Modern alpine living in architecturally designed homes with sweeping panoramas
High in the heart of the Swiss Alps, this property is stylish mountain luxury at its best. A showcase of sophisticated design and jaw-dropping beauty, it is located in one of the best-kept secrets in all the Alps, the historic village of Leukerbad between Lake Geneva and the Rhône Glacier.
Sitting at an altitude of 1,411 metres, this authentic Swiss mountain village, in the heart of the stunning mountain landscape of Valais, is famous for its curative thermal waters and spectacular Alpine backdrop. Added to that is its old-world charm, security, and a great outdoor lifestyle, making it a very attractive proposition.
Thanks to its extraordinary mineral waters, Leukerbad has been the site of thermal baths since Roman times and remains the largest thermal spa and wellness resort in the Alps. Few thermal baths in the world are as pure, breathtaking and holistically effective as the historic springs in Leukerbad.
As deeply and addictively relaxing as the Leukerbad thermal waters can be, there is no shortage of activities. Skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, mountain biking, scooter biking, paragliding, cross-country skiing and climbing are just some of the activities in the Valais Alps. As one of Switzerland’s five Olympic training bases, Leukerbad offers Swiss athletes ideal conditions to prepare for the Olympic Games.
With over 50 kilometres of downhill skiing on the doorstep, the winter season offers exceptional mountain adventures. Sun worshippers and lovers of the alpine terrain will be in awe of the magnificent views of the surrounding Valais Alps peaks that reach 4000 metres. Leukerbad is accessible to places like Zermatt, Crans-Montana and Saas-Fee, all of which are within an hour by car.
The vast and extensive network of trails in the Gemmi and Torrentalp regions offer a paradise of the most breathtaking hiking trails in the world, including hikes into the thermal spring canyons themselves. Many trails are also suited for mountain biking. For golfers, there is an 18-hole course at the Golf Club Leuk, run by Swiss PGA professionals.
Some of the highest-altitude vineyards in Europe flourish on the outskirts of the village, proof of the amazing amount of sunshine and heat the region receives both summer and winter.
Leukerbad is conveniently located and easy to reach: Bern (2.50 h), Geneva (3.00 h), Zurich (3.10 h) and Basel (3.20 h).
Surrounded by some of the most majestic peaks in Switzerland’s
famed Valais region, the deluxe property enjoys an elevated position, overlooking Leukerbad and opening onto the three great mountains, the Daubenhorn, the Balmhorn and the Torrenthorn.
The striking residences have everything you could possibly want in a home. The stunning architecture, spectacular interiors, scenic setting, dramatic views and unmatched amenities provide a modern lifestyle of prestige and luxury.
The design strikes a masterful balance between classical tradition and the clean, streamlined freedom of modern design, alongside masses of glamour. Slate-roofed structures of stone and timber, designed by the renowned architect Michael Graves, highlight the magnificent property and pay homage to some of the finest chalet architecture in the Alps.
The residences are generous in size and limited to just 30. Fabulous for entertaining and serene living, the mountain homes offer 137-225m² of opulence. The elite residences are available in one, three and four bedrooms, kitchens with state-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances and high-tech quartz composite worktops, bar with wine refrigerator and generous terraces or balconies. Blending seamlessly into the alpine environment, the elegant homes boast panoramic views of the mountains and valley.
The reverence demonstrated for tradition is heartfelt, apparent in the split-log walls, wide-plank floors and high, beamed ceilings, as well as the grand stone fireplace – made from boulders found in the area – that dominates every great room. The rustic wooden balustrades on the private terraces, sheltered by the building’s deep eaves, echo the Swiss chalets of the 19th-century golden age of mountaineering.
Expansive and airy floor plans reflect modern living tastes, a spirit reflected in the oversized proportions of the rooms as well as in the giant panes of glass in every room opening onto the magnificent Alps.
Interiors are stylish and contemporary, with an elegant colour palette against natural materials such as reclaimed oak, translucent white quartz, charcoal green slate and smoke grey granite.
The pièce de résistance, however, is that this is the world’s first development featuring indoor and outdoor thermal spas, with water from deep mountain springs tapped directly into each private residence. Each residence has its own dedicated, unlimited supply of Leukerbad’s fabled thermal water and mineral salts.
Each master suite has its very own personal spa facility, with an indoor-outdoor soaking pool, a steam room and an indoor master bathtub, all of which are fed by dedicated water lines directly from the thermal spring. Most sublime of all is what is probably the best bath in the world. Made of heavy, dark wood and situated next to both the suite’s fireplace and the folding glass wall with its majestic view of the Alps, the massive free-standing soaking tub is the ultimate indulgence.
One of the most carefully thought-out features of the personal spas is the sun shower, a personal steam room and multifaceted shower cabin. Housed in glass and limestone, the radiant-heated cabin offers a range of drenching or misting shower settings such as water curtain and tropical rain. In addition, the cabin functions as a steam bath and has a state-of-the-art chromatherapy function.
One of the more decadent indulgences is the sumptuous moon bath, an oversized soaking tub set into the Concetto stone slab on every terrace. Designed for either solitary or social use and accessible from both the master spa suite and living area, and equipped with Jacuzzi water jets, this larger tub can accommodate up to six people. With the outdoor fireplace close at hand and surrounded by history’s most fabled mountains, the outdoor soaking tub is the perfect way to relax.
There will be an impressive array of luxury amenities awaiting residents, including a 5-star hotel, 900m² spa with treatment rooms, fitness studio and pool, restaurants, wine bar, private lounge, private wine cave, screening room, game rooms, children’s club, panoramic lobby/salon area, branded boutiques, doorman, ski valet and expert concierge services.
There will also be a Residents’ Club, offering owners a comprehensive array of refined lifestyle services, which extends to other properties in the developer’s collection. The developer retains ownership of certain residences at each property and makes them available exclusively to members of its Residents’ Club who wish to spend time at a property other than the one at which they have purchased.
This is the chance for the few to have their own bit of sanctuary in this little-known alpine gem.
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