Situated in the Upper Bavarian Inn Valley, this holiday home is only 4 meters wide. The architects Christine Arnhard and Markus Eck built it for themselves and on their own terms. With its solid walls of wood and clay, the house is like a loft on five levels: the half-offset stacked rooms are openly interconnected. The entrance area with a garage leads into the dining kitchen, which can be opened with large folding doors on two sides. Two floating terraces extend the interior space outdoors. The living area with a fireplace and views onto the Spitzstein is located half a floor above. The bedroom, with views of the “Auerbach” river, is on the next level – and further up still is the gallery under the roof with a freestanding bathtub set beneath a skylight.
Pictures by Florian Holzherr
What to do
The house gives you direct access to nature.
In winter: skiing, touring, tobogganing, skating, winter hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, jogging, as well as short and longer walks.
In summer: hiking, high ropes courses, natural swimming spots, mountain biking, jogging, tennis, sailing and kiting (at the Chiemsee lake), water skiing (Kiefersfelden), horseback riding and golf.
Various destinations for excursions: Lake Chiemsee (35 km), Salzburg (108 km), Munich (83 km), Innsbruck (85 km), Rosenheim (31 km), Kufstein (8 km), Lake Schliersee (36 km), Lake Tegernsee (61 km ) or Kitzbühel (48 km).
Culture: the new Festspielhaus in Erl (festival venue), the Musikfilmtage Oberaudorf (music film festival), the Bad Endorf cinema, cultural events in the castle Neubeuern or Architectural tours in Tyrol.
Why we like this house
An innovative house in an idyllic location.
Details of the property
Region/Town: DE – Germany, Bavaria, Upper Bavaria, Oberaudorf
Name: Holzhaus am Auerbach
Scenery: small village in the northern Alps
Number of guests: 1-4 people
Design: Christine Arnhard & Markus Eck, München
Awards: Architektouren 2015, artouro 2016 (nomination)