the fifth largest bat colony was an important concern. Green Finance stands for green investment with sustainability and there was also close cooperation with the Coordination Office for Bat Protection and Research (KFFÖ) in Austria. Every effort was made to ensure that the mouse-eared bats return. During the renovation of the roof structure, care was taken to preserve the bats’ breeding grounds. At the same time, extensive precautions were taken to guarantee a trouble-free living in the castle.

Renovation with consideration of the bats

The renovation of the roof structure and the roof was completed at the end of March 2018, when the bats returned from their winter quarters. The bats spend the winter in caves, cellars or tunnels and then return to their summer homes. To make it even easier for the bats to get used to their new quarters, old boards were put up again. This is an important aspect so that the bats recognize and accept their quarters by smell.
To protect the bats living in the buildings, they are looked after by the Upper Austrian Nature Conservation Association and remain under the supervision of the members of the local group. The care and preservation of the quarter is of great importance, as there is no suitable replacement in the area.

Media reports

The chronicle of Schloss Frein
The chronicle of Schloss Frein
Living - Housing - Working
Living - Housing - Working
Impressions and media reports
Impressions and media reports
Region and location
Region and location
Nature conservation bats
Nature conservation bats
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