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Halbhaus – Andermatt Chalet

Halbhaus – Andermatt Chalet

The Andermatt Chalet in the historic center of the Swiss mountain village goes by the name of “Half House”. Its other half was destroyed decades ago by a fire and then replaced by a parking lot. The London architect Jonathan Tuckey converted this traditional stone and wood house dating to 1780 into a home for his family. Since moving his main residence back to London, he has also rented it out as a holiday chalet.

The house is arranged over four levels, which are connected via the originally preserved ladder-like wooden staircase. Its centerpiece is the combined kitchen, dining and living area on the second floor. By removing parts of the ceiling to the attic, a light-flooded double-height space has been created. Whitewashed panels and light wooden planks, gray wall plastering, a black kitchen and a pared-down interior: the resulting ambience is brilliantly airy and arguably more Nordic than Alpine. One floor up you’ll find a bedroom with a work space on the gallery which can be separated from the living room by a folding door. Two additional bedrooms and a Stube (snug) are located on the first floor. With their low ceilings and the old wood paneling, these rooms have a more traditional feel.

What to do

There is a sauna in the basement. The house has a good collection of books on local architecture and is an excellent starting point for visiting the works of Galfetti, Snozzi, Olgiati, Zumthor, Camindo, Koolhaus etc. Shops, restaurants and ski lifts are within walking distance. In good snow conditions, the house can be reached on skis. In summer you can set off from the front door by bicycle, with golf clubs, hiking boots, climbing gear - or even paragliding equipment.

Why we like this house

The revival of this historic house with its beautiful symbiosis of old and new is a pleasant counterpoint to the "mundane" holiday resorts which are currently under construction in Andermatt.

This house is great for

Families

Sustainability

Getting there without a car: Trains from Basel, Lucerne, Zurich, Zug or Bellinzona stop every hour in Göschenen. There is a direct connection to the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (10-minute ride to Andermatt).


Halbhaus – Andermatt Chalet
Halbhaus – Andermatt Chalet
Halbhaus – Andermatt Chalet
Halbhaus – Andermatt Chalet
Halbhaus – Andermatt Chalet
Halbhaus – Andermatt Chalet
Halbhaus – Andermatt Chalet
Halbhaus – Andermatt Chalet

Details

Region CH – Switzerland, Uri, Andermatt
Name Andermatt Chalet
Scenery Mountain village in the Swiss Alps
Number of guests 2 to 6 people
Completed 2015
Design Jonathan Tuckey Design, London
Published ELLE Deco UK, 3/2017, Dwell, House and Garden, AD, Umbauen + Renovieren, Das Ideale Heim
Architecture Historical, Old & new
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-6 (house/apartment), Family, Golf, Hiking, Lake/river, Mountains, Sauna, Skiing, Workation, No car needed
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