Vertical play with staggered dimensions. High up on the mountain and close to its elements sits the Waldturm holiday house, a modern interpretation of the traditional Ladin architecture of the Puster Valley. With a towering stature, five storeys, a pointed gable and ever-changing perspectives. From here, you can look far and wide over the area of St. Lorenzen and into the scenic Dolomites, or into the calming green of the neighbouring forest. The architecture not only plays with the different levels of the slope, but also with the contours of the house in different dimensions – which creates unusual spatial arrangements. All materials are inspired by nature and deliberately kept rough, both outside and in. The contrasting and harmonious combination of light wood and grey concrete blends in with the mountain landscape and merges cool clarity with pleasant warmth.

The approx. 130 m² are spread over five floors and offer a well-suited room layout, especially for families with two children. In the basement there is a ski storage room which, in addition to a bathroom, has all kinds of amenities, including a ski boot dryer. The kitchen with a large dining table and covered terrace forms the grounded base, above which the rest of the “house within a house” rises. On the first floor, a lounge area consisting of a sofa, armchair and fireplace awaits guests for sociable evenings or a sunny midday nap after skiing or hiking. The glass floor insert is an eye-catcher, opening up the view to the lower floor and providing extra light. On the second floor you’ll find a bathroom and the bedroom with an integrated study clad in wood: a calming workspace close to nature for digital nomads. And under the roof, the children’s room unveils a cosy nest with a “pointed” view. A weather-protected, spacious veranda on the first floor and a balcony on the second floor provide even more space to breathe the fresh air while enjoying the stunning view. Here you can read, nap and relax until the mountain calls again.

What to do

Hiking around the Drei Zinnen, from forest trails to high alpine via ferratas, mountain biking or cycling along the PusterBike cycle path, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, snowshoe hiking and ice climbing, swimming in the natural bathing pond in Taufers, golfing, wellness, South Tyrolean culinary delights, an excursion to Taufers Castle or shopping in Bruneck.

Why we like this house

Modern alpine architecture with a clear, minimalist character and surprising proportions.

This house is great for

Particularly suitable for a small family with two adults and two children.


Region/Town IT – Italy, Bruneck in South Tyrol, St. Lorenzen
Name Waldturm
Scenery At 1300 m altitude on the northern side of the Lüsner Alp
Number of guests Max. 4
Completed 2021
Design Stefan Hitthaler, Bruneck
Architecture Modern
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Family, Hiking, Mountains, Skiing, Wine, Workation
Same ArchitectPanoramahaus 1314

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