At the barred entrance to a orange starts flashing colored light. A warning signal sounds. Careful, the iron doors open, and a car rolling slowly by on the street. We are not at the entrance to a prison, but in front of the gates of the luxurious Rigi Residence in Küssnacht in the Canton Schwyz. Behind several, some with steel plates, secured entrance doors of high net worth individuals staying at the end of Swiss and foreigners.
The eight apartments are surrounded by a wall. During the renovation of the two mansions into luxury apartments, seven years ago, security was apportioned according to the owners, Felix Dony, an important Element. About the exact measures he intends to give no information. His clients appreciate safety and discretion. You can be up to 20'000 CHF rent per month costs, says an Insider.
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Gated Communities, isolated housing estates for the Rich with guarded entrance gates, in the USA, South America and other regions has long been customary. In Switzerland, you are frowned upon. The Federal Council said in a 2009 opinion on a postulate that he wanted to prevent Gated Communities. Such segregation is harmful to the social Cohesion. At the time, he still saw no need for action, because there had been no such settlements after the American model.
Since then, much has happened. Various projects are implemented in planning or have been. In Uttwil, Canton of Thurgau, 17 suites are under construction. Behind the walls, and monitored the entrance to the residents Concierge, Chauffeur, Spa, and other amenities are available. The responsible architect, Stefan Boettle, speaks to the "Thurgauer Zeitung" of a large demand for the apartments, which cost about five million Swiss francs. You should be in the spring of 2020.
In the Western Switzerland real estate agents numerous requests to the available housing in isolated settlements. Especially from the Expats who come for a well-paid Job in Switzerland. "A lot of wealthy foreigners are accustomed to Gated Communities from your previous place of residence. Therefore, you want to also when you move to Switzerland", says Leonard Cohen, the founder of the Geneva real estate company Leonard Properties.
but He also sees in the case of Swiss is a growing need for such forms of housing. "Several Raids have taken care of in Geneva for uncertainty. The need for security measures increases." The demand for Gated Communities was greater than the supply.
The business with a fenced-in luxury settlements is concealed. The buyer or tenant of such real estate shy away from the Public. Offers in this Segment appear, therefore, to the well-known real estate websites, but discrete, are mediated through a broker. According to Quentin Epiney, member of the Board of Comptoir Immobilier, there are in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud different such Complexes. For example, a 15-walled Apartments of the Résidence du Lac in St-Prex, on Lac Léman. In Vandoeuvres, close to Geneva, eight luxury apartments are in a spacious gated community.
The number of burglaries decreases, the number of walls
Quentin Epiney sees potential for further deals in a similar style. "We are currently examining the construction of a Gated Community on the shores of lake Geneva in Versoix." You wanted to be, thus, the need for a very wealthy clientele to the security within such a system. Epiney is confident that the project will be realized.
In Küssnacht need to make the inhabitants of the Rigi Residence on the protection against burglars. The tenant has opened for us the steel doors and gives willingly. The safety precautions are for him practically. If he is several months out of the year in his holiday home, but it is not only ensured of protection. The letter is emptied the box, and, on request, someone from the staff doing administrative tasks such as Paying bills. The tenants share several swimming pools, a Billiards room and an always-heated Sauna. A gardener, a Laundry car, and a chauffeur service to the airport are included in the price.
The residents have to run more often. Most of the shutters are closed on this day. One of the tenants use the apartment for almost two weeks in the year. He was a music lover and appreciate the short distance to his favorite performances in the Lucerne culture and Congress centre, told his neighbor.
What you think is the person in charge of the district of Küssnacht of the luxury residence? The Küssnacht Governor Oliver Ebert says they want to give wealthy people the opportunities to live the way you want it. "Luxury residences are in the Trend, there is a demand, and there is nothing to be said against you." In the village there is also discounted housing. The Mix had to vote.
Meanwhile, the risk of burglary decreases, even without the steel doors and walls. In the Canton of Schwyz, the number 2017 is decreased compared to the previous year by nearly 20 percent. The burglaries decreased by 12 percent.
Created: 12.01.2019, 19:06 PM