mavie

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mavie

Region: GR – Greece, Lefkada, Tsoukalades

Accommodation: House

The holiday house mavie on the Greek island of Lefkada evokes associations with an elegant ocean liner. The building consists of several cubes arranged in a row, and a slightly twisted cuboid structure stacked above them. You enter the house on the upper level, which is glazed on three sides and resembles a command bridge. From the living room with a sitting area, kitchen and dining area you can enjoy views of the Ionian Sea, the city of Lefkada, and the mainland.

Ustria Steila

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Ustria Steila

Region: CH – Switzerland, Graubünden, Siat

Accommodation: Hotel

Renowned Swiss architect Gion A. Caminada from Graubünden has built a house on a sunny slope in the centre of the village of Siat in the Surselva region. It fits in harmoniously with the village surroundings and still stands out. The Ustria Steila cites the traditional building culture of the region with its lower concrete storeys and wooden log structure on the upper floor.

Eremo

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Eremo

Region: IT – Italy, Liguria, Imperia

Accommodation: House

Holiday home Eremo is perched on a hill above the northern Italian harbour town of Imperia. Situated, as though on a viewing platform, on the edge of a centuries-old pine forest, the house offers an impressive panoramic view over the city and the Ligurian sea. The historic Hermitage – once a religious retreat – has been transformed into a holiday home for two.

Brücke 49 Herberge

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Brücke 49 Herberge

Region: CH – Switzerland, Grisons, Vals

Accommodation: Apartment

With their B&B Brücke 49 in the Swiss mountain village of Vals, Ruth Kramer and Thomas Schacht have won the hearts of design lovers. Now they are offering additional holiday apartments in the neighbouring house. With Brücke 49 Herberge they continue to develop their successful style concept – the fusion of alpine architecture and Scandinavian design.

Villa Abruzzo

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Villa Abruzzo

Region: IT – Italy, Abruzzen, Controguerra

Accommodation: House

Vineyards and olive groves surround Villa Abruzzo, located in the north of the Italian region of Abruzzo, just a few kilometres from the Adriatic coast. The bungalow was designed and furnished by the Berlin-based interior architect and designer Davide Rizzo, inspired by Californian mid-century architecture…

Quartier Wieck: Fassade

Quartier Wieck

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Quartier Wieck

Region: DE – Germany, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Darß-Fischland, Wieck on the Darß

Accommodation: House

The Quartier Wieck holiday home is located in the fishing village of Wieck on the Darß peninsula off Germany’s Baltic coast, just 300 metres from the Bodden lagoon. With its sleek architecture, the house sets a counterpoint to the traditional thatched houses typical of the Darß – but with its barn-like shape, it nevertheless references its surroundings. Every detail displays the owners’ penchant for Japanese and Scandinavian design.

Heimat1883

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Heimat 1883

Region: DE – Germany, Bavaria, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Accommodation: House, Apartment

Heimat1883, located at the historic centre of Garmisch in Bavaria, was once the town’s almshouse. Today, you will find five modern and comfortable apartments behind its heritage listed façade.

Palazzo Morosini degli Spezieri

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Palazzo Morosini

Region: IT – Italy, Venice

Accommodation: Apartment

At the Palazzo Morosini degli Spezieri you can live close to the beautiful sights of Venice but far from the tourist crowds. The Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge are both within walking distance. This magnificent 15th-century townhouse has its own boat mooring and – …

Porcignano: Wintergarten

Porcignano

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Porcignano

Region: IT – Italy, Tuscany, Radda in Chianti

Accommodation: House

Porcignano, near the Tuscan village of Radda in Itatly’s Chianti region, was once the private summer house of Leo Lionni (1910 – 1999) and his wife Nora. An artist with many talents – he was a photographer, painter, graphic designer and sculptor – Lionni is famous among parents for his children’s books, including the classic Frederick about a young mouse. Lionni’s estate in Porcignano not only served as his studio, it was also a meeting point for him and his many international friends, including artists, architects and intellectuals.

GADEN Apartment-Hotel

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GADEN Apartment-Hotel

Region: DE – Germany, Bavaria, Chiemgau, Waging am See

Accommodation: Hotel, Apartment

A former cowshed in the Bavarian village of Gaden by the Waginger lake has been reinvented as an apartment hotel. Rural traditions are combined with modern architecture: weathered wooden shingles meet cubic balcony porches, while old roof beams meet fair-faced concrete and steel. …

Ferranesi

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Ferranesi

Region: IT – Italy, Tuscany, Asciano

Accommodation: House, Apartment

A cypress-lined road leads to the Ferranesi estate, which is located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, Crete Senesi, southeast of Siena. The 19th century farm was abandoned and in ruin for decades until it was rebuilt in 2002-2003. …

Half House – Andermatt Chalet

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Andermatt Chalet

Region: CH – Switzerland, Uri, Andermatt

Accommodation: House

The Andermatt Chalet in the historic center of the Swiss mountain village goes by the name of “Half House”. Its other half was destroyed decades ago by a fire and then replaced by a parking lot. …

Strandwood House

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Strandwood House

Region: DE – Germany, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Baltic island of Rügen, Gager

Accommodation: House

The Strandwood House at the marina of the fishing village Gager was inspired by the traditional boat houses on the Baltic coast used for the storage and maintenance of ships. With its simple structure and the larch façade turned grey by weather and wind this newly built wooden house fits in perfectly with the backdrop of the harbour. …

Kuća Kamena

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Kuća Kamena

Region: HR – Croatia, Dalmatia, Novigrad

Accommodation: House

The historic fishing village of Novigrad is situated in a fjord-like bay in the Croatian region of Dalmatia. Located in the center of the picturesque old town, Kuća Kamena is a traditional Dalmatian stone house with a turbulent past: It traces its origins to the 16th century, …

Salvinia Lodge

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Salvinia Lodge

Region: PL – Poland, Zulawy (Werder), Stegna

Accommodation: House

The Polish region Zulawy is a landscape with endless tree lined avenues, sleepy little villages and the beautiful beaches of the Amber Coast. The area is also home to the traditional and historically significant houses with beautiful front gables. …

Warths!Ap, Austria
In the midst of the ski resort

Pure skiing pleasure in the Arlberg ski region: in one day to Lech, Zürs, St. Anton and back to Warth!

aufberg 1110 and 1113
Zell am See – Kaprun

Peace, quiet and brilliantly designed houses – natural & reduced architecture and a view of  the Hohe Tauern mountains.

Discover: The Netherlands

Whether you are on a Dutch island in the North Sea, in the middle of the flat countryside or in a small Frisian town: In the Netherlands you are very close to the water. The North Sea, the rivers and the numerous canals, both in the countryside and in larger cities, characterise the country. Also many of our accommodation options are located directly beside the water. You can choose between historic barns, old brick buildings or modern wooden architecture.

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