Hoffe [Hóuve]

s'Nènderlan - s'Prìnzn Haus / Stol

Hoffe Village - historical center (No. 5)

Class Type A.2cc^B.1

Date: 2nd quarter of 19th century

Catalog 8.10

The s' Nènderlan - s' Prìnzn house is a rare example of a traditional Sappada wooden house, with the central corridor running through it along the North-South axis rather than the East-West, as is customary. Due to the combined effect of its orientation and the slope of the ground, the corridor comes out at the center of the façade but doesn't find the walkway at its level (as is usually the case with lateral doors). Therefore, the corridor has been linked to the street through an external stairway leaned against the facade. The corridor cuts through the residential part of the building and was once used to divide the properties of the two family owners: the s' Nènderlan to the East and the s' Prìnzn to the West. On the back side, the corridor connects with the adjoined stable/hay-loft. Hence, this house presents another interesting peculiarity: the combination of a residential and a rural building, which are usually separated. Another particularity of the s' Nènderlan house is the way the roof slants into a small triangular pitch, corresponding to the top of the façade. The frontal profile of the roof, therefore, takes on the shape of the three smaller sides of a trapezium. This two-building complex was built around the years 1830-40 and its combined surface reaches a remarkable size. For its architectural features, this house was also specially mentioned in the volume of A. Baragiola: "The rural house of the German colonies of the Carnic group - Sappada, Sauris and Timau...," Padua, 1915, p. 13, (where one can also find a vintage picture of it). On the second floor, the façade is entirely traversed by a balcony that does not extend around to the sides. This is because, at the time of construction, the practice of eliminating lateral balconies from the houses had already begun.