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. Each of the three holiday flats opens up to the southwest with large window fronts and its own outdoor space facing the mountain panorama. The ground floor flat features a terrace. The first-floor flat has a loggia that can be closed with sliding windows and can thus be used as either an indoor or outdoor space all year round. The balcony of the attic flat is partly hidden behind wooden slats and therefore has the character of an intimate retreat.
Natural materials from the region determine the character of the Larix Lodge, especially larch wood that inspired its name. The façade is made of dark-glazed larch wood with rough sawing marks; in the interiors, the floors, walls and ceilings are made of white-oiled larch. Some of the pieces of furniture that were specially made for the house are built of the same material. The ambience is homely but by no means rustic. The straight-lined design, purist fireplaces, concrete worktops in the kitchens or the dark colouring of the built-in units in the attic flat add a modern touch. The bathrooms and showers are designed with Passeirer gneiss. Lime-plastered walls and steps with cement plaster lend the staircase its special character.
Each flat has its own sauna where guests can relax after a day on the ski slopes. The pistes are directly in view from the flats, and it is possible to set off on skis directly from the house (ski-in / ski-out). In summer, the hiking area is practically on the doorstep.
What to do
The holiday home is located at 1,400 metres above sea level, surrounded by the UNESCO Nature Parks Puez Geisler and Fanes-Sennes-Braies. Summer: hiking and mountaineering in the Alta Badia hiking area (over 400 km of hiking trails), via ferratas and climbing tours, mountain biking, e-biking or road biking, golfing, horseback riding, fishing, tennis. Winter: skiing in the Alta Badia ski area (130 km of slopes) and Dolomiti Superski (1200 km of slopes), tobogganing, cross-country skiing, hiking and snowshoeing, ice skating, panoramic flights, horse-drawn sleigh rides.
Why we like this house
The Larix Lodge combines tradition and modernity with comfort and purism. Here you live surrounded by nature: the flats are characterised by the natural materials and the view of the alpine landscape.
This house is great for
Couples, families, activity holidays, recreation in nature
Certified ClimateHouse Nature A
|Region/Town||IT – Italy, South Tyrol, La Villa|
|Scenery||In the village surrounded by meadows|
|Number of guests||Max. 13 in 3 flats (2 x for max. 5, 1 x for max. 3 guests)|
|Design||Christiane Agreiter (architect), Zürich|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Family, Hiking, Mountains, Sauna, Skiing, Wine, excellent sustainability|
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