Giovi’s Tower

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Region/Town: IT - Italy, Tuscany, Giovi

Accommodation: House

In the small hamlet of Giovi – just a few kilometres from the Tuscan cultural centre of Arezzo – this tower house is perched on a spectacular panoramic spot overlooking the Arno river. Built during the Lombard era, …

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Haus am Sonnensee

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Region/Town: Rhineland-Palatinate, Speyer

Accommodation: House

In the resort region of Binsfeld bei Speyer in western Germany, a nondescript 1960s building has been converted into an impressive modern holiday home. By glazing the entire back of the building and removing several internal walls, …

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HomeStory: BUCHARCHITEKTUR – the art of building a book

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By Britta Krämer, June 2018
 
Kathrin Schmuck is an architect and the owner of BUCHARCHITEKTUR. Since 2014 she has been designing award-winning books that cover every imaginable aspect of architecture: monumental monographs such as that for the architectural practice Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei, …

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Casa Martinelli

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Region/Town: CH - Switzerland, Ticino, Maggia

Accommodation: Hotel

At Hotel Casa Martinelli in Maggiatal, Switzerland, traditional and contemporary architecture combine to form a harmonious ensemble. Star architect Luigi Snozzi has complemented a 350-year-old Ticino house with a cubic, concrete structure. This modern, clean-lined extension creates a counterpoint to the historic building and places it centre stage. …

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Villa Robur

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Region/Town: HR - Croatia, Istria, Bolara

Accommodation: House

Villa Robur nestles into a sunny slope in an idyllic secluded spot with sweeping views over the wooded hills of Istria. This holiday home consists of a century old stone house, which has been renovated and extended by a long, …

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Latest opportunities: Summer 2018

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We get many requests these days from people who want to know which houses are still bookable for this summer. Most houses are fully booked for the season, but there are still some opportunities. …

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Bleibe in der Alten Kirche Bernkastel-Wehlen

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Bernkastel-Wehlen on the Moselle river

Accommodation: House

The conversion of old buildings into holiday homes and conference venues is a matter Anke Nuxoll-Oster is very familiar with. Yet her latest project in Bernkastel-Wehlen on the Moselle river – the first transformation of a church into a holiday home in Germany – …

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FRIZ B&B and Lounge

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Region/Town: 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. …

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Loblocher Hof

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Gimmeldingen/Neustadt an der Weinstraße

Accommodation: B&B, Apartment

Loblocher Hof is a winery built in 1841 in the picturesque wine village of Gimmeldingen on the edge of the Palatinate Forest. But wine has not been produced within these walls for a long time: for over 50 years, …

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Logis 19/5

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Region/Town: 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. …

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Brennküch

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Region/Town: 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, …

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Cantzheim

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Kanzem on the Saar

Accommodation: Hotel, Apartment

Swiss Architect Max Dudler designed the renovation and extension of the Gutshaus Cantzheim manor, situated between a side stream of the Saar River and a vineyard. The ensemble of buildings has been transformed into a guest house, …

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Am früheren Seilerhansenhof

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Furtwangen

Accommodation: House

The holiday home “Am Seilerhansenhof” is situated in an idyllic location amidst the gently rolling hills of the Black Forest. Meadows, pastures and forests surround the property, which also features a small stream running through it. …

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Schwarzwaldstrand

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Bad Herrenalb

Accommodation: House, Apartment

House Schwarzwaldstrand, on the outskirts of Bad Herrenalb, reflects the love of the owner – a trained timber boat builder – of wood and water. The massive wooden building, constructed according to ecological criteria, is located on an almost triangular plot, …

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Alte Brennerei

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Lake Constance district, Deggenhausertal

Accommodation: House

In the hinterland of Lake Constance, an old farm has been transformed into a destination for lovers of simple yet beautiful design. Katrin Ilg and her husband Alexander, an architect and carpenter, have created two individual holiday homes out of a farmstead belonging to her parents. …

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Basalt Loft

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Kottenheim

Accommodation: House

A former miner’s pit-house in the village of Kottenheim in western Germany’s Vordereifel has been renovated and transformed into a holiday home. It now boasts a beautifully restored basalt façade and a brand new slate roof. …

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Langenbachhof

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Schonach im Schwarzwald

Accommodation: House

Langenbachhof is an old farmhouse with a mighty roof, nestled into a wooded hillside in the central Black Forest. Both outside and inside this typical Black Forest house from 1813 has been restored to its original beauty. …

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Tabakscheune

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Bretten, Neibsheim

Accommodation: House

The tobacco barn on the edge of Neibsheim – a village near Karlsruhe – is visible from afar. Once tobacco leaves, threaded on long strings, were dried behind the wooden lamella facade. The building with imposing dimensions (40 meters long, …

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Vulkaneifelhaus

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Schutz

Accommodation: House

The Vulkaneifel house sits on a sunny southern slope with panoramic views of the valley “Kleine Kyll”. The wooden house uses the slope for a spiral arrangement of the rooms. Seven levels are grouped around a central core (with fireplace): From the entrance area a few steps lead up to the living room, …

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Haus am Grenzgängerweg

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Südwestpfalz, Nothweiler

Accommodation: House

This farmhouse dating back to 1935 is located close to the French border at the edge of a small village between the Palatinate Forest and the Northern Vosges. Both the former homestead and barn have been converted into two apartments. …

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Ferienwohnung mit Schlossblick

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Mühlheim an der Donau

Accommodation: Apartment

This apartment is located in central Mülheim, on the Danube Bike Path and overlooking the castle. The modern architecture and the quality facade design make it a real eye-catcher, but its true uniqueness is revealed only when you enter: the house is a model for sustainable building and barrier-free living. …

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Ferienbox

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Lake Constance, Unteruhldingen

Accommodation: House, Apartment

The large letters on the facade reveal that the black box, set on a hillside on the northern shore of Lake Constance, is a holiday home. From the entrance side the house makes a rather closed impression, …

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Gästehaus Zweite Heimat

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Südliche Weinstraße, Rhodt unter Rietburg

Accommodation: Apartment

Historic winery houses lined up to a length of almost 800 meters characterise the beautiful Theresienstrasse in the southern Palatinate town Rhodt. Amongst them is an old mansion from 1897 that now serves – restored to its former glory – as a guest house. …

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Julius in der Pfalz

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Southern Palatinate, Hainfeld

Accommodation: Hotel, Apartment

A stately, spacious winery property has been filled with new life and transformed into a complex with apartments, a wine shop, cooking workshop, sauna and two gardens. The more than 300-year-old ensemble comprises a large winemaker´s house, …

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SOON appartements

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hunsrück, Simmern

Accommodation: Apartment

The narrow town house from the 50s originally housed a shop for electronic appliances as well as a music store and later a pharmacy. Now the building has been spruced up and houses five furnished apartments/studios and a seminar room. …

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Winzerhäuschen (Wine houses)

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Longuich

Accommodation: Hotel, B&B

The vineyards on the Mosel are set on steep slopes. In this unique cultural landscape the renowned South Tyrolean architect and designer Matteo Thun planned the extension of a winery with a holiday home. Instead of one house many small homes were built. …

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Barthélemy Manor House

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Gleisweiler

Accommodation: B&B, Hotel, Apartment

A piece of France in the Palatinate: This listed manor house Barthélemy has an eventful past. It was built as a private residence in 1619, burned down in 1689, and was rebuilt in the 18th Century. …

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House Bruno Maurer

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Uttenweiler

Accommodation: House

In the Swabian village Uttenweiler you can spend a relaxing holiday with family or friends in a renovated rural house. The rooms have plenty of space for common activities such as cooking sessions in the well equipped kitchen or cosy gatherings in front of the fireplace. …

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Herzkammer (chamber of the heart)

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Egisholz, close to Lörrach

Accommodation: Apartment

Art and lifestyle come together in “Herzkammer”. The apartment is strongly influenced by its owner Konrad Winzer – a sculptor and award-winning restaurateur. So you will find larger-than-life sculptures around the house, and the way to the first floor apartment leads you through the artist’s studio. …

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Ludwigsstift

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Region/Town: DE - Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Burrweiler/Südpfalz

Accommodation: Apartment

The Ludwigsstift is surrounded by vineyards in the village Burrweiler. In its conversion, five apartments were created in the former church property. The transformation was carried out with attention to detail and careful preservation of its historic elements. …

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