Today’s Vacation Rental is a modern/rustic timber house with 360-degree views of the snow-covered Swiss Alps. (Think you’ve got snow where you are? Ummmm, no…)
Outside, there’s crisp mountain air, hiking, skiing. Inside there’s a clean-lined, modern Swiss interior by a famous Swiss architect.
(Are you feeling a bit like a character in a Bond movie? Because I am…)
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Let’s take the full tour of this modern-rustic Swiss vacation rental with dramatic mountain views…
Located in Graubünden, this stylish holiday home is part of a small community of a dozen or more houses clustered around a chapel that dates to the early 17th century.
The light is clear. The night skies are intensely starry. And in warmer months, the meadows are filled with wildflowers.
Everywhere you turn, the juxtapositions are amazing. Those awesome white butterfly chairs against the timber wall. The rooflines of traditional architecture through a huge, plate glass window. Perfect.
The dining table, light fixtures, beds, daybed, bedside tables, coffee table and wooden wash basins are all designed by famed Swiss architect Peter Zumthor.
So much wood in one space could feel overwhelming, were it not done so masterfully. In this kitchen and dining area it works perfectly. Practical, simple, elegant and luxurious all at the same time.
Even the bathroom is finished out with wood, wood and wood, accented by wood.
And I’m totally groovin’ on it!
Oh, but sorry – back to that view. (I just can’t help it!)
Imagine this for a moment…
You are awakened by the first rays of sunlight. (You left the curtains open on purpose.) As you slowly open you eyes, those breathtaking mountains fill the frame. Enveloping you. As you rest in your warm, wooden cocoon.
The interior reflects the exterior in this house, and vice versa. The solid-beam construction means that you see the beams and you feel the psychic weight of the timber. The wood is your anchor.
You need that sturdiness around you to moor you to the mountain.
The buildings nestle into the hillside like a new, but natural part of the landscape.
I love the stillness of this place. How about you?
Are you ready to go to Switzerland?
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