GRUŽ SUMMER HOUSES
From the 15th century, the area of Gruž, especially the part along the shores of the Gulf of Gruž, will become a place of country construction, where Dubrovnik nobles will build their summer houses in dense succession.
The permeation of architecture, garden space and surrounding nature is an essential characteristic of Dubrovnik’s Renaissance country construction.
In the case of Georgian examples, located by the sea, the harmony of the garden and the surrounding space was successfully solved by introducing the theme of water, by building a pond and an orsan (storage for boats) through which the sea is physically drawn into the countryside. The dominant type of spatial organization of the country complex in the area of the Gruška Bay is the one with a one-story country house, to which
a vertically placed ground wing with a porch and a terrace is attached laterally. During the 16th century, design variations of this type will give some of the most representative examples in the area of the Gruš Bay, such as the summer house of Petar Sorkočević, the summer house of Junij Bunić, the summer house of Gundulić