Double Up In The Swiss Alps With Side-By-Side Chalets

The multimillion-dollar, side-by-side chalets lie in the village of Schönried overlooking the Saanen Valley in southwestern Switzerland (FGP SWISS & ALPS).

What better vantage point to take in the awe-inspiring Bernese Alps than from a genuine Swiss chalet? Or two.

These side-by-side chalets in the village of Schönried overlook the Saanen Valley in southwestern Switzerland.

bernese alps sit in the backdrop of chalets in southern switzerland's schonried village

Luxury homebuyers in southern Switzerland pay a premium for views of the Alps. These side-by-side chalets in the village of Schönried take in the awe-inspiring Bernese Alps (FGP SWISS & ALPS).

Designed for multi-family visits or family reunions, the larger chalet, called Marjolaine, and the smaller Marietta share a common driveway, several outdoor parking spaces and a two-car garage. Between them, they total 4,844 square feet of living space.

marjolaine chalet in southern switzerland near bernese alps

Called Marjolaine, the larger chalet features some 3,230 square feet of character-filled interior (FGP SWISS & ALPS).

In keeping with the architecture of neighboring homes, the hillside chalets have wide projecting roofs, balconies and wooden facades with decorative carving. Other characteristics of the style include deep eaves, exposed bracketed beams and large windows.

modernized chalet in southern switzerland with wood paneled walls and view of bernese alps

The renovated Marjolaine chalet combines modern comforts with rustic details and traditional paintings on the woodwork (FGP SWISS & ALPS).

Inside the completely renovated Marjolaine chalet, some 3,230 square feet of character-filled interiors are adorned with traditional paintings on the woodwork.

living room inside a swiss alps chalet with hand-painted ceilings and woodwork

The hand-painted ceiling draws the eyes upward in the living room (FGP SWISS & ALPS).

The ground level contains a living room, a kitchen outfitted with modern appliances, two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and several storage areas. A sheltered terrace has an outdoor fireplace near a seating area.

formal dining room with painted ceiling and exposed beams in a bernese alps chalet

Bracketed beams and large windows that take in sweeping views are another feature of note (FGP SWISS & ALPS).

The next floor also has a living room, this one with a cozy corner fireplace and scenic views from its large window. A wood ceiling with thick beams, as well as decorative woodwork on the walls, brings a warm ambiance to the room.

marietta authentic chalet in the village of schonried overlooking saanen valley

The smaller chalet, called Marietta, sits next door and shares a common driveway and a two-car garage with the larger residence (FGP SWISS & ALPS).

A dining room sits near a second kitchen. There is also a primary bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and another bedroom with a bathroom. A large terrace lined with flower boxes creates a spot from which to take in the panorama.

swiss alps terrace lined with flower boxes with a view of the bernese alps

A large terrace lined with flower boxes creates a spot from which to take in the panorama (FGP SWISS & ALPS).

A final en-suite bedroom, with wood walls and ceiling, occupies the top floor. An elevator serves all levels.

view of the bernese alps from a dining terrace at side-by-side chalets in switzerland

Another sheltered terrace has a seating area that offers vantage for taking in the scenery (FGP SWISS & ALPS).

The smaller Marietta chalet includes a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms within 1,615 square feet. The three-story home has an exterior staircase leading up to a corner deck.

marietta chalet bedroom in the swiss alps

The smaller Marietta chalet includes a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms within 1,615 square feet (FGP SWISS & ALPS).

Aurore Lucido of FGP Swiss & Alps is the listing agent for the dual chalet combo. The asking price is available upon request.

a bedroom suite in switzerland with wood walls and ceiling that opens to a terrace

A final en-suite bedroom, with wood walls and ceiling, occupies the top floor (FGP SWISS & ALPS).

There are multiple ski resorts in the region, including the one in Schönried itself with nearly 250 kilometers, or 155 miles, of runs. A multi-pass allows skiers and snowboarders to try the slopes at several areas. Cross-country skiing, ice skating, tobogganing and hiking are also popular local pastimes.

modern kitchen inside a switzerland chalet with the view of bernese alps

Modern updates are found in the kitchen, where wood paneling pairs with high-end appliances and fixtures (FGP SWISS & ALPS).

Nearby Gstaad, about 3.5 kilometers or 2 miles away, is a resort jet-set resort destination known for winter sports and its summer classical music festival.

modern chalet bathroom in the bernese alps of southern switzerland

The bathrooms in both chalets have also been modernized to meet today’s standard of luxury living (FGP SWISS & ALPS).

A variety of eateries serve Swiss, Italian, Indian and Japanese fare as well as fondue, bar food and pizza.

The nearest airport is in Berne, about 48 kilometers or 30 miles to the north.

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