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She wanted it to be a quiet and calm place, a retreat in nature far away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the daily work routine. A place where you don’t hear anything but the rustle of wind and the chirping of birds. The owner of this Rubner house is an architect herself and has fulfilled her long-awaited dream of transforming an old family guesthouse in the middle of the Bellunese Alps into a natural retreat. A place to relax, to recharge one’s batteries, a place for creative ideas. De Silvestro was inspired by the traditional “barns” in her design as she is a lover of mountains. The result is a gorgeous wooden home with many windows offering a breathtaking view of the countryside and whose shape and colour blend in perfectly with the surrounding forest.