Situated in a discrete location in the picture-postcard mountain village of Lauenen, a romantic mountain village which enjoys a truly idyllic setting. The old timber houses and the beautiful church are testimony to a strong awareness of tradition. The nature reserve on Lake Lauenen features impressive waterfalls, glaciers and upland moors.
Chalet Valhalla is an exceptional chalet and the epitome of 21st-century Alpine-property design. This impressive residence (around 500m²) offers a secure luxury retreat only 7km from the chic year-round resort of Gstaad and combines the highest-quality traditional craftsmanship with the latest modern technology – for the ultimate in comfort, convenience, and efficiency.
E5 teamed up with Switzerland’s renowned Matti Architektur team to create the breathtaking bespoke design, which complements the structure and its surroundings.
Chalet Valhalla has a traditional hand-carved façade, with balconies, created by highly skilled craftsmen. The experience of these traditional artisans is also evident in the quality of the oak-finish walls in the large principal rooms.
This ‘smart home’ benefits from state-of-the-art ‘Digi Haus’ domotics. The system affords remote control of lighting, heating, electronics, security shutters etc, via an app. The owner can arrive at their warm and welcoming well-lit chalet, for immediate enjoyment.
Energy-efficient vertical closed-loop geothermal technology – ground source heat pump – provides underfloor heating as well as hot water throughout each property.
The chalet has six spacious bedrooms, and an 8-person lift (comfortably accommodating a wheelchair) to all floors.
Picture-book wooden chalet homes and glorious natural surroundings make the charming Alpine village of Lauenen the perfect choice for homeowners who desire tranquillity and privacy. Lauenensee lake, the impressive Geltenschuss waterfall, and Wildhorn glaciers are nearby – whilst the glamorous Gstaad, with everything it offers, is only around 7km away.
Gstaad, this sophisticated ‘grande dame’ of ski resorts, has enduring appeal for European royalty, celebrities, and international tycoons. Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, Prince Rainier, Bernie Ecclestone, and George Soros are amongst those who have valued Gstaad’s sophisticated luxury, picture-postcard Alpine village scenery, and wealth of year-round outdoor pursuits.
Beyond the winter-sports season, mountain-biking trails, tennis courts, swimming pools, polo club, and even a golf course are available. Hiking opportunities include the spectacular Glacier 3000 and Peak Walk suspension bridge. The Menuhin Festival, Hublot Polo Gold Cup, Swiss Open Tennis, and Hot Air Ballooning International Week are some of the annual cultural and social highlights. Free of traffic, the village is home to designer boutiques, including Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and Cartier. Gourmets will appreciate the gastronomic offering – including Michelin-starred restaurants.