• Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef // Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.


    Posted on 30th April, by Dana Tomić Hughes in architecture, interior design. 13 Comments

    Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland | Yellowtrace.

    Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland | Yellowtrace.

    Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland | Yellowtrace.

    Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland | Yellowtrace.

    Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland | Yellowtrace.

     

    For years now I’ve been telling you about my love for beautiful historic buildings. Funnily enough this hasn’t change since I last spoke about it. I’m hoping you don’t mind me sharing yet another fantastic example of a building where the sprit of the original house was beautifully preserved, while crafting a vibrant contemporary home overflowing with charm and character. Is there a better combination to be had? I think not.

     

    Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland | Yellowtrace.

    Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland | Yellowtrace.

    Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland | Yellowtrace.

    Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland | Yellowtrace.

    Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland | Yellowtrace.

    Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland | Yellowtrace.

     

    Located in Interlaken in Bernese Oberland (Bernese Highlands) in Switzerland, this beautiful 200 year-old farmhouse dates back to early 1800s. In 1890, the property was turned into a country house. This year, the chalet was lovingly refurbished by Zürich-based agency Bergdorf in collaboration with Berne-based architect Nick Ruef.

     

    Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland | Yellowtrace.

    Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland | Yellowtrace.

    Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland | Yellowtrace.

    Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland | Yellowtrace.

    Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland | Yellowtrace.

    Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland | Yellowtrace.

     

    So many beautiful things about this home that I love. The overall character has both feet firmly in the past, although there are number of moments where contemporary furniture and lighting pieces create a lovely tension and provide a real sense of joy within the space. Each rooms makes me feel like I want to curl up in a chair and stay there forever. A beautiful balance between the sense of formality and a warm, inviting, and nurturing interior. 10 points from me.

    Oh yes, and more images in the gallery below. I simply couldn’t resist including them all! It’s ok, you can thank me later…

     


    [Photos by Martin Guggisberg. Images courtesy of Bergdorf and Flodeau.]





  • 13 Responses to “Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef // Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.”

    1. What I love about this most is the colour palette and that the owner doesn’t need every surface to be perfect, I love the honesty of the history and that they have been true to the design and era, yet it is elegantly contemporary.

    2. I am in love with this place what a beautiful palette – so beautifully framed by great shots. It is like looking at a Vermeer painting

    3. Jason Wren says:

      The contrast of colours here is really eye catching. Really inspirational to look through this photo set.

    4. Lauren Macer says:

      Those colours are sublime. I just can’t stop looking through these images. Amazing.

    5. NicholasHarvey says:

      The (awful) PVC waste pipe is the only incongruous element in an otherwise beautiful job…but I just can’t unsee it.

    6. [...] This Swiss chalet refurb has the nicest colours. [...]

    7. [...] on yellowtrace last week and making the rounds in blog world is this amazing historical Swiss chalet. The 150-200 [...]

    8. Awesome collection…i really like all these pics..interour designing is just superb…awesome color combination..



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