Landscape Villa

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Landscape Villa

Region: IT – Italy, Marche, Filottrano

Accommodation: House

The name alone says it all: in this holiday home the landscape plays the starring role. This former farmhouse, dating back to 1892, is a typical stone house on a hilltop near the town of Filottrano, Italy. Panoramic views over the gently undulating landscape of the Marches can be enjoyed from all sides. Not only the views integrate nature into the house, but also the interior design.

Gasthof zum Riesen

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Gasthof zum Riesen

Region: IT – Italy, South Tyrol, Tarsch

Accommodation: Hotel

Gasthof zum Riesen is a house full of history. Since the 14th century, this former pilgrims’ hostel has stood in the centre of Tarsch, a village in the Vintschgau region of South Tyrol. Over the course of the past centuries, the stone house has been rebuilt and extended several times. A few years ago it was extensively renovated with great attention to detail – and where necessary supplemented with modern additions.

Hotel Fisher´s Loft

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Hotel Fisher´s Loft

Region: DE – Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck

Accommodation: Hotel

What a transformation! For a long time, this historic building in the heritage-listed old town of Lübeck was a local fish storehouse and later a scrap trade warehouse. Now it provides stylish accommodation for overnight stays in the ambience of a modern British Gentlemen’s Club.

Torre Piccola

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Torre Piccola

Region: IT – Italy, Apulia, Nardò

Accommodation: House

Torre Piccola is a historic tower house with modern interiors in the old town of Nardo, Apulia. This heritage-listed tower has been converted into a holiday apartment, which expertly combines the historic substance of the building substance, an open spatial concept, and minimalist design.

Casa di Monti

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Casa di Monti

Region: IT – Italy, Apulia, Carovigno

Accommodation: House

Gnarled, old olive trees and the blue shimmering sea in the distance: with views of these natural symbols of Apulia Casa di Monti greet you as you arrive. The house is accessed via the central living area, which opens out through large panoramic windows onto the terrace and the property’s expansive olive garden.  

schlicht & ergreifend: das Birki

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das Birki

Region: DE – Germany, Saxony-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, …

Golf Lodge Schloss Auel

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Golf Lodge Schloss Auel

Region: DE – Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rheinland, Lohmar

Accommodation: Hotel

The Golf Lodge is situated in the middle of the grounds and golf course of Schloss Auel in Germany’s Bergisches Land. The new building has its own modern character, yet still integrates seamlessly into the heritage listed ensemble. …

San Pellegrino

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San Pellegrino

Region: IT – Italy, Umbria, Gualdo Tadino

Accommodation: House

The holiday house San Pellegrino, set in the Umbrian hills, combines modern architecture with memories of a family heritage. The property on the edge of a forest once belonged to the grandparents of its current owners. …

Logis 19/5

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Logis 19/5

Region: DE – Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Efringen-Kirchen

Accommodation: House, B&B

The LOGIS 19/5 guesthouse is situated in the centre of a wine-growing village in the Markgräferland of south-west Germany. The 70 square meter apartment is located in a passive house built as a modern addition to a 16th century estate. …

Moosham 13

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Moosham 13

Region: DE – Germany, Bavaria, Grafenau

Accommodation: B&B, House, Apartment

This farmstead in the Bavarian Forest has been family-owned for seven generations. Built around a four-sided courtyard, the ensemble dating back to 1840 includes a farmhouse, stable, outbuildings and a heritage listed bakery – all of which have been restored and adapted to the needs of the latest generation. …

It Buterhus

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It Buterhus

Region: NL – Netherlands, Friesland, Balk

Accommodation: Apartment

This brick house dating to 1633 is one of the oldest buildings in the Frisian town of Balk. The village was once a major center of the Dutch butter trade. Ever since the canal house was inhabited by a butter dealer, …

Mas des Rouges Gorges

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Mas des Rouges Gorges

Region: 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 of Eygalières. …

VIVERE suites and rooms

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VIVERE suites and rooms

Region: IT – Italy, Trentino, Arco

Accommodation: Hotel

Agritourism in modern form: At the Agritourism estate Vivere you won´t spend your holiday on a rustic farm, but in an elegant designer hotel.

Villa Gran Atlantico

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Villa Gran Atlantico

Region: 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. …

Ottmanngut

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Ottmanngut

Region: IT – Italy, South Tyrol, Meran

Accommodation: B&B

The South Tyrolean Ottmanngut has a long history: it was once a farm, later a tavern and then a guest house. Extensively renovated, the idyllic house is not just a Bed and Breakfast now but a Suite & …

Villa Vals

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Villa Vals

Region: CH – Switzerland, Vals

Accommodation: House

Villa Vals is situated on a mountain slope in the Swiss village of Vals – very close to the famous spa Therme 7123. The design idea of the Dutch architects was to completely integrate the villa into the landscape. …

Borgo Tranquillo

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Borgo Tranquillo

Region: IT – Italy, Marche, Arcevia

Accommodation: House, Resort, Apartment

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 houses in a luxurious vacation home. …

Kornspeicher Mauritz (Mauritz Granary)

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Kornspeicher Mauritz

Region: DE – Germany, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Rügen, Zicker

Accommodation: Apartment

Between cornfields, paddocks and the bay, to the south east of the holiday island of Rügen, lies the village of Zicker, and the Kornspeicher Mauritz. This old granary has been thoguhtfully modernised and many structural details have been preserved. …

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Zell am See – Kaprun

Tranquility & nature, modern & natural luxury, simple & reduced design!

Hainichhöfe, Germany, Thuringia
Relaxed spring days

Modern wooden houses with a mountain cabin flair and panoramic views.

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