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An historic residence in the heart of the Austrian mountains

18 May 2021

From the splendor of the Belle Epoque to the reality of a modern holiday home, welcoming and full of character, made unique by Bronzetto’s creations 

 

We are in Bad Gastein, Austria, a magical place with breathtaking views, thermal waters and places steeped in history, called the “Monte Carlo of the Alps”. With its peaks exceeding 3000 meters and towering over the glaciers of the Hohe Tauern, this charming Belle Epoque location has a lot to offer, not just for sports enthusiasts. Here at the foot of the historic center of Bad Gastein, in the quiet district of Badbruck, stands Villa Kraft: the new name of the centenary “Haus Lindebner”, a 19th-century building that had its glory years during the Belle Epoque and then long abandoned until purchase in 2019 by a young Dutch couple.

The house, consisting of a ground floor and three other floors, has been transformed and divided into a holiday home consisting of 4 completely independent apartments, equipped with all comforts and balconies overlooking Bad Gastein or the Schlossalm ski area, on the side of the house flanking the ‘Kotschachtal’ river. On the ground floor there are the common areas, the eat-in kitchen, the living room and the games room, which leads to the “skiraum” (ski storage) and saunas through the garden.

 

Inner restoration

The careful restyling has kept the external appearance and structure of the original house intact, while playing on the interiors, giving the rooms a more essential and modern touch, but absolutely relaxing and comfy. The pastel colors integrate perfectly with the various natural shades of the many wooden elements the best part restored. There are many references to the mountains, but never excessive and dampened by continuous industrial-style contaminations such as the lighting creations of the Wormhole and Satellite lines, designed and created by Bronzetto. In its two declinations, floor lamps and wall lamps, the Wormhole line, belonging to the Brass Brothers & Co. collection, gives a vintage touch and a contemporary flavor to the central staircase, kept as it was originally, and to the common room, also thanks to the chromatic choices.

Lampshades, ranging from shades of mud to classic black with gold leaf interior match with natural brass finish structures and the black Marquinia marble of the base of the Wormhole 02 floor lamp. The spotlights used mainly in the living areas of the apartments, belong to the Satellite collection. This choice represents one of the most popular solutions for lighting in recent years: versatile and not bulky, they are able to direct the light exactly where required, enhancing a certain point or furniture, characterizing modern and essential environments.

 

WORMHOLE

The peculiarity of the WORMHOLE lighting product line of the Brass Brothers & Co. collection by Bronzetto is certainly represented by the characteristic lampshade with a double system of lights, designed to illuminate the two hemispheres of the space in which it is located, in symbolic parallelism between the past and the future of the company. Available in many shapes and sizes, from floor lamps (simple, reading or with more joints), to ceiling chandeliers, table lamps and single or articulated wall lamps, all the varieties of Wormhole lamps can be completely chromatically customized, choosing from different colors and finishes for the aluminum of the lampshade and the brass of the structure, as well as among the different types of marble bases, of which there are color variations from Marquinia black, to Carrara white, from Alpe green and Emperador brown.

 

SATELLITE

SATELLITE is the line of lamps with a brass structure designed by the Florentine artist and graphic designer Agnese Matteini for the Brass Brothers & Co. collection by Bronzetto. The Satellite lamps are characterized by the double cylinder shape of the lampshade, in painted aluminum, which, thanks to the articulated arm, can be rotated and directed as needed and customized according to one’s taste in one of the bright RAL colors available. Essential and clean, this collection with a contemporary flavor can be used in every possible lighting solution, from wall lights to table lamps to floor lamps, and can also be further customized in the sizes and multiple brass finishes.

As well as the centenary “Haus Lindebner”, Bronzetto tells a story, that of Florentine master craftsmen, able to combine long experience and in-depth knowledge of materials and their processing with the creativity and high professionalism of their team, to renew the magic of a refined beauty aligned with the new trends in living spaces.

 

IL BRONZETTO

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