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. In reality, however, it follows a precisely planned arrangement: the roof ridge of the houses is arranged parallel or at right angles to the casemate wall that borders the site. Since the roof ridge runs diagonally, this design principle is only apparent at second glance.
The diagonal roof ridge lends the houses their special charm and adds sophistication to the plain buildings. It is also reflected in the floor plan: the diagonally arranged interior walls create unconventionally shaped rooms – open plans with free space upwards and views of nature through the completely glazed gable ends. The windows are clustered on two sides of the houses, thus emphasising the clean cubature and guaranteeing the residents as much privacy as possible.
The reduced, linear style of the architecture is taken up in the interior design. The ambience is defined by a triad of wood, concrete and black: walls clad in spruce wood; floors, washbasins and kitchen worktops made of concrete; furniture made of multiplex boards with black surfaces. The seating and lounging areas by the fireplace and reading niches make clever use of the space and are cosy places with a view into nature. Alternatively, the bedrooms also afford beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. At night, one can enjoy an impressive view of the starry sky (the area is part of the Eifel Dark Sky Park).
The ensemble consists of three 80 sqm single houses and four semi-detached houses, each with two 40 sqm residential units. Neugrad is located on the edge of the historical building complex Ordensburg Vogelsang and sets a counterpoint to the monumental neighbouring buildings. The site is now called Vogelsang IP (International Place) and serves as an exhibition venue, cultural and educational centre. The site is also the hiking centre of the Eifel National Park with the Eifelsteig and Wilderness Trails as well as several hiking trails around the Urft reservoir.
What to do
Each house has a Finnish sauna. Nature activities (hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, water sports, guided ranger tours through the national park, etc.); culture (museums, historical buildings, etc.); city trips (Cologne, Düsseldorf, Bonn, Aachen, Liège, Maastricht within a radius of approx. 100 km).
Why we like this house
“Edgy” houses full of character, combining simplicity with sophistication and opening up unusual perspectives.
This house is great for
Sporty-active or nature-loving couples, families or friends (with or without a dog).
Getting there without a car: train to Kall station (line of the regional express Cologne-Trier), from there by bus directly to the site (national park shuttle SB82).
E-mobility: Charging station 200 metres away
|Region/Town||DE – Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Northern Eifel, Schleiden-Morsbach|
|Scenery||in the Eifel National Park|
|Number of guests||11 units à 2-4 guests, max. 28 guests|
|Design||Mitto Architekten (Prof. Wolff Mitto & Tim Mitto), Hamburg; Interior design: Frederik Eichen and Frank Zweigner|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Family, Garden, Hiking, Pet-friendly, Sauna, EV-charging station, no car needed|
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