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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


Casa Morelli

Casa Morelli is set in a panoramic position on a hill in the municipality of Radda, the heart of the Chianti Classico. This typical Tuscan country house has been restored and converted into a holiday home that combines an historical, rustic ambience with urban elegance. Master craftsmanship, select furnishings and a view of the landscape’s rolling hills define the unique character of this house. 

Region/Town: IT – Italy, Tuscany, Radda in Chianti

Scenery: In the middle of the Chianti Classico area with magnificent views of the Tuscan hilly landscape

Accommodation: House

Miramonti Boutique Hotel: Panoramastuhl

MIRAMONTI Boutique Hotel

High above Merano, MIRAMONTI Boutique Hotel sits atop a sunny plateau by the edge of a forest. Established as a small inn in 1932, the hotel has been rebuilt and extended several times over the years. In 2012, Carmen and Klaus Alber bought the hotel and transformed it into a hideaway for nature and design lovers. 

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

Scenery: On a sunny high plateau, at the edge of a forest

Accommodation: Hotel


Hermitage Sykaminea

Nature, solitude, and the simple life! The Hermitage Sykaminea is set amidst an olive grove on the highest mountain of the Greek island of Lesbos – with sweeping views across the sea, all the way to the Turkish coast. …

Region/Town: GR – Greece, Lesbos, Sykaminea

Scenery: Amidst an olive grove on a slope of Mount Lepetymnos

Accommodation: House


Parkchâlet Potsdam

In the 19th century, an ensemble of “Swiss” houses was built in the district of Klein-Glienicke in Potsdam, some of which were destroyed during the construction of the Berlin wall and the period of Germany’s division. …

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Berlin, Potsdam

Scenery: Parkland on the outskirts of Berlin and Potsdam

Accommodation: Apartment


Cascine Crema

Nestled among the vineyards, meadows and forests of Italy’s Piemont region, Cascine Crema is a homestead of old stone houses, some of which date back 300 years. The owners – a Swiss couple who have fulfilled their dream of settling in Italy – …

Region/Town: IT – Italy, Piedmont, Cortemilia

Scenery: Elevated view in hilly, wooded landscape

Accommodation: Resort


Pensiun Laresch

The mountain hotel “Pensiun Laresch” is located in the middle of the Swiss Natural Parks “Piz Beverin”. Its architecture reflects the rugged mountain scenery of Graubünden. The house is built from natural materials such as stone, …

Region/Town: CH – Switzerland, Graubünden, Mathon

Scenery: small mountain village high up in the Swiss Alps

Accommodation: Hotel, Apartment


Chalet Concept

Built of stones dating to the 16th century, chalet Concept is the oldest house in the village of Rochebin in the Pays de la Loire. The current owners found the house in a state of disrepair, …

Region/Town: FR – France, Pays de la Loire, Département Vendée, La Gaubretière

Scenery: small hamlet in a quiet, rural surrounding

Accommodation: House


The hidden treehouse resort

Childhood dreams should be come true – but with an upgrade, please! With the forest all around and deer underneath the tree house. With panoramic windows the guest feels part of nature at the resort Baumgeflüster. …

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Lower Saxony, Bad Zwischenahn, Ammerland

Scenery: Park with 200-year-old trees

Accommodation: House


Stadl am Tunauberg

The Stadl am Tunauberg is a quiet retreat. The room concept is surprisingly open for a converted old barn: A glazed gable wall, set back into the building, blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior space. …

Region/Town: AT – Austria, South-Steiermark, Oberhaag

Scenery: on a hill in a quiet location

Accommodation: House


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