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Larix Lodge

The Larix Lodge in the village of La Villa (Stern) in Alta Badia is modern, yet rooted in tradition. The wooden façade, loggia and gable roof relate to the characteristic features of the region’s buildings, but at the same time the building has an independent, contemporary character. Each of the three holiday flats opens up to the southwest with large window fronts and its own outdoor space facing the mountain panorama.

Region/Town: IT – Italy, South Tyrol, La Villa

Scenery: In the village surrounded by meadows

Accommodation: House, Apartment


Casa Salvati

Casa Salvati is part of an ensemble of three holiday homes built by the architects Alberto Salvati and Ambrogio Tresoldi in 1972 on a hill on the western shore of Lake Garda. An important element of Salvati and Tresoldi’s work was the use of colour. Thus, the white cube welcomes visitors with a bright yellow staircase. At the back, a cube-shaped blue balcony boldly protrudes from the façade.

Region/Town: IT – Italy, Lombardy, Toscolano-Maderno

Scenery: On a slope of "Monte Maderno" on the western shore of Lake Garda

Accommodation: House


Haus Wald

The name gives away the location: The holiday home in Neustift in the Tyrolean Stubai Valley is situated on the edge of a forest. The Stubai Glacier, Austria’s largest glacier skiing area, is only a 10-minute drive away. The house has a modern and clean design both inside and out, yet it is still connected to tradition through the use of local materials such as larch and stone pine wood.

Region/Town: AT – Austria, Tyrolean Stubai Valley, Neustift, Neugasteig

Scenery: In a quiet location on the edge of the forest, 300 m from a cross-country ski trail and a small ski lift

Accommodation: House, Apartment


Casas da Vargem

With sweeping views of the sea, Casas da Vargem sit in a sunny location on a hillside above the village centre of Ponta do Sol on Madeira’s south coast. The semi-detached house was built on two stone warehouses that had fallen into ruin. They were reconstructed and supplemented with cubic volumes of similar dimensions that cascade down the terrain, creating patios in between. 

Region/Town: PT – Portugal, Madeira, Ponta do Sol

Scenery: In a sunny location on a hillside above the village centre

Accommodation: House


Wallpaper House

The house, which was designed by Swedish architect Thomas Sandell for the Wallpaper magazine, was exhibited at the Milan Furniture Fair in 1998. It was then transported to southern Spain and re-erected on a hillside near the coastal town of Tarifa. It is situated between rocky terrain and a pine forest — with sweeping views across the Strait of Gibraltar to Africa.

Region/Town: ES – Spain, Andalusia, Tarifa, La Peña

Scenery: Between the sea and the mountains in a magnificent panoramic setting

Accommodation: House


Villa Mayr

Villa Mayr in Vahrn near Brixen, South Tyrol is a house steeped in history. The building, which is more than 400 years old, used to be the summer residence of the Hotel Elephant in Brixen and was converted into a boarding house in 1878. One of the most famous guests was the composer Gustav Mahler, who is today commemorated by a suite bearing his name. The architecture and design firm bergmeisterwolf has transferred the building into the present and created a symbiosis of old and new.

Region/Town: IT – Italy, South Tyrol, Brixen, Vahrn

Scenery: In the heart of the village

Accommodation: Hotel



Mountain world and city life, tradition and modernity—a holiday at Iselhof in Lienz in East Tyrol has many facets. You live in the midst of greenery, but it only takes a few minutes to walk to the centre of the small town. The listed ensemble consisting of a 13th century manor house, a historical Stadl (the former farmhouse) and the contemporary Villa Notsch is situated on a huge plot of land directly adjacent to the glacial river Isel. The historical Stadl was refurbished and converted into residential units. It gives now home to two holiday flats.

Region/Town: AT – Austria, East Tyrol, Lienz

Scenery: Adjacent to the glacial river Isel amidst nature yet close to the historic centre

Accommodation: Apartment


Mosel Chalets

The Moselle Chalets in Pommern, one of the oldest wine-growing villages on the Moselle, appeal not only to wine lovers but also to people with an interest in modern architecture. With their straightforward design, the three wooden houses are set apart from the traditional half-timbered architecture of the region. Since it was important to host Holger Maurer to integrate the view of the Moselle valley into the interiors, the houses are completely glazed on the side facing the valley…

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Pommern

Scenery: On the edge of one of the oldest wine villages on the Moselle with a wide view over the vineyards.

Accommodation: House


Tiny House Laresch

Pensiun Laresch has grown! The Tiny House expands the facilities of the mountain lodge that Marianne Peyer and Lukas Hug opened in 2015 in Mathon, a village in the Beverin Nature Park, Switzerland. The little house is in dialogue with both the landscape and the main building. With its wooden shingle façade, it has a different feel than the mountain lodge, which is reminiscent of a rock, while the asymmetrical roof shape connects both houses. Just as with Pensiun Laresch, a lot of emphasis was placed on sustainability when designing the Tiny House.

Region/Town: CH – Switzerland, Grisons, Mathon

Scenery: In a small mountain village with a magnificent panorama in the Swiss Alps

Accommodation: House



The Benedikta holiday home in the village of Vandans in the southern part of Vorarlberg is a typical Montafon house. The hostess has converted the building, the former home of her grandmother Benedikta, into a holiday home, thus creating a place that preserves memories and traditions, while at the same time offering space for new uses.

Region/Town: AT – Austria, Vorarlberg, Montafon, Vandans

Scenery: In the midst of an idyllic garden with a magnificent view of the Montafon mountains

Accommodation: House


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