At Home Around The World: Elegant Villa With Alpine Views

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Walls of glass overlooking Swiss Alps

Presented by Anastasia Zhirenkina, FGP Swiss & Alps

The mental image of a Swiss alpine home is often one following a traditional design—gabled roofs, protective eaves and interiors consisting entirely of wood. But a quick look at the current market of towns and villages along the Alps and one will discover a range of ultra-modern properties.

Modern kitchen with sleek design.

Combining the sophistication of a contemporary design with the serenity of a mountain setting, these modern residences offer access to supreme natural scenery without sacrificing elegance. One such property, a contemporary villa in Crans-Montana, exemplifies this balance of the refined and the natural.

Bedroom with access to balcony and mountain views.

Designed with its exceptional surroundings top of mind, the five-bedroom villa features a southern-facing orientation and walls of glass for a 180-degree of the Alps. The sleek architecture and clean use of natural materials make for a structure that stands apart from its mountain setting while feeling completely integrated.

Soaking tub with views of Swiss Alps.

Rising four stories with service from an elevator, the well-appointed property includes an array of amenity spaces, including a cinema room, fitness room and wellness area with an indoor jacuzzi. Other notable amenities include a surveillance system, a 12-car garage and a remote-controlled fireplace.

Bottle of wine on outdoor table with views of Swiss Alps.

The interior flows freely into the villa’s balconies and terraces thanks to massive sliding glass doors, allowing for upscale living amidst one of the world’s most dramatic settings.

Trees surrounding modern villa in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

About the area: Crans-Montana is a picturesque resort town nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Located in the Valais canton of Switzerland, this charming destination is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. The town offers a perfect blend of modern amenities and traditional Swiss charm, with upscale hotels, fine dining restaurants and boutique shops dotting its streets.


Spencer Elliott is Forbes Global Properties’ content manager. His journalism on prestigious real estate is regularly seen on Forbes, USA Today and The Los Angeles Times.

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