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Designed by architects for travel enthusiasts: Our curated collection of outstanding holiday accomodations – also via map. Do you already know our new entry?

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Hotel / AT – Austria
Lermooser

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Next stop Lermooser: the course was newly set for the listed railway station at the foot of the Zugspitze. Since then, the friendly hotel has been delighting guests with its bright rooms, easy-going kiosk and sustainable concept.
House / IT – Italy
Ca’ Giuconda

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The walls of the former patrician house Ca' Giuconda are over 500 years old. Situated in a beautiful borgo - one of the "Borghi più belli d'Italia" - it towers over the Piedmontese vineyards and masterfully stages its patina.
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House / DK – Denmark
The Frame House

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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.
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Apartment / CH – Switzerland
Jacob 1808

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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.
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House / PT – Portugal
Casa Linear

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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.
House / DE – Germany, Schleswig Holstein
Holnis22

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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.
House / PT – Portugal
The Banana House

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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.
Apartment / Bavaria, DE – Germany
Schneeganserhof

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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.
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Apartment / PT – Portugal
Casa 1923

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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.
Hotel / Berlin, DE – Germany
Wilmina

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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.
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House / IT – Italy
Villa Francioli

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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.
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House / IT – Italy
Casa Balate

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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.
House / IT – Italy
Casa Agila

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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.
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House / AT – Austria
Das Chalet

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On the sunny slope of the Nordkette mountain massif, 900 metres above Innsbruck in Tyrol, lies this small but beautiful chalet. The listed, traditional wooden house was built almost a century ago in 1935 and has been renovated and converted into a holiday home only recently.
Apartment / DK – Denmark
Saftstationen

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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.
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House / ES – Spain
The Artist Tarifa

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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.
House / DK – Denmark
TheNordicX

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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.
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House / CH – Switzerland
Stalla d’Immez

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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.
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House / CH – Switzerland
Casa Raslei

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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.
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House / CH – Switzerland
La Stalla

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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.
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House / IT – Italy
Aristo House

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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.
Apartment / DK – Denmark
Vesterlandet

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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.
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House / DK – Denmark
onedown

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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.
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House / IT – Italy
Villa Sorriso

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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.
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House / DE – Germany, Saxony
Umgebinde 1657

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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.
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Hotel / CH – Switzerland
Hôtel des Horlogers

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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.
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House / IT – Italy
Cedä M

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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.
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House / FR – France
U Magazinu

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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.
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B&B / PT – Portugal
Na Travessa Suites

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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.
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Hotel // House / AT – Austria
Peterhof

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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.
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House / IT – Italy
Casa Kera

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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.
House / IT – Italy
House Engadein

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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.
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Hotel / IT – Italy
Anders

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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.
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House / NL – Netherlands
Lake House

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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.
House / IT – Italy
Waldturm

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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.
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House / AT – Austria
Heumond

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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.
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Apartment / IT – Italy
Ida

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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.
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House / SE – Sweden
Bergaliv Söderloftet

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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.
Apartment / IT – Italy
Parcloft

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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.
House / DK – Denmark
The Triangle

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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.
House / Bavaria, DE – Germany
Schedlberg

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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.
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Apartment // House / IT – Italy
Larix Lodge

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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.
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House / IT – Italy
Casa Salvati

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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.
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Hotel / IT – Italy
Hotel Villa Mayr

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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.
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Apartment / AT – Austria
Iselhof

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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.
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House / CH – Switzerland
Schilana 80

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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.
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House / AT – Austria
Benedikta

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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.
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House / FR – France
Maison Hiltiti

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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. 
House / CH – Switzerland
Chasa Padrun

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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.
House / SI – Slovenia
Kambra

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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.
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