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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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Das Schnitterhaus

In Groß Sperrenwalde in the Uckermark region, timber construction professor Tim Göckel and garden architect Marc-Rajan Köppler have created an extraordinary three-hectare garden world on the site of a former nursery: with meadows and woodland, orchards and an apple tree avenue, lush perennial plantings and hedges cut in cloud shape. The former day labourers’ house from the 1920s, situated next to the landscape park, has been rebuilt and converted into a holiday home for six people.

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Brandenburg, Nordwestuckermark, Groß Sperrenwalde

Scenery: Surrounded by a 3 hectare landscape garden

Accommodation: House

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Friesensteern

A green, wide landscape, above it a blue sky streaked with clouds driven by the wind – this is the setting for Haus Friesensteern on Eiderstedt, Schleswig-Holstein. This historic Haubarg farmhouse dating to the 17th century is situated on a terp at the heart of the peninsula. In Haus Friesensteern, two rooms completely furnished in historic Delft tiles display this one-time wealth. The original, richly decorated alcoves are also quite special…

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

Scenery: On a terp at the heart of the peninsula, surrounded by meadows

Accommodation: House

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Logierhaus M

The Logierhaus M in Esens near the East Frisian North Sea coast is a guesthouse that combines the charm of the Belle Epoque with the simplicity of Nordic design and East Frisian hospitality. In this renovated and converted Art Nouveau villa dating back to 1912, as well as an annex from the 1970s, six individual guest rooms of different sizes await you.

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Lower Saxony, East Frisia, Esens

Scenery: In a quiet location but close to the city center

Accommodation: B&B

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Le Tamerici

Right on the beach! Le Tamerici forms part of an historic building complex just 200 meters from the central piazza of Punta Secca, a fishing village on the southeast coast of Sicily. A house with soul and charm: rooms with high ceilings, rough walls, old stone floors, original doors and windows, and traditional majolica tiles.

Region/Town: IT – Italy, Sicily, Punta Secca

Scenery: On the beach

Accommodation: House

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Villa Capri

Villa Capri is situated in an olive grove on the outskirts of Itri, a small town between Rome and Naples. The house was built around an abandoned steel concrete skeleton. The architects Cherubino Gambardella and Simona Ottieri, …

Region/Town: IT – Italy, Lazio, Itri

Scenery: High on a hillside, with a wide views, surrounded by olive trees

Accommodation: House

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Casa Giardino

Bold colour combinations transform an old Umbrian stone house into a cheerful holiday home. Set on a hillside on the outskirts of the medieval town of Spello, this house is composed of different ancient buildings with the oldest walls dating from the 16th century and the newest from the 1930s. …

Region/Town: IT – Italy, Umbria, Spello

Scenery: small historic town in Umbria

Accommodation: House

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swb guest apartment Neubühl

“Live like you’re on holiday …” So went the 1930s advertising slogan of the Zurich “Werkbundsiedlung Neubühl”. Inspired by light, air and sun, you’ll find this model settlement of modern architecture (Neues Bauen) on a ridge between the Uetliberg and Lake Zurich. …

Region/Town: CH – Switzerland, Zurich

Scenery: Situated on the outskirts of a major city in the Alps

Accommodation: Apartment

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Alpenloft Madero

Madero is a flexible and spacious holiday home that offers 2 to 4 people a unique panorama design experience. The apartment which is located on the first floor of the Alpenloft features a living room with an open kitchen and two bedrooms. …

Region/Town: AT – Austria, Salzburg area, Hohe Tauern, Bad Gastein

Scenery: Hillside with extensive views in the National Park Hohe Tauern

Accommodation: House

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