I read House & Garden UK for stories like this. I love builds and interiors authentic to their heritage and surroundings and this home is a perfect example.
The owners of a chalet in the Austrian Alps set out to build a retreat that would replicate the feel of an old traditional fishing lodge. With designer Tino Zerduvacchi and architect Peter Helletzgruber, a less-is-more approach was applied respecting the local rural simplicity but keeping comfort at the forefront of the plan. Unrefined wood is used throughout adding texture and warmth while creating a sense of age. Modern conveniences are concealed, such as underfloor heating necessary to keep the open plan warm throughout winter and top of the line appliances are hidden behind rustic cabinetry. Furnished with collected pieces typical of the region emphasizes the informal Alpine feel while making it difficult to place a time stamp on the build.
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