House
Sankt Unterholz
Plenty of nature, few people: In the Uckermark region in north-eastern Germany, you can easily leave everyday life behind. The quiet rural surroundings are ideal for relaxing, yet also for concentrated and creative work. Both are possible at Haus Sankt Unterholz in the village of Kraatz, which is situated in the Uckermark Lakes Nature Park. The former stable on the site of a typical settlement cottage from the 1930s was renovated according to ecological standards and converted into a holiday and seminar house. On 150 square metres and distributed over two levels, the house offers room for 8 to 12 people...
House
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.