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On the Baltic Sea island of Usedom, a family from Berlin built two holiday homes exactly as they wanted them to be: with plenty of space for children and grandparents or friends, a private wellness area and a garden for playing and barbecuing. The houses are located in the Baltic Sea resort of Zinnowitz. The beach is 500 metres away and can be easily reached by passing through a beech forest.

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Baltic Sea island of Usedom, Zinnowitz

Scenery: In the village, 500m from the beach

Accommodation: House


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



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


Hotel David

At Hotel David you spend the night surrounded by history. The hotel is located in the middle of Regensburg’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of the city’s approximately 1,000 heritage buildings. The diverse history of the building can be seen on the walls of the rooms—the traces of the past were not removed during the renovation but made visible…

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Bavaria, Regensburg

Scenery: In the heart of the historic centre very close to the Danube

Accommodation: Hotel



Since the 16th century, the Kesslerstadl has stood near the village church in the centre of Matrei in East Tyrol. From the outside, it is hardly noticeable that the former hay barn, a listed building, now houses two modern holiday flats. The BergsteigerSEIN flat, located on the upper floor of the former barn, is accessed via the back of the building, which is nestled against the slope. The terrace leads into the large living room, which is characterised by old beams, bright spruce panelling, straight-lined fixtures made of black multiplex boards and a large window front with a loggia behind it.

Scenery: In the village

Accommodation: House, Apartment


Strandvilla auf der Ostsee

Due to its location on a pier in the Baltic Sea resort of Olpenitz near Kappeln, a town situated on the Schlei, the Strandvilla gives guests the impression of living in the middle of the Baltic Sea. To the front you can enjoy a view of a bathing bay, to the back you have a wide view over the Baltic Sea and the Schleimünde nature reserve. However, not only the location is special but also the house. The cubic building is clad with extraordinary bricks from Denmark. The interiors are distinguished by panoramic windows that extend over the entire front and rear façade. If the sliding doors are opened, the sea breeze can be felt blowing through the house…

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Kappeln, Baltic Sea resort of Olpenitz

Scenery: 5m from the Baltic Sea on one side and 10m from the beach on the other

Accommodation: House



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



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


Loft in der Nudelfabrik

Zeitz—located in the south of Saxony-Anhalt between Jena and Leipzig—is a city in upheaval. One of the initiatives intended to revitalise the former industrial town is the conversion of a former pasta factory into a creative location. In 2017, Birgit and Mathias Mahnke bought the factory dating from 1909 and have since been developing the 12,000 square metre premises into a place for the visual arts and virtual reality—with exhibition areas, a co-working space and accommodation for artists.

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Zeitz

Scenery: In the building complex of the old pasta factory, 15 min walk from the city centre

Accommodation: Apartment


Atelier Palermo

Palermo is a city of contrasts, where baroque splendor meets morbid charm and a lively atmosphere. In the capital of Sicily, Stefan Koppelkamm—graphic designer, photographer, author and university lecturer—has fulfilled his dream of having his own atelier in a baroque palazzo. During the time he is not using the studio, it can be rented.

Region/Town: IT – Italy, Sicily, Palermo

Scenery: In the baroque Palazzo San Gabriele in the old town near the promenade.

Accommodation: Apartment


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