With its 18,500 inhabitants, Pully is a municipality bordering Lausanne, appreciated for its many assets: lake, villa districts, green spaces, vineyards, forests, the alleys of Vieux-Pully, etc. It is easily accessible by car, train, public transport or even by boat (CGN); the commune is also well equipped with soft mobility networks. Its inhabitants have a rich cultural life (museums, theatres, cinemas, etc.) and a varied sports offer (swimming pools, beaches, etc.). Finally, Pully is home to public and private school facilities, from nursery schools to gymnasiums.
As its name suggests, the Ecrin des Roches is located on the Chemin des Roches, just a few minutes walk from the SBB railway station and the services and shops of the town centre. The residence is located on the edge of an area planted with trees. The presence of this vegetation provides the inhabitants with an exceptional quality of living in an urban centre. The Ecrin des Roches follows the atypical geometry of the plot," explains Raymond Schnegg, director of home+. The construction takes advantage of the upper platform of the plot, designed as a belvedere. The result is a beautiful view of the town and the landscape of the Lake Geneva region.
The residence comprises three 3.5-room flats; one 2.5-room flat is designed as an attic with a large terrace (62 m2). The living areas range from 47 m2 to 93 m2. The two upper levels can be grouped together to create a 5.5-room duplex (140 m2 living space). Due to its optimal orientation, each flat has ideal exposure from sunrise to sunset. The living/dining rooms open onto generous terraces (16 m2), located on the south-facing façade. There are two shower rooms per flat. The ground floor flat also benefits from a 75 m2 garden. An underground car park provides direct access to the flats. Individual cellars and laundry rooms are located in the basement. The Ecrin des Roches is adapted for people with reduced mobility; a lift serves all levels.
Well-kept exterior amenities
Access to the residence is upstream of the plot. Residents will walk along a reception garden consisting of a shaded square and a flowered lawn area, both with shrubs and quarry blocks. The quarry blocks, which are reminiscent of the Chemin des Roches, will serve a variety of functions: while some blocks will retain their rough appearance, providing an aesthetic touch, others will be pruned to serve as a base," says Raymond Schnegg. The reception area and the access path, made of bush-hammered concrete, also echo the naturally irregular texture of the rock.
The composition of the reception garden is elegantly sober. The multi-trunk shrubs and boulders are spread out on a flowering lawn that is accessible throughout the summer, creating small shady areas for relaxation and contemplation.
Ecology and heritage
The residence is designed with the utmost respect for sustainable development. The plantations will favour native species. The roof of the building will be extensively vegetated to promote water retention, urban cooling and biodiversity. Old walls of historical or landscape interest will be preserved during construction. Heat will be produced by a heat pump powered by geothermal probes and distributed at low temperatures. This solution promotes a constant and uniform output, while reducing energy consumption.
Homes that have decidedly everything to please! Their price varies between CHF 875,000 and CHF 1,375,000 (CHF 2,250,000 for the duplex).
by Véronique Stein
Article published in the Magazine immobilier.ch of November 2020