Mirror Houses are two luxurious holiday homes in South Tyrol for 2 to 4 guests each. Their modern design is surrounded by apple orchards and incredible views of the Dolomites.
How would you describe Modern Chalet in a nutshell?
The chalet is a place to find peace in the South Tyrol Dolomites in Italy. You live in complete harmony with nature and you can literally feel the presence of the mountains surrounding our valley. The timeless and unique architecture adds a special touch to the experience of staying at this holiday home.
What was your motivation to build such a modern chalet and rent it to holiday guests?
In the beginning we were not planning to rent the chalet to holiday guests, it all happened rather spontaneously. We loved the idea of sharing this beautiful and magical chalet with other people and for us it is a wonderful opportunity to welcome guests from all over the world, and to bring the world to our small and quiet mountain hamlet.
Please tell us a bit about the architecture and the interior design of the chalet.
The opportunity to build a house for yourself doesn’t come very often in life. And since we are both architects, we knew that we now had the chance to realise our personal vision of architecture down to the smallest detail.
The result is two houses that reflect our vision of modern architecture while preserving a very strong link to the region and the tradition – that reference was really important for us.
The holiday chalet was designed using only local material and there is a constant interaction between the house and the nature through the materials used and the large windows opening up to the outside. There is a perfect harmony between the white surface of the Dolomite-concrete, the custom-made wood furniture from the typical mountain pine and the old rustic furniture from the area.
To you personally, what is so special about the chalet?
The architecture. And the fact that it is just a house but so much more.