The Unterhus is a holiday home rental in the Graubünden region of the Swiss mountains designed by Peter Zumthor. Think mountain pine smells and a crackling fire in an incredibly beautiful environment!
How would you describe Chalet Ariasana in a nutshell?
Chalet Ariasana is ideal for people who appreciate art, architecture and design in a cosy alpine setting. It is the perfect place to have a break from everyday life.
What is the story behind Chalet Ariasana, what was your inspiration to create it?
Manuela’s parents built the chalet in the 1950s. Together with our project architect, Reidun Dolva Grand, we extensively renovated the house. Our goal was to optimise the livable floor area and add more generous outdoor spaces to capitalise on the views of the village and the surrounding Alps.
How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of Chalet Ariasana?
The woodwork has been painted a French Grey colour and, together with the classic design pieces, modern artworks and handmade furniture, it gives the house a calm, harmonious and cosy atmosphere.
To you personally, what is so special about Chalet Ariasana?
Over several generations, the chalet has been a gathering place where our family and friends escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. It’s a place to enjoy the magic of the mountains while overlooking a calm village with ringing church bells. At night, there’s a sky full of stars and moonlight to show you the way.
Chalet Ariasana is a place to have a break from city life, to breathe the fresh, crisp mountain air and go for hikes. It’s somewhere you can enjoy the good and simple things in life.