At first glance, Bergloft Privà in the mountain village of Degen in Switzerland’s Lumnezia valley looks like an ordinary stable typical to the region: an airy log cabin built upon raw stone foundations. Yet if you look closely – and especially when the lights are turned on in the evening – you will see large windows hidden behind these timber logs. Underneath its original shell, a modern holiday home awaits you.
During its conversion, a wooden frame construction was fitted into the old stable. The large windows in this inner frame allow plenty of light to flood the rooms, filtered through the timber beams of the outer façade and creating a wonderful interplay of light and shade. The original wooden beams have also been preserved indoors. They ensure a cosy, rustic atmosphere and provide a structure to each room. On the first floor, they divide the living area and kitchen-cum-dining room, and upstairs they separate the sleeping gallery from the open space above the living area. Up here beneath the roof, there is a dormitory for four people, and on the ground floor there are three bedrooms housing up to six people. There is also a communal space for social gatherings at the large dining table or at the sitting area by the fireplace. And in front of the open kitchen, there is a south-west facing terrace.
What to do
A sauna in the house, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, hiking, biking, golfing, cultural experiences, trips throughout the Surselva District (restaurants in the area, Flims, Laax, Chur, Therme Vals), the Lumnezia Open Air music festival.
Why we like this house
A perfect symbiosis of old and new, and offering both rustic flair and modern comfort.
This house is great for
Families or holidays with friends.
Details of the property
Region/Town: CH – Switzerland, Lumnezia Valley, Degen
Name: Bergloft Privà
Scenery: In the heart of the village Degen, in the idylliac region of the Surselva
Number of guests: 1-10
Architecture: Old & new
Design: STAUFFACHER AEMISEGGER architekten gmbh, Frauenfeld | Triboltingen