HomeStory: Casa Modesta – Ode to Joaquim

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by Britta Kraemer Portugal has seven wonders. The Ria Formosa Nature Park on the Algarve is one of them and is as beautifully formed as the name suggests. It is an impressive landscape, which is …

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Villa Vergelle

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Region/Town: IT - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino

Accommodation: House

Set in the Tuscan Orcia Valley, Villa Vergelle resembles a traditional agricultural building from the outside. Behind its old walls, however, the villa embraces a modern industrial style: concrete flooring, visible steel beams, large windows …

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This is our new book: SELECTION 2017

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HOLIDAYARCHITECTURE Selection 2017: Our new book has a high-quality design with a hardcover and linen binding. 31 very special houses are presented in great detail. In four accompanying essays, Cornelia Haff, Jochen Paul, Ansgar Steinhausen …

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Das Wanda

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Region/Town: IT - Italy, South Tyrol, Kaltern

Accommodation: B&B

In the wine village Caldaro, Verena Huf transformed a 70s pension into a stylish B & B. The South Tyrolean comes from a family of hoteliers: her family runs the Hotel Panorama in Caldaro in …

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Hüs üf der Flüe

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Region/Town: CH - Switzerland, Valais, Ernen

Accommodation: Apartment, House

Situated just below the church of St. Georg in the historic center of the Valais village of Ernen you find one of the oldest and best preserved pagan houses (Heidenhäuser) in the Goms region. The …

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Little Cottage

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Region/Town: UK - United Kingdom, England, Cornwall, Praa Sands

Accommodation: House

The name is admittedly somewhat misleading; Little Cottage on the coast of Cornwall isn’t small, nor does it resemble a cottage. Its name derives from the house that once stood in its place. London architect …

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House B

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Region/Town: FR - France, Provence, Mollans-sur-Ouvèze

Accommodation: House

House B in the northern Provence doesn’t scream for attention, but blends in harmoniously with its surroundings. Not only was it built with traditional local materials, one half of it is also half-hidden within the …

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Mas des Rouges Gorges

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Region/Town: FR - France, Provence, Eygalières

Accommodation: House

Mas des Rouges-Gorges is a modern country house on the edge of Eygalières, a medieval village at the heart of the Alpilles Natural Regional Park. The Villa draw its inspiration from the traditional limestone architecture …

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Birkedal

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Region/Town: DK - Denmark, Moen (Møn), Råbylille Strand

Accommodation: House

The architecture of house Birkedal is as poetic as its name. Inspired by children’s fantasy worlds, the cottage on the Danish island of Møn consists exclusively of circular spaces. The arrangement of the cylinders on …

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WIECKin House

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Wieck auf dem Darss

Accommodation: House

House WIECKin in the small fishing village of Wieck on the Peninsula Fischland-Darß is located on a long, narrow lot. It has been sensitively adapted to the particular plot layout and surroundings. The house has …

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Baix de S`Era

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Majorca, Alaró

Accommodation: House

BAIX DE S’ERA is a stylish place for a holiday in Mallorca away from mass tourism. The owners actually wanted to build a bungalow, but due to the building regulations this was not possible. The …

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Strandwood House

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Region/Town: 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 …

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Villa Gran Atlantico

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, La Palma, Puntagorda

Accommodation: House

Villa Gran Atlantico looks like a butterfly that has landed on the steep slope near the west coast of La Palma. Its overhanging butterfly roof offers a cool retreat from the intense sun. The building …

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la melagrana

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Region/Town: IT - Italy, Sicily, Noto

Accommodation: House

From a distance, it seems like a wooden box is floating on a hill overlooking the archaic Sicilian countryside. La melagrana is pitched on concrete beams and offers a view of the sea shimmering in …

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Dünenhaus (Dune House)

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Amrum, Wittdün

Accommodation: House

The beaches of the North Frisian island Amrum are among the widest in Europe. The „Dünenhaus“ (dune house) is located near one of these beaches on the south of the island. The architecture of the …

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Zumthor Vacation Homes

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Region/Town: CH - Switzerland, Leis ob Vals

Accommodation: House

Leis is a hamlet of several old wooden chalets, a white chapel and a small restaurant, located in the mountains above Vals in Graubünden. Here, at 1,500 meters, the internationally renowned architect and Pritzker Prize …

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SPOOR.62

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Region/Town: BE - Belgium, Moere

Accommodation: B&B

Bed & Breakfast in an old train station: Once the legendary Pullman trains steamed along the Belgium village of Moere on their route between Ostend and Paris. Today no train runs here anymore, now the …

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The Woodhouse

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Region/Town: UK - United Kingdom, Scotland, Isle of Skye, Duirnish, Lower Milovaig

Accommodation: House

Spectacular views included! The trip to Skye Woodhouse may take some time, but you’ll be rewarded at the destination. Built on a remote headland of the Scottish Isle of Skye, the holiday house is modeled …

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die strandhäuser

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Rügen, Sellin

Accommodation: House

As fresh and clear as the air on the Baltic island of Rügen is the architecture of the beach houses Sellin. The nine cubic, white buildings sit on a high bank just a few paces …

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casa al mar

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Mallorca, Port Sóller

Accommodation: House

In an idyllic location on the charming bay of Port Sóller, with breathtaking views over its picturesque harbour and just a stone’s throw away from the sea, the CASA AL MAR is the perfect place …

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Strandhaus Böhl (Beach House Boehl)

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, St. Peter-Ording

Accommodation: House

St. Peter-Ording is known for its wide and long sandy beaches. How nice would it be if a house were located on the beach, directly behind the first dune. Just like the Boehl beach house …

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Villa Vals

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Region/Town: CH - Switzerland, Vals

Accommodation: House

Villa Vals is designed by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Müller, respectively of the architectural offices SeARCH and CMA. Their design plan was to completely integrate the villa into the landscape to avoid disturbing the unspoiled …

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aavego

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Region/Town: DK - Denmark, Agger

Accommodation: House

Situated by the North Sea, near fjords, lakes and dunes, this holiday home interacts with its natural environment and integrates qualities of simple living. In keeping with Nordic design traditions are its closeness to nature, …

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Borgo Tranquillo

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Region/Town: IT - Italy, Marche, Arcevia

Accommodation: Apartment, House, Resort

Le Marche in central Italy is not as well known as nearby Tuscany, but is a hot tip for travelers in Italy. In this region, the British designer Frank Andrew turned a group of dilapidated …

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Black&Bright

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Region/Town: DK - Denmark, Moen (Møn)

Accommodation: House

By Råbylille beach on the island of Møn, and some 350 m from the water’s edge, stands the bright, spacious and attractively modern Black+Bright house. Pure forms, classic designs and warm timber create a relaxed …

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