Villa Reichenbach – Frankfurt

Taunus, Germany, Sold, £5,632,000,


Villa Reichenbach is a masterpiece of modern architecture led by duo Brammer Etchegorry. The stunning property can be reached by a private road and is being built on a plot of up to 13,784 m² in an extremely open but calmingly quiet area in Königstein Falkenstein. The property has 650 m² living area divided into two levels and an additional basement level.

A total of six large bedrooms, four daylight-filled bathrooms, a wellness area with sauna and gym and a separate au-pair area. The light-filled property is divided into a large living/dining area with fireplace, music room with cinema, an open plan professional kitchen with working areas made of local slate stone, library, the study, wine cellar, and many other room possibilities.

The heart of the property comes in the form of the central patio and this green core connects and joins the various rooms of the house. From each room, you have visual axes and a unique view of the surrounding nature and the protected Reichenbachtal. All rooms also have access to the balconies and expansive terraces with a lily pond and natural pool. A retractable garage for at least six cars with direct access to the house completes this architectural highlight.

What makes this Kobu?

What makes this Kobu?

The Materials

The selection and use of materials by Frank and Luis is a beautiful example of a minimalistic approach. Natural stone has been used for internal walls strengthening the concept of being close to the ground and landscape. We particularly appreciate the use of large glass facades and vertical wood lamella devices, that flood the property with heaps of daylight whilst the panels act functionally to control the sun's impact and create all-important privacy - not that you have neighbours to worry about.

The Nature

Frank and Luis approached the project with the aim to design the house around the concept of living surrounded by nature. We are impressed with considered use of light, green areas and the ability to open the home right up to the surrounding landscape through large sliding doors blurring the line between indoor and outdoor living. Oh and did we mention, the property has it’s own lake.