28 February 2013
Exclusive and with a hefty price tag, it is intended for those who can not only afford it, but are also able to appreciate it. It is located at Leis, a hamlet a few kilometers from Vals (Switzerland), and is a vacation home designed by the peerless and multiple award-winning Peter Zumthor. Unterhus (this is the house’s name) is built entirely of wood, with large windows looking onto the valley and offering a view that is alone worth the journey—not a very easy one, you need to be highly motivated. In the fall of 2013 Unterhus will have a twin, Türmlihus, also available for rent. One sore point, the cost: 3500 Swiss francs a week and up.