The House in Tschengla has become wonderful second home for its owners, after being built as a holiday home by the Innauer-Matt Architekten.
The residence allows its owners to live in two worlds because the other flat is located at the only 30-minute drive in the Western Austrian town of Feldkirch.
The alpine cabin benefits from a varied, untouched nature with alpine flora and views of the surrounding mountains. Tschengla is a plateau high above the village of Bürserberg and has become a very special place.
A little square cut into the hillside at the rear face opens the house to the street. The covered entrance leads inside, where a corridor that also houses the kitchen runs through the ground floor. This is the casual meeting place, the heart of the house.
A small step up is the dining area with corner seating and a big table facing south, its lower ceiling making it even more inviting and intimate.
A panoramic window stretches all along this side of the house, revealing the impressive mountain views. The wooden corner bench stretches further along the walls all the way to the fireplace, serving also as a bookshelf and fireside bench.
From here, a solid stairwell leads up to the attic rooms, opening up the rather small living area and giving it a surprisingly open and generous air. The Schopf, a kind of porch or closed veranda typical for the region, connects the kitchen/corridor to the west side of the house with outdoor seating, fountain, and a small herb garden.