The luxury 9.5-room chalet in the world-famous, sophisticated resort of Crans Montana (1,500 m) is one of the last remaining authentic timber houses in the region. Its charm has remained intact through the centuries. The robust basic construction, dating trom 1789, is built solely from local timber with no iron or concrète at all. Thé chalet as it stands today was completed in 1954. This rare find will appeal to connoisseurs who appreciate the genuine article, without compromising on the highest standards of comfort.
The international resort of Crans Montana
The Valais commune of Crans Montana, located at between 1500 and 3000 metres, is known as «Europe's most beautiful terrace». This year-round holiday, rela xation and sports resort is famed for its lifestyle and quality of living. The exclusive mountain village attracts an international public and elite athletes to top class events such as the Omega European Masters, the most prestigious European golf championship after the Bntish Open. Crans Montana boasts many highiights, of which the mountain running world championships, tennis tournaments, equestrian sports days, a hot air balloon festival, classic music concerts and appearances by highly paid star chefs are just a few. With hundreds of kilometres of hiking and panorama paths, mountain bike trails, snow-guaranteed winter sports, a casino, shopping at the 250 boutiques and wellness oases: Crans Montana offers variety, quality and a well developed infrastructure.
In the basement you will f'ind a heated garage, ski room, heating and hot water installations and a wine œllar.
There are aiso two guest bedrooms, one with shower and WC, the other with bath and toilet.
An elegant spiral staircase, which was forged in Veniœ, leads up to the ground floor.
The entrance to the ground floor and entry area is through a richly decorated solid timber door. A wardrobe area occupies a separate section. An attractive wooden archway leads through to the living room. This stylish room, which is flooded with natural daylight, is attractively decorated in warm shades and features intricately crafted, antique style double glazed Windows. An open fireplace in Italian marble provides élégance and harmony. The ceilings, doors and balcony are decorated with traditional wood carvings, with many of the motifs being repeated throughout the house. The generous 18 m2 south-facing balcony is accessible from the living room and is bathed in sun from morning to evening.
From here you can enjoy views over the breathtaking backdrop of the Valais Alps and over Lake Grenon. Next to the living room there is a fully timbered bedroom with separate bathroom and WC. The dining room, which is aiso superbly decorated with wood-work of thé finest craftsmanship, is connected to the kitchen via a convenient hatch. The self-contained kitchen is both spacious and functional and enjoys direct acœss to the paved patio and garden. There is a second eating area, with fitted corner bench, adjacent to the kitchen, and a room currently used as an office is located towards the rear of the ground floor.
A staircase leads up to the first floor and three further bedrooms with bathroom or shower and WC. Spacious storage is available on both sides, and along the entire length, of the house. Fitted cupboards throughout the chalet offer ample further space. There is a separate room for washine machine and tumble dryer.
The romantic garden around the chalet is fringed by local vegetation. A small stream runs across the northern edge of the 485 m2 plot, which is fenced for the most part. Access from thé chalet is from two sides, and is kept free all year round, summer and winter.
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