Patrician Villa in La Punt /St. Moritz
La Punt/ St. Moritz, Switzerland
To connoisseurs, Engadin’s mountainous beauty is known as one of the most beautiful areas in the world and for good reason. St. Moritz with its slogan “top of the world” is representative of the superior quality of the entire region.
Chesa Albertini, nestled into this magnificent landscape and hugging the shores of the Inn river, has been in the possession of the Patrician family Albertini for the past 350 years. Until today.
La Punt-Chamues is located in the Swiss Canton of Graubünden (Grisons, GR), 1.700m above sea level, only 15 kilometers east of St. Moritz at the foot of the Albula Pass, in the sunny high valley of the Oberengadin region.
A majority of farmhouses and Patrician villas from the 16th and 17th century give the village its very special character.
From Zurich or Milan, you arrive in La Punt in ca. two hours. Ten kilometers west of La Punt is the airport Samedan, which may also be used for private jets.
According to traceable evidence, construction of the house, which is still known as Chesa Albertini to this day, began around 1600. During a reconstruction project in 1665 the building received its stately appearance.
In the 19th century the outer form was redesigned once more.
In the latest construction phase over the past decades, while taking great care to preserve all of the historic rooms, all floors received new living rooms, bedrooms and baths to include contemporary, luxurious comfort.
The stunning interior took 10 years to refurbish yet retains traditional features including original oak panelling and 17th century frescoes.
Three floors with an ample living space of almost 1.000 sqm include eight charming en-suite bedrooms and one master bedroom with a fireplace. Elegant and spacious, there are endless living areas including four reception rooms, inviting historic rooms for comfortable lounging and dining, two kitchens, six bathrooms and one separate guest bathroom for the Talvo.
During the recent renovations, one dramatic change occurred to the Talvo (the barn): it has evolved into a generous, very comfortable meeting area for the house, with its 8m (26 foot) high ceiling and a size of 72 sqm.
Hannes Bühler, the Swiss fashion designer with Grison roots, enthusiastically took on the role of shaking up the interior design and architectural notions.
Textile wall panels, cashmere fabrics and a color spectrum of burnt orange, light beige, dark brown and a warm flannel gray create a unique atmosphere and combine the long tradition of the Chesa Albertini with the contemporary style of luxurious Engadin-living.
The plot and the usage:
Chesa Albertini is situated in the heart of the village of La Punt, directly at the shore of the river Inn and consists of the Chesa and an old moulin. The moulin is completely built out to the highest standard and has on the first floor an ample living and dining area, kitchen and guest bath and two large bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor.
The plot has a total size of 2.176 sqm. The moulin includes 400sqm land for building development, does not fall under historic preservation rules and might, including the parking lot, make room for a new building.
There are several potential scenarios of usage and enlargement of the Chesa Albertini.
• The main house and the moulin could probably be increased by up to 30% in total gross floor space (ca. 300sqm), as long as no new or separate unit is created by this.
• A fully commercial use of the whole estate seems to be possible. The zoning of the area would allow it, and a potential project would be subject to negotiation with the city hall.
• The size of a new construction in the existing premises will be subject to negotiations with the city hall, too, but we expect to have a minimum of 680 – 1.200 sqm.
Chesa Albertini was used in the past as a high-end luxury holiday rental or as a location for company or art events.
Under usage of the new construction potential the development of a small luxury hotel is possible.
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La Punt/ St. Moritz, Switzerland