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pantera AG Not only a property but a mountain retreat: Energy efficient and luxurious chalets on the Swiss Lauchernalp Who does not dream of owning a retreat, a second home away from home in the middle of a breathtakingly beautiful landscape? The newly built chalets at the Lauchernalp Eden Mountain Estate by real estate expert Pantera AG offers buyers exactly that – and much more: a typical Alpine building with modern touches built to highest energy standards. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN | PHOTOS: PANTERA AG

With a view over the valley and the surrounding mountains, the chalets and apartments at the Lauchernalp Eden Mountain Estate provide the best the Swiss Alps have to offer: untouched nature, good transport connections, local restaurants and bars and an abundance of activities during summer and winter. The Lauchernalp lies above the Swiss community of Wiler, in the German speaking part of the CantonValais. Situated on a sunny terrace with views over the valley, the Lauchernalp is only a small holiday settlement with local amenities like restaurants and a panorama ropeway. Unlike

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other regions, the Lauchernalp still boasts its original charm. Alpine living with a modern touch The Lauchernalp Eden Mountain Estate consists of 26 two and three-story chalets (131 to 277 square metres each) and 54 apartments (49 to 235 square metres) spread over three buildings. The architecture and matching interior design are a mixture of typical alpine style and a modern approach: open plan living and southfacing panorama windows, high ceilings and light-flooded rooms. Modern bath-

rooms and high-end surfaces made of wood and natural stone complete the interior design.To give customers a choice, two design lines are under offer: nature and classic. DAVINCI HAUS is building the chalets as prefabricated timber frame construction, making wood the essential – and natural – element used in building. “The prices vary between 7,500 and 8,000 Swiss francs per square metre,” says Michael Ries from pantera Sotheby´s International Realty, who have the chalets under exclusive offer,“this is absolutely favourable in comparison with other buildings currently offered in the Swiss mountain region.” The price includes using public areas like the Eden lounge with its excellent restaurant, a bar and a pool, fitness and wellness area. If required, a concierge offers hotel-like service according to individual demands.