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Das Dellacher

Haus Dellacher is considered one of the most important architectural monuments in Austria. The building is an early work of the Austrian-American architect Raimund Abraham, who achieved international renown, particularly through the construction of the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York. Raimund Abraham designed the house in the Burgenland in the 1960s for his friend, the photographer Max Dellacher. It was vacant for over 20 years until architect Johannes Handler saved it from decay in 2015 and restored it true to the original. It is open to the public not only for architectural tours, but can now also be booked for overnight stays.

Region/Town: AT – Austria, Burgenland, Oberwart

Scenery: On a slope between forest edge and meadows

Accommodation: House

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Zum Egle 1336

Concrete and the Middle Ages! Zum Egle 1336 is a B&B with two rooms in the historic old town of Constance. Opening up instead of covering up was the maxim of the building’s renovation. Traces of the past were meticulously uncovered and put on display. For example, the raw walls of the two guest rooms show remains of old floral wallpaper and medieval murals with images of saints and banners.

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Constance at the Lake Constance

Scenery: In the historic centre, just 300 m from Lake Constance

Accommodation: B&B

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Das Schnitterhaus

In Groß Sperrenwalde in the Uckermark region, timber construction professor Tim Göckel and garden architect Marc-Rajan Köppler have created an extraordinary three-hectare garden world on the site of a former nursery: with meadows and woodland, orchards and an apple tree avenue, lush perennial plantings and hedges cut in cloud shape. The former day labourers’ house from the 1920s, situated next to the landscape park, has been rebuilt and converted into a holiday home for six people.

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Brandenburg, Nordwestuckermark, Groß Sperrenwalde

Scenery: Surrounded by a 3 hectare landscape garden

Accommodation: House

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Bo Pavillon

The Bo Pavilion, located in the heart of the Saarland, a German federal state, is the joint project of three friends. Designer Heike Schneider, architect Michel Leinenbach and visual artist Martin Steinert have combined their skills and expertise to create a building that blends architecture and art. The pavilion’s polygonal ground plan is as versatile as its possible uses: it serves as a holiday home for a relaxed retreat, as a location for inspiring workshops and as a place for focused work.

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Saarland, Merchweiler

Scenery: Surrounded by a lush garden, on the edge of a forest

Accommodation: House

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Casa Vilasión

Casa Vilasión, located in a small village in the centre of Galicia, reflects the peaceful tranquillity and rural atmosphere of the region. Built from the ruins of an old farmhouse, the holiday home is a retreat that skilfully combines old and new, rustic ambience, and modern design. 

Region/Town: ES – Spain, Galicia, Ulloa, Vilasión

Scenery: In a small village surrounded by a breathtaking landscape

Accommodation: House

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Villa Benkemoun

Holidays in the 70s: Villa Benkemoun, on the outskirts of the southern French city of Arles, is an architectural icon from the 1970s. It was once the home of the parents of writer and journalist Brigitte Benkemoun. Together with her husband Thierry Demaizière, she renovated the building and now makes it available as a holiday home and for cultural events. 

Region/Town: FR – France, Provence, Arles

Scenery: On a wide private property 5 km from Arles

Accommodation: House

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Sieseby-Loft

Sieseby Loft is nestled in the property of a former farmhouse on the outskirts of the village of Sieseby on the Schlei inlet of Germany’s Baltic Sea coast. The loft is integrated into an old barn, but stands out with its façade of black larch wood planks. Large windows – up to eight metres high on the garden side – bring plenty of light into the rooms and offer views of the park-like garden property. Floorboards and wooden ceilings, exciting lines of sight, works of art, and a calming colour scheme define the ambience.

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Sieseby

Scenery: Amidst the scenic Schlei landscape, directly on the outskirts of Sieseby

Accommodation: House

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Petersbergapartments

Waldkirchen in the Upper Palatinate region of Bavaria is not only a pilgrimage site, but also a destination for art and architecture lovers now that its former parish has been rebuilt in style. The ensemble of a church and parish buildings is situated on a steep hill, offering fantastic views over the wide landscape.

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Bavaria, Waldkirchen in the Upper Palatinate

Scenery: On a hill of the Upper Palatinate Jura surrounded by beautiful landscape

Accommodation: Apartment

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Loft by LIEU

Are you dreaming of a holiday that brings the whole family – or all your closest friends – together? In the south of France perhaps? An accommodation with traditional charm and casual flair? In the countryside, but close to the sea and the mountains. Voilà: Loft by LIEU.

Region/Town: FR – France, Occitania, Villedaigne

Scenery: On the outer edge of a small french village

Accommodation: House

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Casa Hortinha

Casa Hortinha, in the heart of the Portuguese town of Portimão, embodies the style of the 1960s both inside and out. This town house, a modern heritage-listed monument, has been restored and modernised by the Dutch-Portuguese architecture studio arte.

Region/Town: PT – Portugal, Algarve, Portimão

Scenery: In the old city-centre

Accommodation: House

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