Red brick amidst greenery: the carefully renovated Albrechtshof in the small village of Petershagen near the Oderbruch is an atmospheric place that is stylishly pared down and transposes life in the countryside into the present day.
A natural stage over the Aegean Sea: authenticity is key on the mountainous Pelion peninsula. The four Afeilianes Stone Houses blend into the ancient cultural landscape and enjoy the sweeping views across the sea.
On the edge of Denmark's oldest national park, just a five-minute walk from the North Sea and the surfing paradise of Cold Hawaii, The Frame House masterfully stages the view of the small, blue-grey lake and the sandy green expanse of Thy.
Under one roof: The Michelberger Farm barn designed by Sigurd Larsen right in the middle of the Spreewald is not only a place of retreat and community, but a holistic concept for the way we live and live together.
Mediterranean muse: The listed manor Le Rossignol in the German wine-growing region Markgräflerland is a carefully renovated, atmospheric place that combines history and zeitgeist with the lightness of southern France.
Old barn with new perspectives: The Ferienhof Busch in the tranquil south of Franconia is a model project for sustainable revitalisation down to the last detail. Three individually designed holiday homes offer plenty of space for spending time together.
Like a group of friends, the eleven holiday homes stand on the edge of the forest of idyllic Lübbesee. Each with a hexagonal floor plan and a green view - partly left as bungalows, mostly raised, all with the same basis and yet each renovated with its own character.
Exposed concrete walls rise to a height of 5.70 metres, while the large window opens onto the vibrant city. In the Atelierhaus C21 in Vienna's Sonnwendviertel district, space breaks away from its established notions and redefines openness and structure, living and working.
Between Lake Constance, St. Gallen and the Alpstein mountains lies the baroque town of Bischofszell. Once, fabric merchants, craftsmen, innkeepers and Thurgau noblemen lived here behind the picturesque façades on Grubplatz. Today, the Jacob 1808 is a wonderful place to spend a holiday.
Two houses made of brick and fieldstone, all around colourful meadows, wide fields, deep tranquillity. A rediscovered and revitalised property in the Uckermark that delights with historic charm, a wonderfully wildly blossoming garden and good ideas for life in the countryside.
A garden of Mediterranean trees and flowering shrubs in a small village in the hinterland of the Algarve: in the middle of it all is Casa Linear - a farmhouse renovated with a great deal of sense and flair, looking out over the sea that sparkles in the distance. A straightforward homage to simplicity.
Holnis22 near Glücksburg and the Flensburg Fjord is elegantly understated. In order to let the architect's house from 1961 live on, the architect and designer Sönke Martensen has continued to develop the existing building. With a great deal of sensitivity, the original idea of the house was uncovered and transformed with just a few interventions.
The Banana House on the colourful island of Madeira is an atmospheric retreat. Lushly surrounded by banana, mango and fig trees and with a view of the spectacular mountains dipping into the wild Atlantic. A holiday home at play with nature and warm light.
From the outside, the listed Dortmannhof seems as if it has fallen out of time; inside, an artistic backdrop of historical inventory and unusual perspectives opens up. A subtle and clever concept by architect and furniture designer Sigurd Larsen, which now also welcomes guests.
Mavro vouni invites you to the heart of the Cycladic island of Sifnos. A quiet, magical place on a black rock, surrounded by gnarled olive trees, small terraces and the flickering of nature, - the Aegean Sea at your feet.
Only a few minutes away from the spectacular Costa Vicentina, a hilly valley opens up, densely overgrown with cork oaks, olive groves and strawberry trees. Here hides the Monte West Coast - a richly detailed interplay of wild nature, simple but distinct architecture and great hospitality.
Alluvial forest and litter meadows as far as the eye can see, with Lake Chiemsee glistening in the distance - the Schneeganserhof occupies an exclusive box seat. And it has done so for many hundreds of years. Renovated to be summer-fresh and winter-proof, it offers a holiday accommodation for two in the former barn.
L'AND Vineyards is an exceptional retreat in Portugal's Alentejo region that integrates into the cultural landscape and interprets the region's architecture in a contemporary way. One of many aesthetic highlights are the evocative interiors by Brazilian star architect Marcio Kogan
Belle Époque in Belgium: Close to the sea, in the midst of the historic splendour of the seaside resort of Blankenberge, stands this listed holiday home. A bright and atmospheric gathering place for families, friends and larger groups.
Since 1775, the Pfarrhof (vicarage) in Eastern Styria has always been a place that connects people. Freshly renovated, re-imagined and lovingly furnished, the baroque monument draws a bridge between past and present.
Poetic minimalism behind an artful façade: the virtuously decorated Casa 1923 is one of Faro's outstanding Art Nouveau buildings. With their careful handling of traditions and materials, the architects of PAr tie in with the building's past and redefine it for today's needs.
Heritage monument on the outside, versatile space on the inside: Between the Westerwald and Taunus, at the center of the postcard view of Runkel, the Alte Färberei (Old Dyehouse) mirrors in the tranquil Lahn River.
Not far from Merano, between green orchards, vineyards and alpine views, lies the loft chez mone&harry, which was created by the experimental designer Harry Thaler and conceived down to the last detail.
In a lush green backyard in the middle of Berlin Charlottenburg, the Wilmina - an extraordinary hotel with a delicate history - reveals its unique dimension. The listed ensemble has been transformed by the architect duo Grüntuch Ernst, who have extended and reinterpreted it as a place of community.
Summer freshness with Art Nouveau vibes: Villa Francioli sits above the western shore of Lake Maggiore, in the midst of an enchanted garden with old azaleas, camellia and palm trees. A harmonious blend of historical elegance and contemporary design.
Metamorphosis with sea view: Casa Capriccio Alto is the third work of art by architect Cherubino Gambardella, which gives new life to a derelict building on a hill near the medieval town of Itri and perpetuates its history.
Historical insights behind a modern façade: amidst Georgian townhouses, right between Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Botanic Garden, an open, bright retreat hides behind corten steel and expansive glass.
More wood, light and less energy: the Norwegian Wood Cabin T2027 in Norway's largest ski resort brings all facets of the classic log cabin to perfection. From clever architecture to sustainability. The result is a purist holiday home with an open and warm feel.
Staged reduction: Situated in the heart of the Val di Noto on a spur of the Monti Iblei, Casa Balate artfully directs the eye and highlights the minimalist architecture and the Mediterranean backdrop of olive, almond and carrubo trees with atmosphere and striking effect.
On the edge of the Klützer Winkel, not far from the Baltic Sea, sits Feldgang, a three-sided farm built in 1870. It offers both, silent retreat and community, and is committed to the conscious use of resources, from its architecture to self-sufficiency.
Between the expanse of Austnesfjord and the imposing Higravstinden, the highest mountain in Lofoten, Black Aurora Nook defies the harsh landscape. A remote place where nature takes the leading role. Also in terms of architecture.
The limestone walls of Domaine Le Cariol stand out brightly against the landscape of the Périgord. This magnificent country estate, surrounded by vineyards, small rivers and wide valleys, has an eventful history dating back to the 12th century.
Peter Zumthor's Secular Retreat is the award-winning Swiss architect's first building in the UK. This extraordinary, sculptural retreat of concrete and glass stretches discreetly into the sheltered landscape and puts it in the limelight.
On a secluded hill, just four kilometres from the Sicilian baroque town of Noto, sits the holiday home Casa Agila, which blends modern architecture with regional influences and offers space for four people.
The Saftstationen, built in 1884 in the west of the island of Møn, is one of the last industrial landmarks of its kind. Where sugar beet was once processed into sweet juice, you can now spend your holidays, celebrate festivals and experience culture.
The sky over Tarifa: The Artist Tarifa, a listed building, is as cosmopolitan as the city itself. A haven of tranquillity amidst the whitewashed, lively streets of the old town, its roof terrace offers views stretching all the way to the mountains of Morocco.
Amidst contemplative mountain scenery in the sunlit village of Ardez, the modern Chasa Tuoretta draws on traditional architecture and is inspired by one of the region's oldest building forms: the medieval residential tower.
TheNordicX in the small Danish fishing village of Agger stands close to the endless beaches and vast wilderness of Thy. Architecturally, it reflects its deep connection with Nordic nature through simplicity and timelessness.
An old stable transformed into a light-filled loft: the Stalla d'Immez in the remote Val Müstair opens up a new dimension to its over 300-year old history. A versatile spatial experience with a view of the impressive mountain backdrop of Piz Lad and Piz Terza.
With the Glashaus, Danish architect and designer Sigurd Larsen has created an extraordinary residence in the Uckermark region that places space, airiness and a sense of serenity under a transparent roof.
Cultural monument in a secluded setting: Surrounded by fields, dense forest and a murmuring stream, the Bauernhof Vogtland is one of the rare half-timbered farmhouses of the region. A historical experience of simple beauty!
As if it had stepped out of one of Theodor Fontane's works, the Effi & Luise holiday home is nestled between fields and meadows in the Brandenburg province. A historic manor house with the charm of the Wilhelminian period, renovated and combined with modern architecture and vintage design.
Casa Raslei in Ticino looks rather inconspicuous from afar at first glance. The special features of this holiday home only become apparent up close and above all inside: an intriguing project by the architectural firm Buchner Bründler.
Design history in Ticino: in 1976, Otto e Associati, the architect collective Otto in Lugano transformed the 130-year-old stable into a simple residential house that still stands out today for its open, functional architecture and select furnishings.
In the Hotel Sturm, the architecture of the 80s takes on new dimensions, artfully and subtly connecting the past with the present. A multi-layered house with a clear philosophy and sustainable concept, set amidst the cultural landscape of the Rhön.
Like a fortress, the small medieval town of Diano Castello towers over the Ligurian landscape. In Palazzo Fabiny you feel as if you have been transported to a bygone era, because the history of the old patrician house goes back almost 400 years.
Where the dragonflies live: On a Sicilian hill, amidst citrus trees, palms and cacti, sits the Dimora delle Libellule. A light and airy ensemble that, like its culture-rich island, unites Orient and Occident as well as originality and modernity.
Restored to its former splendour: situated in the Tuscany of Germany between vineyards and the Palatinate Forest, the Alte Goldschmiede in Klingenmünster shows its potential that has been hidden for almost 100 years.
Creating clarity: Belgian architect Tom Thys has given new life to the Aristo House. This historical building dates back to 1914 and is situated on a slope of the Trigno Valley with a fantastic view over the hills, woods and fields of Abruzzo.
Light and easy-going: The former coastal farm Vesterlandet in the Danish fishing village of Agger is a reinterpreted overall concept of glass, wood and sand tones that houses two airy, bright apartments as well as versatile office space and the regional restaurant Tri as well as an ice cream café.
The house onedown is not only located amidst the pristine dune landscape of Northern Jutland, it is part of it. A holiday home for eight people, integrated into the hilly terrain and its vegetation. Only the two large windows look out over the North Sea and reveal that this is a truly special retreat.
Situated on a southern slope of the Ammergau Alps, with a view from the Murnauer Moos to the Hörnle, the Bergland holidayn home interprets the Upper Bavarian wooden building culture in a contemporary way - with a great variety of views.
A trip to Idaho is closer than you think. No Rocky Mountains, no Snake River, but a holiday home reminiscent of the architecture of the American 1970s. Located directly on the high banks of the Eider river and with a far-reaching view over the water.
Honour the old, welcome the new: built in 1807 in the midst of lush mountain meadows between the valley and the alpine pastures, the Vorsäßhütte, which was in need of renovation, was rebuilt according to the old model.
Small bays, white sandy beaches, sophisticated Art Nouveau buildings - in the charming seaside town of Castiglioncello, where artists and actors were once inspired by the beauty of the Etruscan coast, Villa Sorriso lies amidst the lush greenery and looks far across the Tyrrhenian Sea.
A testimony to Saxon history made of sandstone and half-timbering: situated on a sunny slope in Saxon Switzerland, just a few metres from the Elbe, this cultural gem offers its visitors two holiday apartments to discover the impressive Elbe Sandstone Mountains.
Trees growing from the ceiling, rock-like light fixtures, sloping walls and deliberate bumps in the floor. Located in the heart of the Vallée de Joux, the Hôtel des Horlogers is anything but ordinary. Like a linear snail shell, it winds its way into the pristine landscape of the Swiss Jura.
The Cedä M in the heart of the small mountain village of Dosoledo on the edge of the Dolomites tells the story of this memorable place in each of its five holiday rooms. Built in 1807 and shaped by the life of the farmers in the secluded Comelico Valley, the house is a historical gem in every way.
Restrained forms, subtle play of shadows: The beach villa u magazinu in north-eastern Corsica allows summer to take the leading role.
The restoration of the former family beach shop was intended to revitalise this evocative place with modern architecture, without losing its soul.
Award-winning architects Alan Dickson and Gill Smith and their architectural firm Rural Design are known for their loving use of traditions and materials. In the midst of the spectacular Scottish landscape on the cliffs of the Isle of Skye stands their The Wooden House.
Monumental masonry meets linear lightness. Hidden in the lively heart of Porto's historic centre, the Na Travessa Suítes guesthouse stylishly and harmoniously combines history and the spirit of Zeitgeist. It has its own small garden and a view of the Sé Cathedral.
Villa Erika on the steep slope of the seaside resort of Göhren on the island of Rügen transports its visitors back to times gone by. Built as a summer residence, by the Wolgast Corporation in 1891, the style of the villa is distinctive both architecturally and historically.
In the Kleine Bleibe on the edge of the Gelbachtal in the Westerwald, what counts is actually the absence of things. Far away from digital overstimulation, you can enjoy a puristic and sustainable holiday here and drift through the days in a truly relaxed way.
The Peterhof in Vorarlberg has always been a place of community. A home. With a long history and lots of memories. With its modern chalets, the old-established alpine inn on the Alpe Furx has been adding a new chapter with a formal link to contemporary zeitgeist.
Situated on a hill near the baroque town of Scicli, surrounded by carob trees and nature, Casa Kera looks out over the gently rolling hills to the blue shimmering south coast of the island. A house that naturally places itself in the middle of the Sicilian landscape.
Clarity and peacefulness as far as the eye can see. After their two holiday homes 36 Berta and 36 Charly, the architect couple Frank and Susanne Plehn has created another distinct island escape: 17 Anton - just 800 metres from the beach.
Fieldstone barn from the outside, inside a loft. High, bright rooms behind thick stone walls, modern steel stairs in front of clay-plastered walls and plank floors made of local pine next to bathrooms with a concrete look.
Located at 1,395 metres, far away from the hustle and bustle. Once you have reached the top, you embark on a gentle journey into times gone by: For more than 100 years an old farmhouse with a barn has stood here, and its story continues to be told.
As part of an old farmstead in the middle of the Mecklenburg Lake District, the small Garden House hides amidst nature. A "labourers’ house" in the past, today it offers a serene escape from the hectic daily routine.
A house that seems to be in motion, lying flat like the horizon at an altitude of 1850 metres and giving its structure free rein. Lightness abounds here in the midst of the impressive South Tyrolean mountains, thanks to the clarity and reduction of form.
The house is a project of the Berlin architect Thomas Kröger, who always captures the beauty of the Uckermark in an unusual way and with great respect for the landscape. With In den Söllen he has created his first own holiday home.
On 1314 metres above sea level, the Panorama House 1314 rises out of the dark green coniferous forest high up on the mountain in St. Lorenzen, from where you can view all the highlights of the South Tyrolean landscape.
When sitting on the wooden terrace of the Lake House in the Dutch province of Overijssel, you almost feel like you are on the sun deck of a ship. The holiday home with its three closed sides nestles like a cocoon in the lakeside landscape to open up to the water from the front.
The small village of Possenhofen lies directly on Lake Starnberg. A rural idyll with a heavenly swimming beach and a majestic history. After all, Empress Sisi spent her childhood here. The Remise Possenhofen also dates from this time: it was built in 1890 as the coach house of the adjacent Villa Fischer.
The fact that the holiday house in the Bavarian town of Eurasburg is now over 450 years old and has already experienced a great deal, makes it all the more beautiful. Especially in its architectural redesign, which plausibly combines historical structures and modern elements.
A seven-minute cable car journey takes you up to the vigilius mountain resort, an architecture hotel above Lana near Merano. This nature-connected haven of conscious well-being is, after 20 years, more in tune with the times than ever before.
A house that draws parallels. Not only in its floor plan. The modern solid wood house in the middle of the Mecklenburg Lake District is pleasantly eye-catching in every respect. From the hard shell to the soft core.
In front of the house awaits a small private lake, behind it the largest wilderness of Denmark and only 300 metres away is the ocean of the Danish North Sea coast: this listed farmhouse resembles all facets of a picturesque holiday.
High up on the mountain and close to its elements sits the Waldturm holiday house, a modern interpretation of the traditional Ladin architecture of the Puster Valley. With a towering stature, five storeys, a pointed gable and ever-changing perspectives.
La grande bellezza. Palazzo Marconi in the Salentine town of Corigliano d'Otranto takes you back to a bygone era, and not just because of its name. The atmosphere of the South Italian turn of the century still permeates the stylishly renovated palace.
A dance between époques. The Sixty Steps Studio in the heart of Dubrovnik welcomes its guests with casual elegance within historic walls. These look back to the year 1600 - and from the third floor out over the atmospheric alleys of the car-free old town.
A house that not only sounds like summer holiday feelings and fond memories, but also provides them. In the middle of Mecklenburg Switzerland, Mi Spirandelli has renovated an old settler's house, combining historical elements with Mediterranean ease.
The five loft apartments, designed in the style of Scandinavian fishermen's houses and with black tarred wood cladding, are located on a slope at the end of the harbour promenade of Kappeln, directly on the Schlei.
Those who sit in glass houses … can enjoy the beauty of nature from all sides. As they can in the holiday home Hof Ahmen on the Schlei, which is located in the middle of the sheep pasture of a heritage listed organic farm.
Light, tranquillity and botanical delights. 250 m above sea level, surrounded by a huge garden with ancient olive, almond and carob trees, the Monte das Marés guesthouse looks out over dense green hills to the Atlantic.
One hundred heritage windows with a leafy view and good perspectives in terms of sustainability. The manor house amidst old trees and endless fields on the edge of the Mecklenburg Lake District tells an exciting story both inside and out.
The name Heumond is a reminder of summer life in the countryside. The modern interpretation of a traditional timber house is surrounded by fragrant hay fields and rough pastures on a sunny plateau not far from Lake Wörth.
South Tyrolean practicality. Anyone visiting Sand in Taufers is greeted at the entrance to the village by Ovina's Haus – holiday accommodation in the midst of green meadows and against an impressive mountain backdrop.
Between mountains, meadows and pastures, a creative couple from Hamburg’s start-up scene has created an oasis in the Bavarian province that is reminiscent of a Tuscan country estate and simultaneously reflects the Japanese Wabi Sabi philosophy.
Those who would not place the three concepts of recreation, rural life and late baroque under one roof will be proven wrong at DIRINGLO in Ohlstadt. Because the holiday appartments of the 400-year-old "Hauserhof" show masterfully how to blend old and new.
South Tyrolean Stuben meets minimalist zeitgeist. The Ida - historic town apartments in the heart of Sterzing skilfully bridge the gap between the past and today. Here, star-ribbed vaults and ornate door frames blend with clear shapes and natural materials.
Staying at the Bergaliv Söderloftet is not only an excellent opportunity to practice shinrin-yoku (forest bathing), the cabin in the forest also has a Japanese feel to it. The loft is located in the central Swedish region of Hälsingland, which is known for its seemingly endless forests.
Minimalism in a former glass grinding and polishing factory: in Murnthal in the Upper Palatinate Forest Nature Park, the two puristically and stylishly furnished Mittermurnthal holiday apartments invite you to take a break.
The Altes Dorfhaus Sechzehneichen invites you to take a relaxing break in the Brandenburg province. The holiday home is located in the small village of Sechzehneichen, surrounded by meadows and forests, and only a 1.5 or 2-hour drive from the metropolises of Berlin and Hamburg respectively.
At the Parcloft, you stay in a stately city palace in the historical centre of Merano, in the Elisabeth Park, overlooking the Passer River. Here, the award-winning architect Markus Scherer has transformed a former store into an extraordinary holiday apartment.
The holiday home in the Thy National Park on the Danish North Sea coast hides in nature due to its green roofs extending deep down. As the glazed front and back facades allow views right through the house, it seems to merge with its surroundings.
Baltic Sea and Bodden, art and culture! Besides its natural beauty, the Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula offers a wide variety of cultural attractions: from the galleries at the Ahrenshoop artists’ colony to the Darß Nature Film Festival and the Photo Festival in Zingst.
Raised on the slope on concrete supports, yellow window frames and an unconventional roof: Bleibe Menzenschwand demonstrates the courage to be individual. The holiday home sits on a steep western slope in Menzenschwand, a district of St. Blasien in the southern Black Forest.
The art scene and industrial heritage are closely intertwined in Leipzig – a fact that guests can experience in the loft named Atelier Dietzold. The holiday apartment is located in an old factory building, the former Dietzoldwerke in the west of the city.
The Loft Atelier 16, located in an old factory in the west of Leipzig, plays with contrasts and skilfully achieves a balance between cool and cosy. The raw brick walls generate a warm atmosphere in the 56-square-metre flat.
Kalli thea means great view — and the Kallithea Villas keep what their name promises. The seven villas on a green slope in the south of the Pelion Peninsula afford magnificent views of the Aegean Sea, the bay and the idyllic fishing village of Platanias.
Right in the middle of vibrant Cologne and yet in a quiet location – the statthaus is located in a small side street in Cologne’s traditional Gereonsviertel district, with the cathedral in sight and within walking distance.
The Collage holiday home illustrates the potential that an ageing house from the 1970s can offer. Situated in a holiday village in Bernau, a town in the Black Forest, the house has been transformed into a contemporary, modern holiday home.
The name of the house is also the description of its location: the vacation home Maison Südpfalz is located only 20 kilometres from the French border on the Southern Wine Route in the village of Klingenmünster.
Green hills, vineyards, orchards and stone villages – this is the Vipava Valley in western Slovenia on the border with Italy. Situated in a panoramic spot above the village of Lokavec, the Konjiček house celebrates the fantastic view .
Relaxing or working in the rural seclusion of the Uckermark – both is possible at Studio Uckermark. The former stable is surrounded by the rolling meadows of a former farmstead with buildings enclosing a central yard on three sides.
When staying in the Galerie ff15 loft, you are surrounded by artworks on the walls and next door to artists. The loft is located in the administration building of the former Springer & Möller printing ink factory in the Leipzig district of Leutzsch.
With its restrained and at the same time sensational design, the South Tyrolean Milla Montis Hotel enriches the Puster Valley with an architectural highlight. The motto of the architectural intervention: origin, redefined.
You could almost mistake the house in the village of Matzwitz, situated in the hinterland of Hohwachter Bucht (Hohwacht Bay), for a barn – if it weren’t for the oversized window that gives it an extravagant touch!
Selma is enthroned like a peep box on a slope in Gehlberg, the highest mountain village in the Thuringian Forest. The wooden cube presents the nature of the UNESCO biosphere reserve in widescreen format.
Oblique angles and straight lines characterise the Neugrad holiday homes in the Eifel National Park. The ensemble of seven wooden houses seems to have been distributed randomly on the untouched, spacious property.
Hills, forests, lakes and lots of stones – this describes the Uckermark region in north-eastern Germany. Stones also play an important role in the design of Dorfhaus Pinnow and give the house its very special ambience.
Masterful “patchwork” in the Bavarian Forest! Architect Peter Haimerl is both a preservationist and an innovator. His buildings – many of which have won awards – such as the Blaibach Concert Hall are idiosyncratic, strong in character and venture beyond conventional architecture.
The Larix Lodge in the village of La Villa (Stern) in Alta Badia is modern, yet rooted in tradition. The wooden façade, loggia and gable roof relate to the characteristic features of the region’s buildings, but at the same time the building has an independent, contemporary character.
Casa Salvati is part of an ensemble of three holiday homes built by the architects Alberto Salvati and Ambrogio Tresoldi in 1972 on a hill on the western shore of Lake Garda. An important element of Salvati and Tresoldi’s work was the use of colour.
Villa Mayr in Vahrn near Brixen, South Tyrol, is a house steeped in history. The building, which is more than 400 years old, used to be the summer residence of the Hotel Elephant in Brixen and was converted into a boarding house in 1878.
Mountain world and city life, tradition and modernity - a holiday at Iselhof in Lienz in East Tyrol has many facets. You live in the midst of greenery, but it only takes a few minutes to walk to the centre of the small town.
Haus am Kellersee is a Wilhelminian-style villa situated directly on the shore of the second-largest lake in Holstein Switzerland. Situated on the edge of a forest between Eutin and the spa town of Malente, the villa from 1910 has been extensively refurbished and converted.
The Engadine house, centrally located in the village of Ramosch, is over 300 years old. It was renovated entirely but thoroughly in 2011, preserving the historic building with the traditional structure of the residential stable house while at the same time adapting it to modern living requirements.
The Benedikta holiday home in the village of Vandans in the southern part of Vorarlberg is a typical Montafon house. The building from 1836 was dismantled in accordance with monument preservation regulations.
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.
Spacious holiday home in a wide landscape! Fjorde Sieseby on the edge of the picturesque village of Sieseby on the Schlei is a former farm, which has been converted into a holiday resort with three lodges and a landscape park.
Minimalist wooden architecture in the Vosges mountains: In the climatic health resort of Gerardmer in the Lorraine, the architects from Atelier Ordinaire have built a wooden house which is the second home of a family of five and can also be rented as a holiday home for up to 16 people or used for workshops.
The holiday home Allerzeit invites you to spend a relaxing holiday on the Aller river. The location on the banks of the river meandering through the Südheide region significantly influenced the planning of the house.
Staying in the ilse.dein landloft apartment feels like living in the countryside—but with an urban touch! On the island of Rügen, Maike and Ralf Haug converted a historical farmhouse located near the residential town of Putbus and now live in part of the building themselves.
La Chalette is a small holiday cottage in the Upper Black Forest. It is situated next to two historic Black Forest houses at the uphill edge of a village near the Feldberg, the highest mountain in Germany outside of the Alps.
In the village of Guarda, Switzerland appears as if taken right from the pages of a storybook. The village, situated on a sunny south-facing terrace high above the River Inn in the Canton of Graubünden, is the home of the Swiss children's book classic Schellen-Ursli and is famous for its historical village centre.
Surrounded by hills, Kambra house is situated in a small Slovenian village not far from the Italian border and the Adriatic coast. Stones characterise not only the karst landscape, but also the building, which from the inside appears to be growing from the rocks.
The haus und hof apartments in Hof bei Salzburg embrace the art of reduction and are distinguished by refined simplicity. The terraced building structure with three holiday flats nestles up against the topography of the hillside property on the edge of the village and the forest.
Green as far as you can see—from Haus Hube the view extends far over the hilly landscape of Eastern Styria. The holiday home, together with several outbuildings, is situated on a 45,000-square-metre plot with an orchard and flower meadow, an (organic) chokeberry field and its own forest.
A house near the beach, but yet off the beaten tourist track? There you go! This is the motto of the holiday home GEHTDOCH (‘There you go’) in the Klützer Winkel region between the Hanseatic City of Wismar and the Baltic seaside resort of Boltenhagen.
Take your extended family or friends to Denmark! The ensemble of buildings in the Odsherred region in the north-west of Zealand offers plenty of space and special living experiences: the minimalist architecture of the Barn House stages space, light and views and is in dialogue with the traditional Farm House.
In the Umamma apartment in the small Tuscan town of San Miniato, the Middle Ages are combined with industrial style. The apartment is extraordinary and will elicit a "Wow!" from many guests—or "umamma" as they say in Tuscany for something unexpectedly amazing.
Zeitz – located in the south of Saxony-Anhalt between Jena and Leipzig – is a city in upheaval. One of the initiatives intended to revitalise the former industrial town is the conversion of a former pasta factory into a creative location.
The large white diamond pattern in the entrance area are already suggesting it: Aux Losanges in the Tschiertschen mountain village in the canton of Graubünden is no ordinary traditional mountain chalet - even if it almost appears to be one from the outside.
The turquoise shimmering lake Walchensee lies virtually at the feet of the Urfeld House. Situated on the edge of the forest at the northern tip of the alpine lake, the house was planned with great emphasis on sustainability.
A magnificent mountain panorama and pure air are the constant companions when spending a holiday at the Faazihaus in the Swiss Alps. The solid timber building on a sunny south-facing slope in the tiny mountain village of Martisberg was built in the 1990s on the foundations of a historical farmhouse.
Palermo is a city of contrasts, where baroque splendor meets morbid charm and a lively atmosphere. In the capital of Sicily, Stefan Koppelkamm – graphic designer, photographer, author and university lecturer – has fulfilled his dream of having his own atelier in a baroque palazzo.
Wasserkoog is considered one of the most beautiful villages on the Eiderstedt peninsula. There are old farmhouses surrounded by the typical North Frisian landscape with meadows, pastures and a wide horizon.
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.
Haus Dellacher is considered one of the most important architectural monuments in Austria. The building is an early work of the Austrian-American architect Raimund Abraham, who achieved international renown, particularly through the construction of the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York.
Concrete and the Middle Ages! Zum Egle 1336 is a B&B with two rooms in the historic old town of Constance. It is situated on the second floor of a heritage listed half-timbered house, which also houses a shop, the owner's architectural office, and his family apartment over its four floors.
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.
Old meets new - in the hills of Styria, surrounded by meadows and forests in a wonderfully secluded location, a 200-year-old farmhouse was juxtaposed with a modern glass building that literally stands against the slope with the help of a 40-metre-long natural stone wall.
Romy and Miro close to the German Baltic Sea coast are two holiday homes that are truly full of character: they’re simple but have that certain something. With small surface areas, but a generous sense of space. Their location between Hamburg and Berlin makes them perfect for urbanites weary of the city and who long for the countryside and the sea.
The Castellaccio Suite is a hideaway for two with a fantastic view over the Umbrian hills, all the way to Lake Trasimeno. It is situated at 600 metres above sea level near the village of Piegaro on the border with Tuscany. Cocooning was the keyword for the property’s Belgian owners when they began planning the house: they wanted to create a retreat for two people that would be truly surrounded by nature.
Temple 74 in Mellau in the Bregenz Forest is a new project by Evi and Jürgen Haller. The Tempel 74 apartment buildings too skilfully combine tradition and modernity, as well as superb architecture and craftsmanship.