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The Boomerang House

Modern architecture in an olive grove: The Boomerang House is a B&B with only two guest suites, situated in a secluded olive grove near the village of Sivas in southern Crete. The house has been built to blend in with its surroundings in the best possible way. The boomerang-like shape and the materials concrete, glass and wood characterise the building, which almost disappears into the hillside.

Region/Town: GR – Greece, Crete, Sivas

Scenery: Secluded with magnificent views to the Libyan sea and the hilly landscape – at only 800m from the traditional village of Sivas

Accommodation: B&B

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Altes Schulhaus

With a wide view over green pastures, the holiday home Altes Schulhaus is situated on a dwelling mound in the heart of Eiderstedt, a peninsula in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. It shares the idyllic location on the extensive property surrounded by a canal with the Friesensteern, an old barn that has been converted into a holiday home. In the past, the teacher used to live in the small house, where he also taught the children living in the vicinity. Now the completely renovated cottage is a cosy holiday home, which offers space for four people on 65 square metres.

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Eiderstedt, Tetenbüll

Scenery: On a dwelling mound in the heart of the peninsula, surrounded by meadows

Accommodation: House

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Umamma

In the Umamma apartment in the small Tuscan town of San Miniato, the Middle Ages are combined with industrial style. The apartment is extraordinary and will elicit a “Wow!” from many guests—or “umamma” as they say in Tuscany for something very amazing. It took seven years to restore and transform the rooms located on the first floor of an old 16th century palazzo. The original structure of the interiors was reconstructed and the historical materials were exposed. The back of the building was opened up, and large windows were added to frame the views over the Arno Valley. The 230 sqm flat is unusually generous in size but the truly unexpected space is hidden in the vaulted basement…

Region/Town: IT – Italy, Tuscany, San Miniato (Pisa)

Scenery: In the historic old town with a wonderful view over the Arno Valley

Accommodation: Apartment

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StadtmauerQuartiere

The StadtmauerQuartiere (town wall quarters) are two small holiday flats in the middle of the historic centre of Freinsheim, a small town in the Palatinate region. The townscape is characterised by a historical town wall with towers and gates. The StadtmauerQuartiere are located directly at and partly even on this wall. The apartments are designed in a contemporary, clear design vocabulary that contrasts with the historical context but fits in sensitively.

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

Scenery: Adjacent to and on the town wall , surrounded by vineyards

Accommodation: Apartment

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Aux Losanges

The large white diamond pattern in the entrance area are already suggesting it: Aux Losanges in the Tschiertschen mountain village in the canton of Grisons is no ordinary traditional mountain chalet—even if it almost appears to be one from the outside. The architecture firm Caruso St John has transformed the Walser log building dating from 1869 into an extraordinary holiday home with a function room for an art-loving couple from Zurich. They gave the house, formerly used as a café, a make-over that combines British extravagance and Swiss down-to-earthness.

Region/Town: CH – Switzerland, Grisons, Tschiertschen

Scenery: In the village with great mountain panorama

Accommodation: House

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Urfeld 26

The turquoise shimmering lake Walchensee lies virtually at the feet of the Urfeld House. Situated on the edge of the forest at the northern tip of the alpine lake, the house was planned with great emphasis on sustainability. The leitmotif was the use of existing and local materials. Instead of constructing a new building, the dilapidated 1960s house was completely renovated and restructured. The open-plan layout allows for flowing sequences of rooms with exciting visual axes and views into the natural surroundings.

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Bavaria, Urfeld by lake Walchensee

Scenery: On the edge of the forest at the northern tip of the alpine lake

Accommodation: House

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Faazihaus

A magnificent mountain panorama and pure air are the constant companions when spending a holiday at the Faazihaus in the Swiss Alps. The solid timber building on a sunny south-facing slope in the tiny mountain village of Martisberg was built in the 1990s on the foundations of a historical farmhouse (a so-called heathen house) and stood empty for decades in its shell condition. Now it has finally come to life!

Region/Town: CH – Switzerland, Wallis, Martisberg

Scenery: In a quiet panoramic location in the Unesco World Natural Heritage Aletsch-Jungfrau

Accommodation: House, Apartment

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Erlenhof

The Erlenhof in Unterjoch, a mountain village in the Bavarian Allgäu region, is modern and without alpine kitsch, yet firmly rooted in local traditions. The massive wooden building is part of an organic farm and replaces a 370-year-old farmhouse that was destroyed in a fire. During the construction of the house and the design of the apartments, great importance was attached to sustainability.

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Bavaria, Bavarian Allgäu, Bad Hindelang

Scenery: In a small village, surrounded by a meadow landscape

Accommodation: House, Apartment

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Architektenhütte Allgäu

You get the best view from high up! The Architektenhütte (Architect’s Lodge) not only sits high up on a steep slope in the Allgäu Alps; in addition, the living area has been laid out under the roof and thus offers the best view of the surrounding mountains and the Iller valley.   The three-storey wooden building, situated in a hamlet adjacent to the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park, reinterprets the local traditional architecture in a modern form. With its straight-lined, austere design, the building looks almost like an alp…

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Bavaria, Blaichach im Allgäu, Hofen

Scenery: In a hamlet adjacent to the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park

Accommodation: House

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Freiform

Below the village of Verdings, architect Martin Gruber has planned an organic free form next to his own farmstead, which will be rented out as an extraordinary guest house. Like a nature observatory in the midst of the South Tyrolean mountains, the contemporary glass pavilion affords a captivating view across the valley. The design absorbs the topography of its immediate surroundings with its glass envelope and blurs the boundaries between nature and building.

Region/Town: IT – Italy, South Tyrol, Verdings

Scenery: Nestled in nature on the estate of an organic farm

Accommodation: House, Apartment

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