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How's this for whetting your travel appetite? Imagine the perfect summer day spent looking out at the Swiss Alps from this barn-turned-retreat home. Don't let the exterior barn door fool you: inside and out, this charming bungalow has some swanky features. Including solar panels to power it all.

A floating staircase, expansive windows, a comfortable (but stark) interior, locally-sourced concrete floors... This place has it all, but the view is the best part. What better compliment to such an environmentally-conscious home than to have nature provide all the art?

Read more: Check out all the stunning images, and learn more about the remodel at Inhabitat.

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(Image: Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects via Inhabitat.)