Set in a lush Mediterranean garden near the historic center of the wine village of Kaltern am See, you will find an extraordinary ensemble of buildings: Villa Baronessa, a classic 1950s villa, and Villa Baronessina, her extravagant, modern “little sister”. Villa Baronessa, the former garden house of a noble palace, has been modernized and enlarged by an extension that corresponds to the structural forms of the old building, yet also refers, through the design of its façade, to the Villa Baronessina. The colour palette, conceived by the artist Manfred Alois Mayr, creates sensual-atmospheric rooms and highlights their architecture. The kitchen with its impressive vaulted ceiling is kept entirely white, while colours and shades set interesting accents in the other rooms. In addition to the living, dining and cooking area, the house features four bedrooms, another living room (with a sofa bed) upstairs, a sauna and a wine cellar. The terrace leads directly to the sun-deck with an infinity pool and broad views of the surrounding vineyards.
The neighboring pavilion-like Villa Baronessina may remind you of a Japanese tea house. Her hipped roof is a modern interpretation of the roofs typical to the area and also corresponds to that of the Villa Baronessa. On the ground floor, next to the sauna, there is a bedroom and a living room with a terrace (complete with a jacuzzi). The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area on the first floor is extended outdoors with a terrace and a sheltered patio. Under the roof – illuminated by a large skylight and glass wall – you will find another bedroom.
What to do
Hiking, cycling, swimming, sailing, surfing, fishing, golfing, skiing (by car you can reach seven ski resorts in one hour), snowshoeing, cross-country skiing.
Wine & Food, trips to the surrounding towns (Bolzano, Merano, Trento).
Why we like this house
Whether you’re looking for a classic villa or expressive modern architecture: both houses are sure to impress with their sensual and atmospheric rooms, beautiful views and location amidst a lush garden near the centre of the village.
This house is great for
Holidays with families and friends. If both houses are rented together, up to 16 people can be accommodated at a time.