Idaho

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, the largest river in Schleswig-Holstein, and with a far-reaching view over the water. The location directly on the slope is as quirky as the name. At the same time, the building adapts exactly to the existing topography, so that at first glance it appears to be a bungalow, while a further living space with terrace opens up on the ground floor below.
A first eye-catcher is the cladding of the building, which is covered from the roof to the walls with earth-coloured French shingles. This special choice of materials is also continued in the interior. On the ground floor, not only all walls but also bathrooms are panelled with oak and the floor is laid in a herringbone pattern. Partially complemented by local Jura natural stone. Even the ceiling-high wardrobe in the largest of the three bedrooms disappears behind the overall panelling. In the living rooms, large window fronts and long ribbon windows create a bright atmosphere and reveal views of the landscape all around.
The entire interior design is a mix of minimalist design in the look of the 40s, 50s and 60s, complemented by playful details. In many places, there are exciting views of the endless flow of water, which can be spotted from every room.
If you follow the oak staircase downwards, you reach the garden level, which is bathed in dark green-grey to match the hillside setting. Here, too, there are plenty of vintage highlights, such as the round dining table made of rosewood, complete with chairs with original upholstery from the 1960s. If you look out of the window onto the water from here, you could almost think you were on the Snake River after all.

What to do

Bathing at the natural beach (approx. 200 m) away, surfing, canoeing, stand-up paddling, water skiing, fishing, cycling, walking, horse riding, boat trips, a visit to the weekly market (always on Friday and Saturday), various cultural events all year round, excursions to Friedrichstadt (canal town on the Dutch model only 10 km away), Husum (25 km) or Sankt Peter Ording with its "endless beach" (45 km).

Why we like this house

An eccentric house that is tricky to classify from any perspective, which is where it gains its special charm.

This house is great for

Families, couples. The house can also be divided into two units, making it suitable for two couples.

Sustainability

KfW 55 standard, air-source heat pump, green electricity, e-charging station directly at the house, for bicycles 300 m away, arrival by train or bus possible.

Details

Region/Town DE – Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Stapel
Name Idaho
Scenery Directly on the high banks of the Eider river
Number of guests Max. 5
Completed 2022
Design HMArchitekten, Christina Heeckt, Hamburg and Mathias Schründer, Hamburg
Architecture Modern
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Beach, Family, Garden, Lake/river, Pet-friendly, EV-charging station, No car needed

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