Situated in the Tyrolean Alps, Turmhaus Tirol is built into the gradient of a steep mountain slope and reaches up six floors into the sky. The lower three floors are dug into the slope itself and form the concrete foundation for the wooden structure. Flamed larch boards of different widths, some of which overlap, give structure and character to the façade. The windows, arranged according to functions of each room, also liven up the reduced design of the building, with its wide cantilevered saddle roof.
The garage is on the third basement level and can be reached via a driveway cut into the mountain. A cascade-like staircase leads to the second basement level with a billiard and wine room and further up to the first basement level housing the entrance area and the guest suite. Thanks to its hillside location, this suite is at the ground level on the south and west sides and opens with a broad window to the terrace. The living and sleeping area, and further bedroom, bathroom and sauna are grouped around the central kitchen block with an integrated fireplace.
The ground floor then comprises the main living area with a lounge and dining area by the fireplace and an exquisite kitchen. On the first floor there are two bedrooms and a bathroom, and under the roof there is another open bedroom with a work corner and spa area. Several loggias offer sheltered outdoor spots with spectacular mountain views.
The rooms are characterized by their contrasts in materials and by their high-quality fixtures: fair-faced concrete, board stacking walls, and natural stone floors meet perfectly crafted larch wood furniture. Selected pieces of designer furniture and a mirror wall in the attic set fine accents.
What to do
The house is located at the entrance of the Austrian Gerlostal Valley near Zell am Ziller. Mountain biking, hiking, climbing, rafting and skiing (Zillertal Arena).
Why we like this house
An understated, restrained house with detailed interior design, in which natural materials and perfect craftsmanship form a wonderful liaison.
This house is great for
An exclusive holiday house for couples, small and large families, groups of friends of up to 8 people. The house can only be booked as a whole.
Details of the property
Region/Town: AT – Austria, Tyrol, The Ziller Valley, Zell am Ziller
Name: Turmhaus Tirol
Scenery: At 1200 metres in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps
Number of guests: Max. 8 in 5 bedrooms
Published: Wallpaper 2/2020 et al