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. The landscape flows through the house, which is designed as one open-plan space. Atmospheres created by the light and weather during the course of the day and the seasons change the interior and become its designers. With its green, sweeping concrete roof, the building, viewed when approaching from the village, can only be made out as a contour in the landscape.

The 65-square-metre Freiform was furnished with high-quality natural materials such as oak and loden in a restrained design to focus attention on the essential, the view of nature. Guests can make use of a free-standing kitchen unit with a cantilevered dining table, seating furniture by a revolving fireplace and a daybed that can be separated with a curtain. The bedroom, located between the bathroom and the living area, offers privacy despite the open layout due to its shape and positioning at the slope. In summer, fruit trees shade the house, and an electrically controlled outdoor curtain serves as additional privacy screen and sun protection.

What to do

In spring/summer: hiking, mountain hikes, mountain biking; in autumn: Törgellen, a South Tyrolean tradition that unites local culinary delights with hiking; in winter: ski tours, tobogganing (rental on site). Various excursion possibilities in the surrounding area (e.g. Latzfonser Kreuz, Sabiona Monastery, the picturesque little town of Klausen, Villanders Mine, Brixen for sightseeing and shopping, and much more).

Why we like this house

A glass refuge - here you are in the middle of nature and yet you feel secure. In front of the glass façade, a dramatic and beautiful natural spectacle is shown in widescreen format.

This house is great for

Individuals on their own, couples or together with the family; for architecture aficionados and nature lovers.  

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Owner

South Tyrolean architect Martin Gruber, who is known for his hotel buildings and architecturally sophisticated designs, and his wife have built an exclusive guesthouse at their private farmstead, which is available for architecture workshops and chosen vacationers. 

Details

Region/Town IT – Italy , South Tyrol, Verdings
Name Freiform
Scenery Nestled in nature on the estate of an organic farm
Number of guests Perfect for 2, max. 4
Completed 2019
Design Martin Gruber, Verdings, Anita Stare (interior design)
Architecture Modern
Accomodation Apartment, House
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Garden, Hiking, Mountains, Pet-friendly, Skiing, Wine, Own agriculture
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2 Comments

  1. Wir durften im September 2020 für ein paar Tage Gast in dem besonderen Haus Freiform sein. Die Schwungvollen Linien lenken den Blick immer wieder neu in die Landschaft. Die hochwertige Einrichtung lädt zum Verweilen ein und man möchte das Haus fast nicht verlassen. Aber auch nach einem schönen Ausflug wieder in das Haus zurückzukehren ist ein Genuss. Eine unglaublicher Ort an dem man sich schon nach wenigen Tagen wunderbar erholt fühlt. Dazu die zuvorkommenden Gastgeber Martin und Anita Gruber runden einen Aufenthalt perfekt ab. Die Architektur von Martin Gruber ist wirklich etwas ganz Besonders, sensibel in die Natur integriert. Wir freuen uns schon, wenn wir wieder einmal Gast sein dürfen
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  2. Ein Urlaub in der Freiform ist ein Traum. Es ist ein absolutes Wohlfühlhaus, wir konnten uns wunderbar erholen, die Blicke in die Natur von jedem Plätzchen im Haus sind einfach wunderschön. Die Freiform hat Stil, ist dabei mit viel Liebe und Geschmack eingerichtet. Dies alles ist dem unglaublich sympathischen Gastgeberehepaar zu verdanken, die mit diesem Erholungsort eine perfekte Symbiose ihrer Talente und Charaktere geschaffen habe. Martin Gruber hat die Freiform entwickelt, seine Frau Anita Gruber hat sie eingerichtet und kümmert sich in einer zugewandten, offenen, niemals aufdringlichen Art um alle Belange. Ein Aufenthalt bei den Grubers ist ein Träumchen und nur zu empfehlen!
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