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In Austrian homes, the kitchen is king, its eckbank — or corner bench — an essential element. “It often feels,” says Danish architect Sigurd Larsen, “as if guests never really make it further” than this room.

With the Mountain House, Larsen’s inaugural project in Austria and his first in an Alpine setting, he and his team tried to emphasize the centrality of this social hub, situating it where the cantilevering house meets the slope of the hillside plot. “We really wanted [the homeowners] to be able to experience the slope from inside the house as well,” says Larsen, whose practice, Sigurd Larsen Design & Architecture, is located in Berlin. Next to the all-important corner bench, a staircase follows the incline of the landscape and...

A Dramatic Villa Emerges From Austria’s Mountain Landscape

No matter where you sit, stand or walk, this high-altitude home by Berlin-based architect Sigurd Larsen offers a feast for the eyes. He made sure of it.

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