Villa Vals is a gorgeous holiday retreat built into the alpine slopes in Switzerland with a large facade that offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains. In the design plan of Villa Vals, architects Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Müller of architectural firms SeARCH and CMA, respectively, sought to create a sustainable structure that could be completely integrated into the landscape without disturbing the surrounding wilderness while utilizing local building traditions and materials.
The ample stone patio opens to a dramatic view of the mountains and features plenty of space for entertaining, a Dutchtub – or wood-fired hot tub, grill, and creative spaces for firewood storage. The home has enough space to comfortably room 10 people.
Though the majority of the house is underground, the open facade allows for plenty of natural light to enter the building. Several Dutch designers contributed to the interior design of the villa; concrete walls, natural stone steps, and oak doors all contribute to the rustic ambiance that further incorporates the home into its beautiful landscape.
The villa is thermally insulated and uses only hydroelectric power generated by a nearby reservoir. It sits near Switzerland’s famous Therme Vals spa, a resort built over the thermal springs in the area. In addition to the spa, visitors to the area can enjoy skiing, walking, cycling, and visiting the village of Vals within walking distance.
“Villa Vals is a unique combination of architecture and interior design in an astounding Swiss environment. It combines the vicinity of all essential facilities with a fantastic view of untouched nature…”
Via Villa Vals