House Schwarzwaldstrand, on the outskirts of Bad Herrenalb, reflects the love of the owner – a trained timber boat builder – of wood and water. The massive wooden building, constructed according to ecological criteria, is located on an almost triangular plot, bordered on its long side by the river Alb. The 50-meter-long river bank has been carefully redesigned and integrated into the design of the garden.
The house consists of three L-shaped units: two are on the ground floor while the third is on the upper floor, providing access to the river through an exterior staircase. These units are connected by a large entrance hall, which offers guests the opportunity to meet up or even celebrate. The 75 square meter apartments are built according to practically identical floor plans: one wing features two bedrooms, the other an open space for living, eating and cooking. These rooms open out with large windows to the south facing terrace and offer views of the river and wooded slope. The apartments are characterized by the striking contrast of bright walls and ceilings of white-lacquered solid timber boards and dark floors of anthracite-colored stoneware.
What to do
Cycling and hiking trails in the immediate vicinity. The heated forest swimming pool is 100 meters away. The city can be reached on foot in 10 minutes. From May to September 2017: The Garden Show in Bad Herrenalb.
Why we like this house
The L-shaped floor plan makes optimal use of the shape of the property. Each apartment benefits from the view of the river and offers as much privacy as possible. With its spacious entrance hall, the house is also suitable for joint holidays between several families.
Details of the property
Region/Town: DE – Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Bad Herrenalb
Scenery: Small village in the northern Black Forest
Accommodation: House, Apartment
Number of guests: Three apartments with two bedrooms for 2-6 people each
Design: Marc Oei, Lederer-Ragnarsdottir-Oei, Stuttgart
1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), Apartment, Baden-Württemberg, Beach, DE – Germany, Energy efficiency, For 2 families, Garden, Group (house/hostel), Hiking, House, Lake/river, Modern, No barriers