The Mirror Houses near the South Tyrolean town of Bolzano almost disappear as if by magic, when you approach them from the back: mirrored glass on the rear façade reflects the surrounding countryside and the neighboring farmhouse. The house opens towards the front with a large glass façade which fades with curved lines into the black aluminum shell of the side walls. The building is split into two units shifted in height and length. It is slightly raised position above the ground making it seem to float and offering better views of the apple trees and the mountains. The scenic view is also the focus of the two apartments. Central area is the living room with floor to ceiling windows; bedroom and bathroom are located at the rear and are lit and ventilated through skylights. Each apartment has a covered terrace and a private garden. In summer the pool area behind the building – with swimming pool and bar – is available to the guests of both apartments.
What to do
The Mirror Houses are set in the marvellous surroundings of the South Tyrolean Dolomites, amidst a beautiful scenery of appletrees just outside the city of Bolzano.
Why we like this house
The Mirror Houseshave many facets: transparency and closenes; round, curved shapes of the front and a linear, mirror-smooth back; sparkling white interiors as a contrast to the black aluminum shell.
This house is great for
For lovers of architecture and nature.
Details of the property
Region/Town: IT – Italy, South Tyrol, Bolzano
Name: Mirror Houses
Scenery: between apple trees surrounded by Alpine peaks.
Number of guests: Two guests (plus 2 on bed sofa) per house, a total of four to max. 8.
Design: Peter Pichler Architecture, Bolzano
Published: ORF2 08/19