At an altitude of 1,113 metres above sea level, in the midst of the Hohe Tauern mountains this house rises above the everyday. The air is rich with the scent of pine forests. And in its peaceful, unspoilt natural surroundings, this house is simple and yet luxurious. Munich architect Andreas Mack has used natural materials and warm colours to create an idyllic nest – “a home for sun worshippers”. Like a birdhouse, the back and sidewalls of the house are completely closed and ensure a sense of security. To the south, the cubature opens out completely – with spectacular views of the Salzach Valley and the Kitzsteinhorn.
The house offers two apartments with a surprising amount of room across a compact total floor-space. The two apartments have open and light-flooded rooms with fireplaces providing natural warmth. The perfectly equipped kitchens will delight every hobby chef. In the 73 sqm “swallow’s nest” on the upper floor the complete south side is glazed, so that the most beautiful views are offered everywhere – even from the free-standing bathtub in the sleeping area you can enjoy the mountain panorama. The 47 sqm “sparrow’s nest” on the ground floor has its own patio with a view of the Kitzsteinhorn. Both apartments offer access to the wellness area with a sauna in the basement.
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What to do
A hiking tour to the "Schmittenhöhe" starts just outside the door. Aufberg 1113 is situated between the ski-resorts Zell am See, Kitzsteinhorn and Saalbach Hinterglemm. In summer, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road provides for wonderful sightseeing trips.
Why we like this house
The clear, aesthetic design of the apartments makes it easy to find peace and relaxation here. And the magnificent mountain panorama also contributes to this.
This house is great for
For everybody seeking peace and seclusion in the mountains.
Getting there without a car: Zell am See train station - continue by taxi
|Region/Town||AT – Austria, Salzburg (state), Hohe Tauern, Piesendorf|
|Scenery||Hillside in the Kitzbühel Alps, overlooking the Hohe Tauern|
|Number of guests||2 apartments (2-4 and 2-3 people)|
|Design||meck architekten, Prof. Andreas Meck, Munch|
|Published||ntv: Ratgeber Bauen & Wohnen 9/2018 (German TV), schoener-wohnen.de 6/2017, schoener-wohnen.de: "Urlaub mit Stil: Hotels und Ferienhäuser in den Bergen" 8/2016|
|Awards||Nomination 'The Best House' 2009, 2nd Rosenheim Timber Construction Award 2008|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Hiking, Loft, Mountains, Pet-friendly, Sauna, Skiing, No car needed|
|Same Partners||Baumhaussuite, AUFBERG 1110, Heustodlsuite am Taxhof|
|Same Architects||AUFBERG 1110, Heustodlsuite am Taxhof|
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