‘Le Mayen,’ A Swiss Chalet Meets Breckenridge, Colorado

Dated: June 1 2023

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This property, referred to as ‘Le Mayen,’ might just be the most breathtaking and inspiring home you’ve ever set foot in. This one-of-a-kind property is unique in every way and is where traditional Swiss alpine architecture meets 21st-century amenities and design. We’re confident in saying that this type of craftmanship has truly never been seen before in the U.S., with construction materials imported directly from the Swiss Alps themselves. No detail was overlooked in this luxurious, newly constructed home which includes your own spa, massive sliding glass doors, abundant windows, and skylights that flood the home with natural light. This property is currently for sale in Breckenridge, CO, and has been listed with Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, which continues to lead the local Summit County market in luxury home sales.

Designed by Swiss group Chalissima, built by Ivan Stanley Fine Home Builders

With over 60 years of luxury construction experience in Switzerland, this home was designed by the Swiss group Chalissima. Operating in Colorado since 2016, they bring a unique advantage when designing homes; they have access to their very own inventory of rare centuries-old, reclaimed wood. They also source natural stone roof tiles that you won’t find on any other property in Breckenridge. ‘Le Mayen’ is a modern interpretation of the more traditional Swiss Alpine chalet-style mountain cabins that you find in the hills of Switzerland. This home, however, is far from your traditional cabin as it features a large spa inspired by lavish Turkish bath houses called ‘Hammams,’ a game room complete with a pool table and shuffleboard, as well as your very own climate-controlled wine cellar.

“We build plenty of steam showers, but this is more like a spa you’d find in a resort. There’s a shower, sauna, steam room, bathroom, and lounge, but what’s really special is there’s a plastered ceiling we painted black and fiber optic LED lights that make it look like a night sky.”

 - Bertrand Vaudan, Chalissima CEO

Additional collaboration and influence came from local architecture group Allen Guerra, and is mostly furnished by iFurnish in Frisco, CO. Exterior custom finishes include copper downspouts and rain gutters as well as artisan-level rock-work using natural Colorado rock on the walls and stairs. This home is 7,595 square feet with six bedrooms, six bathrooms, plus two powder rooms and features vaulted ceilings, exposed timber beams, and all the modern fixtures and technology you could imagine.

Check out this great narrated video tour of the property HERE.  


Details, Details, and even more attention to Detail

Speaking of modern technology, ‘Le Mayen’ is a wonderful example of what a 21st-century smart home can become. Examples include the 360-degree glass fireplace, the complete Sonos entertainment speaker system, the climate-controlled wine cellar, the motorized sunshades, and the smart lighting system that adjusts to your lifestyle throughout the day. The amazing backlighting in the home also beautifully highlights the custom woodwork plus nearly every room features a unique and artistic chandelier. Enjoy finishes such as French window handles, recessed ceiling spotlights, wall-mounted lamps, and glass railings on the staircases. Hand-selected fixtures in the spa, bathrooms, and kitchen include rain shower thermostats, towel warmers, and even ski boot dryers.


Walking distance to town, hiking trails, and the slopes

Oh, and we haven’t mentioned the location … it’s ski-in / ski-out!

“What’s special about Timber Trail is they have a private shuttle and access to all the amenities at One Ski Hill Place. It makes you feel like part of the resort area. It’s elite resort homeownership at its finest.”

- SSF Listing Brokers Michele Hart and Jim Schlegel

The home is located near the base area of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Peak 8, which has restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and even an ice-skating rink in the winter! This base area also offers putt-putt golf, a high alpine roller coaster, and zip lines during the summer months. From here, jump on the gondola and take a short ride to Peak 7 to access additional ski runs and hiking trails, as well as the popular Sevens restaurant. You can also just stay on the gondola which will take you on a wonderful scenic ride all the way into downtown Breckenridge.

Sold yet? Reach out to our knowledgeable and professional listing brokers Michele and Jim from the Team Hart-Schlegel to learn more. Michele Hart and Jim Schlegel joined forces years ago to better serve and support their clients. The effective partnership allows them to share and compare insights and knowledge from their differing backgrounds. The team has earned its well-respected reputation of being a long-time local broker team.

SSF will be hosting regular open houses at this property which is a great opportunity to get a first-hand look at this unique property. Contact the office at 970.453.9090 for the full open house schedule or a private tour.

Also, make sure to check out this article which also features the property, written by one of our favorite local publications, Mountain Town Magazine: HERE

Beyond any other brokerage in the area, we at SSF have the connections and expertise that close transactions and make dreams happen. Pushing boundaries and finding new opportunities in real estate is what we do best. For these reasons, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate is proud to be the #1 real estate company in Summit County.

Written by Kyle Blekicki

Kyle Blekicki is a true Colorado native born and raised in Boulder with no plans to ever leave his home state. Years of experience in the hospitality industry naturally led Kyle to the tourism-based community of Breckenridge, where he currently works hard and plays even harder. When he isn’t out exploring our beautiful backyard, he’s blogging about it! Check out what he has to say here!


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