Here is a duplex apartment to die for. An eminently practical entrance landing, surfaced with the original faience floor tiles, is located at the head of the house staircase.
Of the two bedrooms on the lower floor, one would lend itself to becoming a study or library with its double-leaf door opening on to the living room. A shower room complete with WC and washbasin is discreetly tucked away behind and beyond the staircase serving the parental suite on the upper floor. And, in open-plan harmony with the living room, a kitchen and a dining area comprise the final elements of the lower floor, the whole enhanced by exposed structural features reminiscent of traditional half-timbering that impart a cosy, welcoming ambiance. To complete the picture, a substantial south-facing balcony on which to enjoy an evening aperitif is accessible through French doors.
The parental suite, under the eaves on the upper floor, includes a fully appointed bathroom bathed in light from a large roof window from which to admire a panoramic view over the neighbourhood rooftops to Lake Geneva and the Alps beyond. Furnished as a snug, a dressing room or an office, these are just some of the possible opportunities afforded by an anteroom to the double bedroom, the whole imbued with the makings of a royal bedchamber. Secure, perched on high with a panoramic view, effectively a house within a house, an eagle’s nest in the heart of Lausanne – love at first sight.
Description: Living room with balcony, open-plan fitted kitchen, two bedrooms, and a parental suite, a bathroom and a shower room both with WC.
No. of beds: 2 doubles (160 x 200 cm) and a guest bed.
Amenities: Complete and up-to-date, these encompass quality bed linen (duvets, pillows), bath towels, a comprehensive set of tableware, kitchenware and electric appliances including a dishwasher, TV/Wi-Fi, curtains, carpets, pictures and plants. An in-house laundry room is also available.
Salient feature: The parental suite high up beneath the rafters, its high ceilings and attractive viewpoints of the city evocative of a retreat fit for royalty.
Minimum lease: 3 months (thereafter the lease is renewable month by month)
Leasing information: To simplify your stay and to relieve you of a number of associated administrative requirements, please note that all invoices concerning such matters as electricity, heating and water consumption, licences and cable connections for radio, TV, the Internet and telephone land line, fire insurance, concierge service and garden upkeep are handled directly by the landlord and, irrespective of the season, the relevant costs are covered by the monthly rental shown below. Costs arising from the apartment’s end-of-lease revision are also covered as well as the provision of fresh bed linen every two weeks. Naturally, during your stay, you as tenant are responsible for the day-to-day upkeep of the apartment.
Photo © Myriam Ramel