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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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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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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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Warth52

The apartment house Warth52 is located in the village centre of Warth am Arlberg – above the church and directly on the slopes. The building in modern wooden architecture is simple and straightforward. On the long sides, square windows with striking borders accentuate the simple wooden façade; at the front, generous glazing up to the gables and the corner glazing of the bistro on the ground floor provide views of the mountains. 

Region/Town: AT – Austria, Vorarlberg, Warth am Arlberg

Scenery: In the middle of the mountain village of Warth and directly at a cable car of the ski and hiking area Warth-Schröcken

Accommodation: Apartment

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Haus Wanderlust

Wild and romantic nature surrounds the Wanderlust holiday home in secluded Treseburg, a dreamy village at the entrance to the Bode Gorge in the Harz Mountains. This historic half-timbered house has been elaborately renovated and converted into three holiday apartments. The special thing about this place? Two apartments have been planned in such a way that they can be flexibly occupied by different numbers of guests – and can also be booked together. 

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Thale, Treseburg

Scenery: In a small village at the entrance to the Bode Gorge in the Harz Mountains

Accommodation: House

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