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Introducing Engadine Switzerland has 7.6mio people,26 Cantons and 4 national languages. The country is bordering Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Liechtenstein. Engadin is part of Canton Graubuenden. The region is famous for its clean air and wonderful weather with 322 days of sunshine, on average, per year (known as the sun-terrace of the Alps)!
Activities All Year Round
In Winter, thick snow blankets the village. Its postcard scenery comes to life with the warm Christmas lights and the soft chimney smoke coming from the houses. Engadine also has the highest game density in Europe. Often, in the quiet winter nights, mountain deers come to the gardens grazing on trees and plants… Brail is jewel hidden away from the tourist sites yet only a stone throwing away. It is a 10min drive to Zuoz, famous for its well known international school, Lyceum and being the “ski paradise for children”. It is 25min to St. Moritz, famous for skiing and bob run, spectacular scenery, renowned art galleries, home to one of the most luxurious health spas and the hottest social celebrity scene…claiming 10k millionaires in Winter! Brail, Home Sweet Home Hotel InLain Brail is a small but picturestic village with 2 hotels. The romantic Hotel InLain was spectacularly renovated from a 400 years old Engadine house which also has a wonderful gourmet restaurant. Samedan Airport Zuoz Ski School Brail is 2 ½hrs away from Zurich by car or 3hrs by train. Local bus service connects Brail to the whole of Engadine. By car, it is merely 2hrs to Milan and 4hrs to Venice. Samedan has Europe’s highest altitude airport. In Summer, Brail blends wonderfully into the national park (9 months accessible). Hiking trip starts right outside your door!
The land in Brail
Overall Development Plan
Feuerstein Marisa, Architect ETH / SIA Born 4. October 1967 The daughter of an architect. Graduated with Architecture degree at ETH Switzerland with part of the study completed in Harvard University in Boston, US. Since then, Feuerstein has been working at Corsin & Marisa Feuerstein Architect Office (founded in 1976) and became the Chief Architect. Architect M. Feuerstein and Her Work Won Swiss Arc-Award in 2011 Neubau Haus Optiker in Bürglen bei Lungern Einfamilienhaus Familie Bucher Knonau Address: Corsin & Marisa Feuerstein Quadras Scuol Switzerland T Mail: Website:
Her Design of House A
Schnieper Patrick J. Architekt FH / SIA Born 3. Januar – 1989 Hochbauzeichnerlehre / 1991 – 1996 Abendtechnikum der Innerschweiz Atis Horw-Luzern / 1996 Diplom Architekt HTL / 1998 – 1999 Kunstpraktikum in New York bei Alex Kayser Fotograf / 1999 – 2006 Schnieper Keller Architekten / seit 2007 Schnieper Architekten Architect P. Schnieper and His Work Umbau Attika in Eschenbach Neubau Haus Optiker in Bürglen bei Lungern Einfamilienhaus Familie Bucher Knonau Haus Raeber-Niederberger Weggis Address: Schnieper Architekten Amstutzstrasse 3a 6010 Kriens Switzerland T F Mail: Website: 3 of his houses published in Swiss Architecture Magazine
His Design of House C
Size of Houses and Foreign Quota Both Projects A & C are built to luxury standard Each of the 4 houses has a NET usable space of approx sqm with total construction area approx. 660sqm. Designs integrate the distinctive Engadine style with a contemporary touch. 2 of the 4 houses have “Foreign Quota*” which means any nationality will be able to buy it as holiday home, the other 2 can be bought be Swiss, EU citizens or Permit C holders * Foreigner purchase quota is calculated based on max. AZ260sqm per buyer which has already been carefully ensured by the architects. Any 2 of the 4 houses can be sold under such quota.
Swiss Quality & Alpen Chic Carbon neutral: Ground source heating Maximise Sun and light in the house All windows are triple insulated All house materials (stone, wood etc.) are sourced locally in the region Privacy: Houses are built on the highest corner piece of the land with panorama view Each house has 2-3 generous garages plus guest parkings Quiet and peaceful environment with lots of nature Comfort: 3 ensuite bedrooms, 1 multimedia room plus a spa room with sauna Option to have a lift Wood and natural stone flooring Large living room combined with open modern kitchen with fireplace Easy access to private outdoor garden Individual laundry room, cellar and technical room Spacious storage and bicycle / ski equipment room Catering available with Hotel Inlain within the village
Development Time Line Now – Jun 2013Final approval of the official building permits Jun – Sept 2013Discuss with potential buyers Obtaining and secure proposals from handworkers Spring 2014Starts building one block (A or C) as soon as one house is sold off the plan Construction takes approx months to complete
Financing and Returns Home loans can be applied via local Swiss banks: Excellent and stable investment returns: Average performance on residential direct investment for 10 years ( ) has been 5.6% year on year (Source: UBS WMR, Real Estate) Attractive rental return (best by week/season than longer term rental) can be arranged with local agent with fully concierge and catering possible. Average inflation in Switzerland for the last 10 year has been around 1% There is a limit on the number of houses allowed to be sold to foreigners in the region, therefore supply is very limited There will be NO MORE “Holiday Homes” building permissions in all attractive regions of Switzerland from 1 Jan 2013 Owner equity20-30% Mortgage*70-80% Annual Mortgage Interest** 3 months Libor0.85% 5-year1.66% 10-year2.20% * Financing subject to owner’s asset test / proof of funds ** Interest rates as at Mar 2012 from UBS, they change with time Guided sales price per house:CHF5mio
Interested? Contact Us Address:Loebernweg Cham Switzerland Contact: Yunsong + Felix Sutter (Deutsch/English) (Mandarin/English) We can provide: Tour of the region Estimated sales price Potential on design changes Direct contact with architect Building material selections Introduction to interior designer Direct contacts to banks for mortgage arrangement Payment schedule Direct contact to rental agency
Appendix: Lyceum Zuoz The Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz is a co-educational international boarding school set in spectacular alpine landscape at 1,750 metres above sea level near the resort of St. Moritz, Switzerland. About three hundred students from around the world follow programmes leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), the Swiss Matura and German Abitur. Tolerance, fairness and respect for community values are at the heart of a Lyceum education. The Lyceum campus occupies an extensive site with its own sports fields overlooking the alpine village of Zuoz. It is located in an environment notable for its health-promoting qualities: high altitude, low pollen, dry, sunny climate. In 2004 the school celebrated its 100th jubilee. Our school philosophy is founded on respect for tradition combined with innovation. It finds expression in the Spirit of Zuoz, inspired by the sporting ethos of the Lyceum Alpinum, which attaches supreme importance to tolerance, respect, fair play, commitment and life-long learning. We expect our students to learn and live by the values of the Spirit of Zuoz in the classroom, in the boarding house and on the sports field. In our three academic curricula – the International Baccalaureate taught in English, the Swiss Matura and the German Abitur, both taught in German – commitment and mutual respect are closely linked with work in the school community. Respectability and orderliness in everyday life, respect and helpfulness towards others coupled with an open-minded attitude: these are the guiding principles of an education at the Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, and they equip ambitious and enthusiastic young people with the qualities they need for life. School Fees: Boarding School costs per year CHF 70’ '400 External students: Swiss Matura / German Abitur (German): CHF460 IB, International Baccalaureate (English9: CHF27'500.