Luxurious Chalet Loft Hidden In The Swiss Alps

The Heinz Julen Loft has an interesting story in the sense that, as the name suggests, it was designed by Heinz Julen but before that it actually used to be the designer’s private home. The apartment occupies a beautiful chalet located in the Swiss Alps, in Zermatt, Switzerland. It measures 300 square meters and its interior is organized on two floors, both with large windows and views of the surroundings.

Heinz Julien Loft facade designView in gallery
The project overall is a materialization of two concepts: comfort and luxury
Heinz Julien Loft fireplace and sofaView in gallery
The loft occupies a chalet-like space and is organized on two levels
Heinz Julien Loft main living areaView in gallery
The ground floor is a large and open social space which integrates a comfortable lounge space and several other functions

The local designer wanted to make the space feel inviting and most of all comfortable but also wanted to give it a glamorous and luxurious look. This combination wasn’t easy to achieve. The main materials involved in the design are wood, steel, textured concrete and glass. The new design puts an emphasis on space, light and the connection with nature.

Heinz Julien Loft metal staircaseView in gallery
The connection to the mezzanine level is done via a metal staircase with plenty of industrial charm
Heinz Julien Loft liften tableView in gallery
The dining table features a very interesting system which allows it to be pulled up when not needed to make room for other things
Heinz Julien Loft piano in living roomView in gallery
A piano stands in a corner area right next to the dining table

The ground floor houses a large and open social area which includes a comfortable seating zone centered around a comfortable sofa as well as a dining space with a really interesting table. The table is illuminated and suspended from the ceiling. It was be lowered and raised at any desired height but also completely lifted to make room for something else.

Heinz Julien Loft sofa in living roomView in gallery
The lounge area is organized around a U-shaped sofa and a rectangular coffee table
Heinz Julien Loft dining tableView in gallery
The dining table is also illuminated in a pleasant and soft manner, adding a touch of opulence to the decor
Heinz Julien Loft glass dining tableView in gallery
In this corner there’s a really cozy seating nook perfect for friendly dinners and breakfasts

Glass walls on two sides offer views of the village and the surroundings and the 6 meter high French windows let in lots of natural light while also connecting the interior space to a large terrace. The glass walls also feature a built-in fireplace and three cozy alcoves.

Heinz Julien Loft mezzanine glass floorView in gallery
The mezzanine level has a floor made of opaque glass and this gives it a unique lightness
Heinz Julien Loft second lounge areaView in gallery
On the mezzanine floor there’s a second living space with a hot tub

The mezzanine level can be accessed via a metal staircase and up here the floor is made of opaque glass and has inset accent lighting. This level houses a second living space with a sofa, a TV, a jacuzzi tub, a bar and a guest bathroom.

Heinz Julien Loft bedroom areaView in gallery
The master bedroom is spacious but also welcoming, comfortable and not without style
Heinz Julien Loft bedroom sofa and bedView in gallery
The other two bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and access to a balcony

The loft has three bedrooms in total. Two of them have their own en-suite bathrooms and balconies while the master bedroom has a fancy bed on a rotating island, a sofa, a TV and a walk-in wardrobe.

Heinz Julien Loft master bedroomView in gallery
Breezy and delicate curtains complement the wood, area rugs and other contrasting textures and materials
Heinz Julien Loft loft bedroomView in gallery
The views are important and the designer made sure to make the most of them

In addition to the staircase there’s also a private elevator that links the two floors. All the exquisite furniture pieces such as the desks, armchairs and even the living room chandelier were created by the designer for this space in particular. Exterior blinds can be operated electronically to offer more privacy when needed.