Luxury real estate in Switzerland is one of the most sought after investment opportunities in the world especially for foreign high net worth individuals.
However, the 2013 ban on the construction of 2nd homes in Switzerland means that there is a limited supply of new build luxury real estate in Switzerland which is adding to the attractiveness of owning a property in this prosperous country.
Supply versus demand - Luxury Real Estate in Switzerland.
Switzerland offers many reasons for an investor to consider buying a property including economic stability, one of the world’s highest standards of living, low unemployment, a favorable tax system, some of the best educational and healthcare facilities in the world as well as a high level of security, to name a few. Therefore Switzerland continues to be a “safe haven” for many.
However, if demand for newbuild and/or modernised property outweighs supply, which is a distinct possibility since 2013, then buying into luxury real estate in Switzerland could be a wise long term plan.
Some areas are more desirable investment destinations than others within Switzerland. In this article Alpine Property Search will focus on luxury real estate within 3 popular areas within Switzerland.
Firstly, the Swiss Riviera and surrounding UNESCO heritage areas such as Lavaux are in high demand due to their location only an hour from Geneva, and with ski resorts such as Villars, Verbier and Crans Montana on their doorstep.
Secondly, the ski resorts in Vaud and Valais are particularly popular due to high rental demand in winter and summer, consequently they generally experience property price appreciation.
The third area we will focus on which is perennially popular is the Bernese Oberland and Lake Brientz benefits from spectacular mountain and lake scenery and is also close to the ski resorts of Wengen and Grindelwald. The famous town of Interlaken is also a powerful tourist attraction here.
A selection of Luxury Real Estate in Switzerland
For proximity to Geneva and its lake, as well as world famous Swiss Riviera towns, and within driving distance (or a helicopter ride) of many renowned ski resorts, the area of Lavaux has some of the most spectacular luxury real estate in Switzerland.
PELERIN PALACE RESIDENCES offers the ultimate in luxury living and also boasts Switzerland’s largest penthouse apartment.
This Belle Epoque project is 700m above Vevey in Lavaux with outstanding views over Lake Geneva and the snow capped mountains beyond. Pelerin Palace Residences blends traditional Swiss luxury real estate with modern, with a price tag to match.
These 22 spacious apartments have a starting price from CHF6,250,000.
LES TERRASSES DE LAVAUX is an exceptional new-build luxury development with unparalleled views over Lake Geneva and the mountains beyond.
Situated in the heart of the UNESCO heritage site and only 50 minutes from Geneva, these apartments are unsurprisingly selling fast and have a price tag starting at CHF1,450,000.
CHALET BELVARDE offers 5 double bedrooms in a quiet spot in Verbier with easy access to this famous resort. The swimming pool and outlook set this chalet apart in a resort that is full of high-end chalets.
LE RUISSEAU is the ultimate in Ski in/Ski out luxury on the Villars-Gryon slopes in Barboleuse. With outstanding views over the valley and mountain ranges and recreational facilities, this private chalet is a luxurious hideaway.
Price on application.
If you prefer lakeside luxury then look no further than Lake Brienz whose spectacular turquoise waters are set amidst a panoramic backdrop of mountains, waterfalls and picturesque villages. Offering the best of ALL worlds, the cosmopolitan town of Interlaken is ten minutes along the lake and the famous ski resorts of Wengen and Grindelwald are within 1 hour’s drive.
FLORENS RESORT & SUITES is a unique new development of 155 apartments and 20 exclusive suites, currently under construction and with expected completion in mid-2020, which is being built on the northern shores of Lake Brienz.
This is a unique opportunity to own something very special on the shores of one of Switzerland’s most beautiful lakes where very little building is allowed.
Prices start from CHF763,000.