In the village of Guarda, Switzerland appears as if taken right from the pages of a storybook. The village, situated on a sunny south-facing terrace high above the River Inn in the Canton of Grisons, is the home of the Swiss children’s book classic Schellen-Ursli and is famous for its historical village centre. The winding alleys are lined with well-preserved 17th century Engadine farmhouses. One of these houses is Chasa Padrun, which is situated on the outskirts of the village in a very scenic location with a beautiful view of the valley and mountains from the garden. Swiss architect Urs Padrun and his family live in the rear part of the building, the former stable. He converted the separately accessible front part of the house into a holiday home.
The historical house with its typical thick walls, small windows and large wooden gate has been carefully refurbished. The original room layout has been left unchanged. The Sulér, the entrance hall with open fireplace, now serves as a spacious living and dining room. The long table can seat up to 12 people. Adjoining on one side are a wood-panelled parlour, the kitchen with vaulted ceiling and the bathroom in the former pantry. The upper floor has a similar floor plan. There is also a large common room that can be used for playing, working or living. At its side—a few steps higher—are three cosy bedrooms: completely built of wood, with low ceilings and small windows. The furnishings transfer the historical house to the present day. Design classics and linear pieces are combined with the antique furniture and lend the old Chasa a fresh, casual atmosphere.
Fotos: Nelly Rodriguez
What to do
The village offers many possibilities for walks, hikes, mountain and ski tours in an unspoilt natural landscape. Wellness and sports facilities for every season and every need can be reached within 30 minutes. There are various cultural sights in the region (e.g. the Nairs artist house with art gallery and art laboratory, Muzeum Susch or Tarasp Castle).
Why we like this house
Chasa Padrun is a child-friendly house, where you live in an authentic style, but not as if you were in a museum. Its homely atmosphere makes it a beautiful place for the cold season. In summer, the garden with its wonderful alpine panorama is very inviting.
This house is great for
Families, holidays with friends. The room upstairs is ideal as a playroom for children, musicians praise it for its acoustics. The house is also suitable for smaller celebrations (other guests can find accommodation in the village).
Details of the property
Region/Town: CH – Switzerland, Grisons, Guarda
Name: Chasa Padrun
Scenery: On the southern edge of the village in a very scenic location
Number of guests: Max. 6 adults, with kids 8
Architecture: Old & new
Completed: 17. Jh., 1995 / 2017
Design: Urs Padrun, Guarda
Published: different magazine sin the end of the 90s; Atrium, Ideales Heim
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