Zelený Les Artist Residency affirmed the value of an intimate setting where artists could interact with one another in a relaxed social atmosphere that offered both solitude and community. Residents at Zelený Les shared a large, well-appointed house commanding panoramic views of the valley, original homestead site, and forest. Robert Gardinier, the architect, tailored his design to Adele Tutter’s ideas and specifications for the home where she and her husband Antonín would live in retirement year-round. Three comfortable, private bedrooms were available for resident artists in addition to ample living space. Communal dinners were a time for artists to come together and engage in conversation. There were also opportunities for gathering on the outdoor decks that look towards the valley, in the living room warmed by the fire of a wood-burning stove, or upstairs in the open study.
Artist accommodations were offered at no charge, and vegetarian meals and bag lunches were prepared for residents daily.