Pförtner Penthouse

Stress relief with history. The Pförtner Penthouse between Schliersee and Tegernsee is a fusion of industrial and alpine design with unconventional charm, which may be due to the origin of the house. For this purist modern holiday accomodation in Hausham, Upper Bavaria, in fact dates back to 1869 and was once the gateway to the mines in the region. During the core renovation in 2021, an architecturally straightforward penthouse extension was added to the former gatehouse, which today with its four holiday apartments guarantees deep relaxation and a sweeping view of the Schliersee mountains.

This idiosyncratic and successful combination not only offers further options, but also gives the historic, industrial-looking building a new flair. The interior also reflects the stylistic tension between simplicity and warmth, brutalism and cosiness. Clear lines and open construction meet natural materials and homely accessories.

The structure made of regional spruce wood provides for a special indoor climate, the heated exposed screed for cosy coolness and the generous layout of the apartments for an airy ambience. Each of the penthouses has an individual name, is suitable for two to four people and opens on to the surrounding wooden terrace where you can enjoy the panorama. For example, you can watch shooting stars in the “Starry Nights”, trace Bavarian craftsmanship and its cross-generational flow of knowledge in the “Caskade” dive into your own personal adventure in the “Wild Within” or in the “Mirabell” which stands for harmony with nature. This runs like a common theme through all the holiday apartments, as most of the furniture was made directly in Hausham, including the four-poster bed made of Swiss stone pine, the oak dining table or the kitchen block made of Black MDF (medium density fibreboard) to the steel elements in the kitchen and bathroom. All textiles have also been sourced from local suppliers, while chairs and armchairs are made from recycled plastic. Wherever possible, the Pförtner Penthouse comes full circle – from furnishings to history. An ideal place to regenerate.

Manufaktur Eham is not only the host of the Pförtner Penthouse, but also responsible for the conceptual design and masterful craftsmanship of the entire interior. As a down-to-earth as well as experimental mixture of carpenters, craftsmen, designers and architects, the medium-sized company from the Tegernsee Valley is always concerned with the holistic approach – deeply rooted in tradition and with a visionary view of the future.

What to do

Situated between two picturesque lakes – the Schliersee and the Tegernsee – every season here reveals its own charms: hiking on the Brecherspitz, skiing and sledging at Spitzingsee, Sutten, Sudelfeld or Wendelstein, night tobogganing on the Obere Firstalm toboggan run, cross-country skiing on Hausham's trails, swimming in and sailing on the lakes, cycling, mountain biking or e-biking, wellness in the Monte Mare lakeside sauna, golfing at the Tegernsee, Bad Wiessee, Valley or Margarethenhof golf clubs, excursions to the Slyrs Neuhaus distillery, the Markus Wasmeier open-air museum or Gmund Büttenpapier [Gmund handmade paper factory], visiting forest festivals in summer or Christmas markets in winter or co-working in the Office Manufaktur on the 1st floor of the Pförtner house.

Why we like this house

Industrial style mountain holidays – nothing is hidden here, but it obviously plays around with the history of the region.

This house is great for

Families and couples who love nature and value quality living. Those who prefer to be productive with a view nature can rent the Office Manufaktur on the 1st floor and combine work and holiday.


Can be reached without car: Hausham/Bayrische Oberlandbahn train station 450 metres away; e-mobility: at the house.


Region/Town DE – Germany, Bavaria, Hausham
Name Pförtner Penthouse
Scenery Between Lakes Schliersee and Tegernsee with a view of the Schliersee mountains
Number of guests 4 apartments for 2-4 guests each
Completed Year of construction 1869 - complete renovation 2021 - penthouse extension 2021
Design Eham, Hausham
Special Features Some apartments are pet-friendly.
Architecture Modern
Accomodation Apartment
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Golf, Hiking, Lake/river, Loft, Mountains, Pet-friendly, Skiing, Workation

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One Comment

  1. Wunderschönes, sehr sorgfältig eingerichtetes Appartment. Wir haben uns sehr wohl und willkommen gefühlt. Praktisch mit Parkplatz unten und Fahrstuhl. Bäcker und Wanderwege fußläufig. Großartige Landschaft… wir kommen hoffentlich wieder. Ideal für ein Paar.
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