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We’d Totally Live in This Wine Cellar High Up in the Tyrol

With our cities now so laughably unaffordable, thousands of British Columbians are stuck imagining wonderful homes instead of living in them. Spaced is a record of our minds wandering the world of architecture and design, up and away from the unrewarding realities of shoebox condos, dark basement suites, sweet f~ck all on Craigslist and three levels of government that couldn’t give a damn.

(via) I’ve been inside a few wine cellars over the years, but not once have I ever thought to myself, “I’d totally live in here.” That makes the one at Pacherhof a first. Located in the mountains of the Tyrol in Neustift-Vahrn, Italy, the 6,350 sqft building was designed by Bergmeisterwolf Architeckten and completed in 2018, with the majority of its structure underground. Granted, it’s a lot more space than my family could ever possibly need, but perhaps a wine storage side hustle would make it more affordable…

– All photos by Gustav Willeit –

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