The Alpenlofts are Evelyn and Ike Ikrath’s latest project. Evelyn, a hotel manager, and Ike, an architect, have already created some real feel-good holiday destinations with Haus Hirt and Miramonte, welcoming hotel guests like old friends. With their newest homes, they have taken their formula for success up a notch by offering holiday long lets. The five loft-style lodges are tucked into the hillside, their wide glazed fronts gazing out onto the Bad Gastein mountain scenery. The houses are made of natural building materials such as untreated larch, white-oiled spruce and natural stone. From the outside, they look alike, but each has a uniquely distinctive interior. One thing they do share is an unusual cosmopolitan ambience where up-to-the-minute design meets local craftsmanship. Each has a large terrace and offers wonderful views over this panoramic Alpine landscape!
The lofts in detail:
Camillo is the largest of the five Alpine chalets and can accommodate up to 12 people in three apartments. The furnishings mix old and new, and include pieces from Japanese designer Megumi Ito and Danish master Poul Henningsen. Camillo comes across as more urbane, with a style less typically Alpine than the other lodges. But there is plenty of Alpine flair too: just take a look at the view from the windows!
Chalet Tessa is generously proportioned with a linear, pared-down design. At its centre stands the dining table, surrounded by designer chairs from Charles and Ray Eames. The long sofa is great for lounging around in front of the glass-fronted fireplace. The muted colours of the chalet’s bedrooms also promote the ultimate in relaxation. Two storeys offer enough space for four to eight people.
Chalet Ed certainly stands out in the Alpenloft family. With dark oakwood floors, leather sofas and a heavy wooden table with upholstered seats, Ed has a somewhat masculine, dignified air. In addition to the spacious living room with its glass-fronted fireplace, there is a large master bedroom upstairs. In the basement, you will find a further bedroom and a sauna with a chill-out room.
Chalet Rosa has an uncomplicated and casual feel, displaying Nordic clarity with Alpine accents. In the dining area, wishbone chairs by Hans J. Wegner team up with linear bench seating. The long, red sofa is the perfect place in which to relax in front of the fire in the hearth. Rosa’s two storeys have space for up to six people (plus one child). In addition to a dividable studio with a sleeping couch, there is a spa area with a sauna in the basement.
Madero is the arty type in the Alpine loft family. Please find more information here: Alpenloft Madero.