AN AGED BEAUTY
PEACEFUL • NATURAL • RUSTIC • HOMEY • BOLD • TIMBER • SOULFUL • HEARTY • NURTURING • NONCHALANT EASY • LOCAL • 1.650 M ASL • LOWER ENGADINE • PIZ ARINA
At just over 1.600m above sea level in the little hamlet of VNÀ (f’naar) lies this little private gem. Old, warped + twisted by time and weathered for centuries – a restoration story of local knowledge, dreamers, ambition, lots and lots of love and the sheer determination. Much is new, but pleasingly the deep lines and marks that lend the character are wonderfully evident – the hotel is mature whilst it firmly cherishes the past – a natural beauty.
The original chunky stonewalls dimensionally cut the tone, setting the dramatic canvasses of sweeping interiors with stripped aged timber frames, slanting floors and tactile furnishings. Wonderfully curvaceous, aged nooks ‘n crannies host orchestrated pieces of the modern, which softly complement rather than dominate, the strong agricultural heritage and soul.
As the original oracle of village life, this building commands a respect; it is today as much the pinnacle point - a house of culture, social relevance and is a hive of local involvement.
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