ISSUE 3  |  Belle Epoque

Hotels & Lodging: Looshaus in Kreuzberg, Austria

January 18, 2010 11:08 AM

BY Julie Carlson

Built in 1930 by Adolf Loos, a founding father of modernist architecture, the Looshaus in Kreuzberg, Austria, overlooking the Semmering and Rax mountains, was originally a mountain retreat for an Austrian industrialist. In 1959, the Steiner family converted it into a hotel and restaurant; members of the family have run it ever since. Rooms are sparingly furnished, with built-in furniture and unexpected color schemes (woodwork painted vibrant blue, for instance); we are especially enamored of the custom hardware throughout the house. Photos by Christian Redtenbacher for the Looshaus.