schlicht & ergreifend: das Birki

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Sachsen-Anhalt, Thale

Accommodation: House

Simply beautiful. There is no better way to describe Birki, an historic brick-built house in Thale, a small town on the northeastern rim of Germany’s Harz mountains. Situated by a babbling pebble creek on an elevated hill slope near the edge of the town, …

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Le Tamerici

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Region/Town: IT - Italy, Sicily, Punta Secca

Accommodation: Hotel

Right on the beach! Le Tamerici forms part of an historic building complex just 200 meters from the central piazza of Punta Secca, a fishing village on the southeast coast of Sicily. A house with soul and charm: rooms with high ceilings, …

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Guesthouse Browiede

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Niedersachsen, Blender Intschede

Accommodation: House

Meadows, pastures and open skies – the Browiede guesthouse is located in the midst of a serene North German landscape on the outskirts of Inschede, a village on the Weser river. Half set on the river embankment, …

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Villa Ashyana

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Region/Town: IT - Italy, Puglia, near San Vito dei Normanni

Accommodation: House

Villa Ashyana, located in the southern Italian region of Puglia, is surrounded by olive trees that stretch out in long rows toward the horizon. With its elongated floor plan, the villa’s cubic structure fits precisely between two of these rows. …

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HomeStory: Bold evolution amidst glowing peaks

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By Britta Krämer, March 2018
The courage to face new things and constant change seems to be in the Rainers’ blood. Since Agnes und Willi Rainer opened a little bed and breakfast in 1964, the desire for spirited, …

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Villa Coderch

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Catalania, Barcelona

Accommodation: House

The Spanish architect José Antonio Coderch greatly influenced Catalan architecture in the second half of the 20th century. His last private villa, the Villa Coderch in Barcelona, was built in 1971 and is situated in a green oasis within the Zona Alta. …

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Villa Son Font

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Mallorca, Son Font

Accommodation: House

Villa Son Font is situated in the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains in southwest Majorca with stunning views across the sea towards Ibiza. Built in the 1980s, its Danish owners have given the house a modern facelift, …

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Camino de Playa

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Donón, Galicia

Accommodation: House

The Camino de Playa is located on the edge of the Galician nature reserve of Costa da Vela, near a kilometer-long sandy beach. The current owners discovered this rundown building, which was originally a winemaking bodega, …

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Can Bou

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Mallorca, Sóller

Accommodation: House

This holiday home is located on the outskirts of Sóller, three kilometers from the northwest coast of Majorca. The house offers beautiful views of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. The building has been renovated to a modern standard, …

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Solo Office

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Teruel Province, Cretas, Aragon

Accommodation: House

SOLO Office KGDVS is the second project within the architectural park, SOLO HOUSES, planned by Christian Bourdais. In a 100-hectare forest in the Spanish region of Matarraña, a selection of experimental houses are being built, specially designed by young international architectural studios. …

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Finca Extremadura

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Cáceres, Guijo de Santa Bárbara

Accommodation: House

This holiday home is set in an isolated and secluded spot in the hills of the Cáceres region of western Spain. The old barn which stood here was once intended to be converted into a family home, …

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Vejer_b5

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Andalucia, Cadiz, Vejer de la Frontera

Accommodation: House

Situated on a plateau near the Costa de la Luz, Vejer de la Frontera is one of Andalusia’s white villages, characterised by narrow streets, whitewashed houses with red tiled roofs and medieval city wall. Amidst its maze of lanes, …

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Casa Penya Rotja

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Mallorca, Son Servera

Accommodation: House

Far removed from the mass tourism crowds, the Casa Penya Rotja enjoys a rural location in the agricultural east of Majorca. This property, which comprises two houses, is surrounded by a large garden with almond, orange and olive trees and agaves. …

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Villa CP

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Catalunya, Girona

Accommodation: House

Surrounded by cork oak forests, the Villa CP rests on a hill between the Catalan city of Girona and the Costa Brava. Original stone walls, modern architecture and sustainability meet in perfect harmony, set against breathtaking natural surroundings. …

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yök Casa + Cultura

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

Accommodation: Apartment

yök Casa + Cultura is an environmentally friendly tourism project in Barcelona which offers travelers a home away from home. Three apartments on the third floor of a residential building dating from the 19th century have been renovated according to ecologically sustainable design principles. …

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LLEÓ57

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Majorca, Pollença

Accommodation: House

LLEÓ57 is a listed former mansion two minutes from the marketplace of the small town of Pollenca in the north of Majorca. The house from 1850 has been transformed into a year-round usable holiday home – …

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Contemporary Ocean Retreat

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Galicia, Nigrán

Accommodation: House

Contemporary Ocean Retreat is an architect designed linear wooden structure close to the beach resort of Baiona in Galicia, northwestern Spain. Situated on a hillside plot in a secluded, lush garden overlooking the Cies Islands the property offers spectacular views. …

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Casa Port

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Balearic Islands, Majorca, Port de Sóller

Accommodation: House

CASA PORT is an old fisherman’s house in the harbor district of the Majorcan resort of Port Sóller. The lovingly restored cottage for four people is located in a small, quiet alley near the beach promenade. …

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Dezanove House

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Galicia, A Pobra do Caramiñal, Aldea Ribeirina

Accommodation: House

Dezanove is an energy-efficient eco-house in a small fishing village in northwestern Spain. I. It features recycled wood from the local fishing industry – wood that originally formed part of the floating platforms (bateas) used for mussel farming and thus was exposed to sea, …

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Solo Houses Casa Pezo

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Teruel Province, Cretas, Catalonia

Accommodation: House

In the Matarraña region, two hours south of Barcelona, French developer Christian Bourdais has initiated the Solo Houses project. On the grounds of an extensive nature reserve, international architects have been given the chance to design experimental holiday homes with no constraints bar the budget. …

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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 three-part complex with pitched roof, …

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Hacienda Cuatro Ventanas

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz

Accommodation: Apartment

The north coast of Tenerife is characterised by lush green vegetation and by buildings in traditional Canarian style. One of them is the Hacienda de las Cuatro Ventanas: a 17th century mansion surrounded by a tropical garden. …

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Els Comellars (Villa Santanyi)

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Majorca, Santanyi

Accommodation: House

Mediterranean minimalism: A 106 meter long stone path leads to Villa Santanyi which is located in an almond grove with sea and mountain views in the south of Majorca. The strict geometric construction clearly sets itself apart from the landscape but nevertheless almost merges with the environment due to its earth-toned plaster. …

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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 roof offers a cool retreat from the intense sun. The building has two levels connected by an external staircase: the panoramic floor and the ground floor whose outer walls are overlaid with natural stone. …

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Can Lis

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Mallorca, Portopetro

Accommodation: House

Can’t imagine a holiday without a sea view? Since the summer of 2012, architects have been able to spend their holidays tracing the footsteps of Danish architect Jørn Utzon. Where? In the architect’s former residence on the southern coast of Majorca. …

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Finca Paraiso

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Gran Canaria, Barranco de Soria, Cercados de Espinos

Accommodation: House

The Finca Paraiso is located in a green oasis on a sunny hillside in the south of Gran Canaria. A small cottage in Canarian style was enlarged by a contemporary, minimalist extension. Inside, the Finca now has a modern appearance with a kitchen block of high grade fair-faced concrete, …

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Alemanys 5

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Costa Brava, Girona/Barcelona

Accommodation: Apartment

The city of Girona, some 80 km from Barcelona, has a medieval quarter and is considered to be Catalonia’s secret gem. Alemanys 5 stands in the city’s historic district in a 16th century building. This is a real jewel in itself, …

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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 to unwind and relax. …

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Refugio Son Pons

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Region/Town: ES - Spain, Mallorca, Campanet-Ullaró

Accommodation: Hotel

You will find this 13th century manor house in the midst of an orange grove. The careful renovations have stylishly and respectfully blended materials and styles of different eras. The high-quality furnished bedrooms are arranged around the patio with its medieval fountain. …

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