This invisible home in the Italian Alps exemplifies modern minimalism – and it's available for rent
This ultra-stylish retreat combines Alpine luxury with Scandinavian design – and is entirely hidden from the rest of the world
If James Bond were an interior designer, we're sure he'd create a home very much like Freiform. The glass structure in the northern Italian mountains is a minimalist style-lovers utopia – complete with a monochromatic-hued scheme and Scandi-cool modern home decor ideas. Though, while we're inevitably admiring its distinctive interiors, its architectural design is what makes this property so indisputably mysterious.
Perhaps most notably, Freiform appears almost entirely camouflaged to the rest of the world, as its grass-covered roof effortlessly blends into the verdant landscape. Meanwhile, its unique curved shape follows the natural contours of the mountains, meaning it looks somewhat invisible, especially from above.
This glass facade is equally enjoyed from the inside, too, as the panoramic view provokes the sensation of rare seclusion and complete freedom.
Architect Martin Gruber designed Freiform as a part guesthouse and part nature reserve, but we admit, this is the chicest nature reserve we'd ever have the pleasure to discover. The interiors pay homage to the eternally beautiful Scandi-cool style, from its minimalistic accessories to the contrasting tones that flow from the crisp white bedsheets to the black matte bathroom.
Freiform epitomizes modern kitchen ideas with its multifunctional wooden island that includes discreet storage space and a hidden hob because this home is the master of secrecy, after all. Other ingenious bedroom storage ideas are found in the main suite, which uses a bookshelf to zone the space and create the illusion of two separate bedrooms whilst offering shelf space where you can unpack your travel reads.
The stripped-back palate and sparse furnishings create a juxtaposition against the colors of its surroundings whilst not distracting guests from the property's most significant asset: its view. Freeform's subtle scheme pairs alongside the ever-changing tones of the South Tyrolean peaks, so the guest house looks as majestic in all lights, from your morning coffee to your sunset aperitif on the grassy terrace.
Described as a living 'organism' by Martin Gruber, this guest house blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living to create an organic aesthetic that is hard to rival. And the best part? You can enjoy it all in complete secrecy. We told you, James Bond would be very happy indeed.
Freiform is hidden on a farm in the Eisack Valley in South Tyrol, Italy. The guesthouse houses 2-4 people and is available from Welcome Beyond for €340 - €400 per night.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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