Not much is known about the occupants of this house. Vid Černe, who has been documenting the history of Kranjska Gora, relies on the words of the historian Dr. Franc Černe, “According to these facts, Ignac Košir (1768-1852) created a full property out of a three-quarter property.” Despite the fact that this was once the wealthiest homestead in the village, its owners lived modestly. There are rumours of treasure being buried somewhere, and according to Tone Domevšček, one of the Liznjeks’ descendants, the Košir brothers were said to have so much money that “one strong man could not carry it for a quarter of an hour”.
At the end of 19th century, as the Košir brothers had no offspring they decided to look for their descendants in the Trenta valley. In this way it happened that the grandparents of Tone Domevšček took over Liznjek Grange. Soon afterwards the father died, and the mother, Katarina, was left alone with her four children.
“They had different destinies,” says Marica Globočnik, one of the oldest inhabitants of Kranjska Gora. “Anton moved to Štajerska with his family, and Lojzka was shot by an amorous border guard and died some time later of gunshot wounds. Therefore only Andrej and Avguštin stayed at the estate. Gustl, the last owner of the grange. He was special, a nice man. The locals remember him also because of his donkey – together they were a kind of a symbol of Kranjska Gora.
One of the last occupants of Liznjek Grange was also the great-grandson of Katarina Domevšček, Miro Lebar. He says he has nice memories of his childhood. “We spent our entire youth in the barn. We had boxing gloves there, we played cowboys and Indians…” The life in the house was unpretentious. There was no hot water, and it was also quite cold.
“My mother used to heat a brick in the evening, wrap it in newspaper and a blanket and put it between our socks to keep us warm,” recalls Lebar.
Liznjek Grange was slowly starting to decay, falling prey to the ravages of time. In 1983 the house was renovated and converted into a museum. Only the interior of the house testifies the former power of the estate owners.