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Haus Ariasana

A house from the 1950s with a charred black wooden façade and a Victorian-looking interior in French Grey.
A stone staircase leads up to the Ariasana holiday home, which is situated on a hill above the Graubünden mountain village of Vals. Once at the top, not only does the alpine 360-degree backdrop of the Vals valley open up, but also a thoroughly renovated chalet with a jet-black façade. Shou Sugi Ban is the name of the technique used in Japan to charr the wood in order to protect it from atmospheric influences; it gives the house its modern appearance and distinctive character. Inside, a warm contrast sets the tone: the Victorian-era colour French Grey bathes the entire house in a soft, pleasant light – from the wood panelling in the living rooms to the tiles in the bathroom and the fixtures. This is harmoniously combined with a natural wooden floor and bright, clay plastered walls.
The original floor plan of the house was maintained and brought into the present day: The kitchen, dining and living room are distributed on the upper level, with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide all spaces with light, sun and versatile views all day long and lead to a spacious balcony. From the well-equipped kitchen, you can see the church tower of Vals as well as Peter Zumthor’s legendary thermal baths. 
At the back of the house, there is a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a guest bedroom with adjoining shower and a library. The ground level houses a studio room with day bed and another double bedroom with toilet.
All rooms are simply and elegantly designed and furnished with a mix of design classics, traditional Vals farmhouse furniture and contemporary art and photography. In front of the entrance, a stone deck offers stunning vistas over Vals. Aria sana.

What to do

Hiking, mountaineering, biking, skiing, cross-country skiing, sledding, winter hiking and snowshoeing in the Valsertal, Val Lumnezia, Safiental, Val di Blenio and Rheinwald, wellness in the world-famous Therme Vals, the architectural highlight by Peter Zumthor, architectural tours through the mountain village, enjoying regional cuisine, a visit to the Gandahus museum of local history as well as various cultural activities throughout the year.

Why we like this house

Style-conscious renovation in an architecturally exciting environment

This house is great for

Friends, families and lovers of Therme Vals


Region CH – Switzerland, Grisons, Vals
Name Haus Ariasana
Scenery In a panoramic location on a hill overlooking the Graubünden mountain village
Number of guests Max. 6 (in 3 double bedrooms)
Completed 1950s; renovation 2023
Design Reidun Dolva Grand (architect), Zurich
Specials The house is only accessible on foot via a paved stone staircase. A parking space is available at a nearby public car park.
Architecture Old & new
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-6 (house/apartment), Hiking, Mountains, Skiing, Spa

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