Leis is a hamlet of several old wooden chalets, a white chapel and a small restaurant, located in the mountains above Vals in Graubünden. Here, at 1,500 meters, the internationally renowned architect and Pritzker Prize winner Peter Zumthor built three wooden houses: the Oberhus, the Unterhus and the Türmlihus. The houses, which are slightly different in size, each extend over three floors. They are exquisitely furnished and feature high quality facilities: designer furniture and lamps, teak bathrooms, and kitchens fitted out with all appliances from a steamer to a raclette grill. The Türmlihus has a sauna.
Built of solid wood, the “Leiserhäuser” paint an intimate, homely picture and maintain a warm, cosy indoor climate. Through new construction techniques, Peter Zumthor has managed to incorporate large panoramic windows into their traditional log-style structure. The floor-to-ceiling windows extend from wall to wall and frame the landscape. Each room has spectacular views; especially impressive is the view from the living rooms on the top floor of the houses. They are fully glazed on two sides to create the experience of a closed observation deck. In winter, you can sit by the wood-fired oven and look out at the snow-covered slopes. In summer, you can enjoy a greener view on the sunny terrace or balcony.
Pictures: Ralph Feiner
What to do
Hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and the spa 7132 Therme.
Why we like this house
Stunning houses ! Impressive in terms of location, views and architectural finish!
|Region/Town||CH – Switzerland, Graubünden, Leis ob Vals|
|Name||Zumthor Vacation Homes|
|Scenery||in the mountains above Vals|
|Number of guests||Unterhus: 5 people, Türmlihus: 5 people, Oberhus: 6 (+2) people|
|Design||Peter Zumthor, Wikipedia|
|Published||Noble&Style, schoener-wohnen.de: "Urlaub mit Stil: Hotels und Ferienhäuser in den Bergen" 8/2016|
|Special Features||close to "7132 Therme & Spa"|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), 1-8 (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Mountains, Sauna, Skiing, Workation|