Situated just below the church of St. Georg in the historic center of the Valais village of Ernen you find one of the oldest and best preserved pagan houses (Heidenhäuser) in the Goms region. Dating back to the 15th century, the house does not show its age, as it has been re-clad in new larch shingles. Much emphasis was placed in preserving the historical elements of this typical Valais house and to reuse the original building fabric wherever possible. Thus the kitchens and dining tables were made of old wood, which was left over during the renovation. Parts that could not be retained have been replaced with untreated local timber.
In the house are two apartments, each with a large eat-in kitchen, a living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom. In the living room of the ground floor apartment is an old Giltsteinofen from 1576 and an antique buffet from 1822. The upper apartment has its own entrance on the ground floor, from which a new staircase leads to the first floor. In the kitchen you can find the Balkenkopfkam typical of the Gommer Heidenhäuser and also the Heidenenkreuz remained. The minimalist interiors bring the historical details to the fore and small modern highlights ensure that the rooms are not museum-like at all.
Since the house is located on the slope, an outdoor seating area is directly accessible from the upper apartment. Both apartments can also be rented together – in this case, the connecting door can be opened.
What to do
Hiking, skiing, walking, concerts and readings. In the summer, the music festival "Musikdorf Ernen" takes place in Ernen.
Why we like this house
Apartments with charm and character. The minimalist interior highlights the historical building substance.
This house is great for
For lovers of historical houses.
Getting there without a car: Ernen can be reached all year round by public transport. Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn from Brig to Fiesch, there connection with the post bus to Ernen.
The art historian Diana Pavlicek studied art, film and media studies in Zurich. She has worked in the field of art and culture for many years and has also been responsible for the curation of several large corporate art collections. In addition to the fine arts, she has another great passion, namely historical houses. With great energy and a love for detail, she tries to make the stories of the houses she renovates come alive, without making them feel like a museum. The aim is to combine the contemporary with the historical, creating an atmospheric composition in which you simply feel at home. And, of course, there is always room for contemporary art.
|CH – Switzerland, Valais, Ernen
|Hüs üf der Flüe
|on the edge of a small village, surrounded by mountain peaks
|Number of guests
|two apartments for 4 persons each, maximum 5 with extra bed or baby bed
|Architecture: abgottspon werlen architekten, Visp; interior design: Diana Pavlicek, Zurich
|The Weekender 33/2019, schoenstezeit.de 7/2019, Dwell Magazine, 7/2017, Brigitte 18/2017, MyRoom 2017/18, Haus und Wohnen, 2018, Häuser modernisieren, 4/2017, md Interior | Design | Architecture, 6.12. 2017, Abenteuer Alpen, 12/ 2017, Häuser modernisieren, 2/2018, SI Grün, 10/2018
|Historical, Listed building - old, Old & new
|8+ (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Family, Garden, Hiking, Mountains, Skiing, No car needed
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