Urfeld26 has undergone an amazing transformation from an old 1960s Ferienhaus into the modern weekend hideaway, designed by the Munich-based duo, Arnold / Werner Architects.
The Ferienhaus is set on a hill, overlooking the crystal waters of the nearby Walchensee lake. We reach our destination after a short, yet steep climb. However, the effort is not in vain – the house is situated on a slope, surrounded by stone paths that turn into extensive wooden terraces. From here, you can enjoy an expansive view of the distant hills and the vast, still surface of the lake. The view is truly idyllic and breathtaking.
Once you've soaked up the view, you can take a closer look at the project itself. The façade is entirely clad in evenly placed timber. The shape of the roof makes a subtle reference to the local architecture – its slight curves act as a minimalist element that brings a fresh and modern touch to the façade.
Just upon the entrance, you will be immediately drawn to the vast open space with a significant height of 5.5 m. It's only divided by the main wall, which is actually the only partition between the kitchen and the spacious living room. Additionally, the wall doesn't touch the ceiling, it extends slightly above the heads of the guests, and each of its openings is carefully planned, so that everyone might have an occasion to let their eyes wander. This feature introduces a sense of airiness.
The interior is mainly constructed of various integral wooden elements. The floor is oiled whitewashed birch. The high ceiling is entirely covered with veneered panels. The blockboards furniture dominates the master bedroom. The high quality of workmanship and attention to detail evokes the clear vision of architects that is both natural and modest in appearance. This atmosphere conveys the same feeling of peace and gentleness as the surrounding landscape.
In the living room, the only decorative element is the staircase with its zigzag line, made of solid wood. This hypnotic line leads guests to discover an intimate space situated in the corner of the house, on the mezzanine. Small but functionally planned, it houses two double beds and a toilet unit. Above, a neatly placed skylight will make the guests' nights memorable, as it ensures that the dark starry sky can pour gently into the interior of the house. The Urfeld26 greenhouse is able to accommodate up to 6 people.
In addition, the front terrace with its panoramic view sauna helps you truly immerse yourself in this special place. The feeling of cold water on your skin as you stand in the outdoor shower and admire the views is something one does not easily forget.
You can find more info on the rental of the Urfeld26 via URLAUBSARCHITEKTUR, a website that lists inspiring holiday homes and hotels across Europe.