Luxury and Indulgence

Text Serge Greter / Photo Yves Garneau
Date of publication Winter 2018-2019

In a quiet neighborhood near the town center, this high-end penthouse takes one’s breath away with the harmony found in the union of its sleek modern lines and traditional materials.

The Nabucco Penthouse, named after the Verdi opera, is a place of architectural splendor worthy of La Scala and any great Babylonian King. This luxurious space incorporates only the best of ancient Mesopotamia, while also offering modern upscale conveniences like the elevator that leads directly to the apartment entrance. The doors open to a hallway made of elegant wooden beams that reveal the heart of the space: a vast, cathedral-like living and dining room area, built around a direct view of the majestic Matterhorn.
This 437 m2 space is one of Zermatt’s most exclusive. It’s the plush and perfect union of mountain tradition and contemporary comfort. The apartment’s floors and accent walls of elegant, upcycled wood contrast beautifully with the modernity of the ceiling’s exposed, white beams. The living room’s proud fireplace is double-sided, allowing those in the kitchen (where a second dining area is located) to also fully enjoy its crackling heat. Tucked into a corner of the main dining area is a charming TV nook, located below two of the bedrooms and furnished with the very latest in audiovisual technology.
A spectacular stairway leads to the inviting second floor, which is dominated by the large master bedroom, its fireplace, ensuite bathroom, and balcony overlooking the Matterhorn. The two additional bedrooms, which share a bathroom, are further complimented by an open office space directly above the TV nook. All rooms boast closets and cupboards that are flush with the walls, giving the entire apartment a sleek, minimal feel that’s practical without disrupting the ethereal harmony intended by its architects.