This Swiss chalet is unlike any other you'll have seen. The contemporary, Zen-inspired take on the traditional mountain-dwelling has been voted one of the top 10 chalets in the world.
It is a unique house that honours the traditions of both Alpine living and the Zen approach to living mindfully, it's a resort and modern home in one.
After six years of careful construction, Chalet Seven is going on sale for the first time. Take in the 200-year-old silver wood adorning the facades and crystal stone pillars adding strength and security. Special frameless windows allow maximum views and the moisture humidity system removes any effects of altitude.
And there is quite some altitude to contend with. Chalet Seven is situated in the exclusive hamlet of Plans Mayens above Crans-Montana known as 'The High Plateau'. It is renowned for 300 days of sunshine—the highest in Switzerland—and astonishing views of 1,000 mountain peaks, including Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.
At 1,600m in elevation and with more than 140km of wide-open runs to ski or snowboard, Crans-Montana is a winter wonderland. Located on the Plaine Morte Glacier, the area is blessed with year-round snow and boasts one of the oldest ski runs.
Chalet Seven provides 1,750 square meters of accommodation including every possible facility and amenities a discerning family would expect with a design fusing Asian and international styles from renowned London and Swiss Architects.
Additional features include a pitched roof overhang to protect terraces and guests from snow; multiple fireplaces; Onyx bar; morning kitchens with a champagne fridge; outdoor lounges and a fire pit; seven impeccably landscaped gardens featuring ginkgo, white birch, larch, cloud pine, and maple trees. What more could you want?
The house was designed using the Zen principle of the five cycles of living – water, wood, fire, earth, and metal. Its decor is distinctively nature-inspired and unpretentious, in dialogue with the magnificent scenery that surrounds it.
The true luxury this home offers is the opportunity to live at a slower pace, surrounded by natural materials and textures.
Chalet Seven (opens in new tab) will auction next month via Concierge Auctions in cooperation with Anne-Marie Dubuis of Valimmobilier.
Currently listed for CHF 27M, the property will sell with No Reserve to the highest bidder. Bidding is scheduled to be held on 21–26 May via Concierge Auctions’ online marketplace, ConciergeAuctions.com.
'This is an incredible opportunity to own one of the most luxurious chalets in all of Crans-Montana', said Dubuis. Even better, as part of Concierge Auctions' Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing of the auction will result in a new home built for a family in need.
Anna is Consumer Editor across Future home titles. She contributes to Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home and Real Homes, and she has a background in academic research. She is the author of London Writing of the 1930s. Not just an expert in consumer shopping trends, she has also written about literature, architecture, and photography, and has a special interest in high-end interior design.
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