In Switzerland, an Alpine Retreat for Rent
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Dating back to the 16th century, Huberhaus is a traditional alpine log dwelling located in the Upper Valais, an area noted for its skiing and mountainous scenery (the Matterhorn included). This rustic house sat empty for 70 years before it was renovated; the owners preserved the original wood walls and floors and added modern touches (a state of the art kitchen, for instance). For more information, go to Urlaubsarchitektur, which also offers other architecturally worthy homes to rent in Europe. Above: The wood-burning stove in the kitchen is the only source of heat in the house. Above; The original timber walls in the dining room. Above: A modern kitchen has been installed along one wall. Above: French doors open to the outdoors, for an indoor/outdoor feel. Above: The living room features modern furniture sourced in Switzerland. Above: A modern metal staircase juxtaposed with the original wood stairs. Above: The original upstairs bedroom. Above; The bathroom is a modern addition to the rear of the building. Above: The house retains a historic look. Above: The Alpine view. N.B.: Check out our other Swiss Finds including the country's most coveted spa .