Tourists who have fallen in love with the baroque splendour of Vienna are often quiet shocked to come across modern buildings in Austria’s capital, such as those designed by award-winning architects like Hans Hollein, Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Zaha Hadid and Jean Nouvel.
So why shouldn’t a private client join them in breaking the mould of this magnificent history and decide on a HUF house – a building that represents a symbiosis between the craftsmanship of traditional timber-frame construction and contemporary architecture – pre-fabricated yet planned with extreme individuality, stylistically striking yet sustainably timeless?
In the stately parkland, the white timber-frame house stands out as a striking property with its double monopitch roof, whose outer contours hint at what lies inside – reflecting cool light from its glass surfaces throughout the day and, at night, aglow with interior rooms bathed in warm light. The most distinctive feature is the large roof overhangs that have a protective effect on the elegant balconies where you can find a choice of sunlight or shade at all times of day.
Outside the house there is a summery living space, delightfully laid out and spacious.
The terrace lounge with fine wooden decking and awning invites you to siesta during the day, and fiesta at the weekend with your charming guests.
A dip in the blue water of the pool is a well-deserved reward for many hard working days.
A house like this in the middle of a major European city – who would have thought it?