Spectacular views can be had from almost every space of this Mountain Retreat, thanks to its wonderfully unique location and design incorporating glass walls. It’s beautifully minimalist design serves to highlight the breath-taking expansive views, letting the location serve as its inspiration at every turn.
Built incorporating an old retaining stonewall, the aptly named Mountain House by Italy’s Modo Studio takes advantage of the sloping location to maximise the house’s different levels. The entrance can be found on the upper level, where the house also hosts the kitchen space and open plan living room.
The lower level is accessible through an internal staircase, which leads down to the master bedroom, a compact office room, another bedroom and even a sauna area. With plenty of built-in storage space this house has been designed to create a functional living space that optimises a relaxing atmosphere. Natural materials have been used throughout, further emphasising the surrounding natural landscape and inspirations. Expansive panes of glass are framed in black, juxtaposing the view and creating a beautiful contrast with the wooden floors.
Modo Studio’s Mountain House has a magnificent view over vineyards and striking Adage valley to the farthest Tessa mountains. The building’s structure has been made entirely of glass walls and steel, which creates a direct relationship with the landscape and surrounding exterior. This is further enhanced by the outdoor terraces, which have been placed either side of the living room to create a continuous flow and open the house up to its natural surroundings.
The secluded 141-square-metre home is situated in Laives in South Tyrol in northern Italy. A perfect space for getting back to nature, Modo Studio finished the Mountain House in 2005 for a private client.