Overlooking Italy's Adige Valley, the Laives Mountain Retreat uses minimalist design to highlight its expansive views. The home is braced by an old stone retaining wall, leaving the back of the ground floor's master bedroom, bathroom, office, and sauna buried masked by the hillside. Aside from a kitchen island, the second-story living area is nearly bare to keep the space free from obstructions and distractions. This makes way for the nearly 360-degree views of the vineyards and Tessa mountains, provided by the steel and glass facade.
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