Turmhaus Tirol

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Turmhaus Tirol

Region: AT – Austria, Tyrol, The Ziller Valley, Zell am Ziller

Accommodation: House

Situated in the Tyrolean Alps, Turmhaus Tirol is built into the gradient of a steep mountain slope and reaches up six floors into the sky. The lower three floors are dug into the slope itself and form the concrete foundation for the wooden structure. Flamed larch boards of different widths, some of which overlap, give structure and character to the façade. The windows, arranged according to functions of each room, also liven up the reduced design of the building, with its wide cantilevered saddle roof. 

Het Raadhuys

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HoteBB Het Raadhuys

Region: NL – Netherlands, Limburg, Kessel

Accommodation: B&B

A night spent at the Het Raadhuys B&B in the castle village of Kessel in the Netherlands’ Limburg province offers you delightful views of the Meuse and the historic village square. By transforming the old town hall into a B&B, Marij and Theo Peeters fulfilled their long-held dream of establishing their own guesthouse.

Türalihus

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Türalihus

Region: CH – Switzerland, Grisons, Valendas

Accommodation: House, Apartment

The Türalihus is part of a historic ensemble of buildings in the centre of Valendas, Switzerland. This small mountain village on the banks of the Rhine in the Safien Valley is known for its stately town houses. First built in 1485, the Türalihus has been extended multiple times over the centuries – with annexes, additional levels, and the stairwell from which the house derives its name. The house stood empty from 1941 until 2007, when the Swiss “Vacations in a Listed Building” Foundation acquired it from the son of the well-known Swiss architect Rudolf Olgiati and transformed it into the holiday home it is today.

Casa Xyza

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Casa Xyza

Region: PT – Portugal, Algarve, Ferragudo

Accommodation: House

The sea in sight, a pool beneath the palm trees, and several terraces surrounding the house and even on top of the roof: Casa XYZA offers some spectacular conditions for relaxing on the sunny Algarve coast. This 1980s villa in the fishing village of Ferragudo has been given a complete makeover. Behind its white façade, there are bright, modern rooms that radiate calm and elegance.

kleines Vulkaneifelhaus

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kleines Vulkaneifelhaus

Region: DE – Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Schutz

Accommodation: House

Kleines Vulkaneifelhaus is a retreat for two in the midst of the unspoilt Eifel landscape in northwestern Rhineland-Palatinate. Situated on a steep slope, this timber house, clad in black charcoal planks, sits atop a plinth of fair-faced concrete. The house appears closed off from the entrance side, and even rather small – an effect created by its few window openings and the low roof on this side.

Weingartenhaus Sausal

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Weingartenhaus Sausal

Region: AT – Austria, South Styria, Gleinstätten

Accommodation: House

The holiday home for two, situated amidst steep wine terraces, celebrates the landscape of the South Styrian wine region of southern Austria. Built as a modern interpretation of the traditional Weinstöckel, the house lets nature take centre stage.

FRIZ B&B and Lounge

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FRIZ B&B and Lounge

Region: DE – Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Gundelfingen, Freiburg

Accommodation: B&B, Apartment

An urban loft ambience in an historic barn! In a little village near Freiburg in Germany’s Breisgau region, this heritage listed barn dating to 1824 is now welcoming holiday guests – the farm animals having long since moved out. …

Brennküch

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Brennküch

Region: DE – Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Gengenbach

Accommodation: House

With a wide view of the Vosges mountain range, this holiday house is situated on a slope in the middle of the Black Forest. The old building, in which the family who own and operate the property used to distill spirits, …

Villa Capri

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Villa Capri

Region: IT – Italy, Lazio, Itri

Accommodation: House

Villa Capri is situated in an olive grove on the outskirts of Itri, a small town between Rome and Naples. The house was built around an abandoned steel concrete skeleton. The architects Cherubino Gambardella and Simona Ottieri, …

NewHaus

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NewHaus

Region: DE – Germany, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Peninsula of Fischland-Darss-Zingst, Dierhagen-Neuhaus

Accommodation: House

The NewHaus holiday homes are situated on the edge of a pine forest just behind the dunes of the Baltic Sea resort of Dierhagen-Neuhaus. With their dark wooden façades, these long buildings, built offset from one another, …

Loutra summer house

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Loutra summer house

Region: GR – Greece, Cyclades, Tinos

Accommodation: House

House Loutra on the Cycladic island of Tinos: a perfect union between tradition and minimalism. The minimalist decor highlights the historical details of this century-old stone house: a four-meter high ceiling with exposed wooden beams, a typical round arch (“volto”) in the living and dining area, …

La Darbia

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La Darbia

Region: IT – Italy, Piedmont, Novara, Orta San Giulio

Accommodation: Apartment

Lake Orta is considered the most romantic of northern Italy’s sub-Alpine lakes. On its eastern shore – just above the town of Orta – la Darbia is set into an idyllic hillside. Originally an ancient rural settlement, …

La Bandita Countryhouse

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La Bandita Countryhouse

Region: IT – Italy, Tuscany, near Pienza

Accommodation: Hotel, House, B&B

Your dream vacation with family and friends on a Tuscan country estate will become a reality at La Bandita. In the hills to the south-east of Siena, the former music executive John Voigtmann has revitalised an old farmhouse. …

Riva Lofts Florence

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Riva Lofts Florence

Region: IT – Italy, Tuscany, Florence

Accommodation: Hotel

The Riva Lofts are located in a 19th century building complex on the Arno riverbank, just two kilometers from the center of Florence. These buildings once housed a small factory, artisans’ workshops and the architectural studio of Claudio Nardi. …

Alemanys 5

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Alemanys 5

Region: 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, …

Strandhaus Böhl (Beach House Boehl)

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Beach house Böhl

Region: 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 then! …

Parkhotel Holzner
Italien, South Tyrol

A house with history and vison. For young & old, Sportsmen, wellness-fans, gourmets and lovers of nature.

Anima Monti / Italy
Apartment with sauna in the garden

Enjoy authentic hospitality and experience the vibrant alpine blossom in the Carnic Alps.

Aufberg 1110 und 1113
Zell am See – Kaprun

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

Cascine Crema
Holiday homes in Piedmont

Amidst vineyards & forests: a traditional homestead in beautiful surroundings. 

Discover: Switzerland

Majestic peaks, green Alpine meadows, and glittering lakes: with its mountain landscape, Switzerland impresses everyone who loves nature. Yet this little Alpine country has plenty to offer those who love architecture too. The range of architectural culture is wide, extending from historic farm houses through to contemporary structures by internationally renowned architects. The holiday homes represented on URLAUBSARCHITEKTUR too reflect the diversity of the Swiss architectural scene.

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