The apartment is located in a converted chalet of 1979 in the Upper Bavarian Alps. As it is typical for a Bavarian chalet you find the traditional wooden chairs and a pair of antlers on the wall. Apart from that, the studio has a modern, straight-line look featuring a concrete kitchen work-top, concrete ceilings and wall heating. Patterned oriental carpets and red cushions add colour accents. The pine wall, the fireplace and a fur on the floor create a homely atmosphere. Through large windows you have a picturesque view of the mountains and lake Walchensee, 100 meters away. The biggest mountain lake in Germany, it is also one of the deepest – and will fascinate you with its turquoise-green colour.
The temporary pop-up project Flushing Meadows Camp at Lake Barmsee is run by the same owner and architect. In order to counteract the Corona bustle, the traditional guesthouse “Maximilianshof” in Wallgau was pop-up renovated in June 2020. More information: The Flushing Meadows Camp at Barmsee.
What to do
Swimming, skiing, cross-country skiing (cross-country skiing right on the property), walking / hiking, football, tennis, sailing, rowing, golf / mini golf, horseback riding.
Why we like this house
The modern interpretation of a chalet very close to the beautiful Walchensee lake: modern and cosy; with alpine accents, but without any kitsch.
This house is great for
Couples and small families. Nature lovers.
Details of the property
Region/Town: DE – Germany, Bavaria, Walchensee (Lake Walchen)
Name: Alpenchalet Walchensee
Scenery: hillside location with view of lake and mountains
Number of guests: 2 - 4 people
Design: Arnold / Werner
Published: Best Architecs 2012, Trendsetting Mountain Treasures (Braun 2013), Alpenorte / Alpine Retreats (Edition Detail 2014), Traumhäuser in den Alpen ( Callwey 2015), Where Architects stay ( Braun 2017)
Awards: Best Architects 2012