Villa Vals: A home cut from a mountainside and fit for a super villain

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Villa Vals is a rentable property in Switzerland that doesn’t seem like it should exist in this century. Maybe in an alternate year 2011, one where Thor has come to Earth and fallen in love with Natalie Portman and you are sad that he did not fall in love with you before he joined The Avengers.


One enters Villa Vals through an old barn on a mountainside.

After descending a staircase into the “basement” of said barn, one emerges into this cut-out bit of architectural wonderment.

Still following? It took me a few looks to get this all sorted, so I’m trying to lead you through in a less-confusing way. Some of it, honestly, is due to the simply incredible design of the home.

And then, there you are. In a Dr. Doom sort of secret lair.

This. This is the sort of home one should rule the world from.

Comments on Villa Vals: A home cut from a mountainside and fit for a super villain

  1. That is pretty neat. I wonder what it’s like to live in? There isn’t much of a link to outdoors but I suppose it’s too cold most of the time for that to be worthwhile. A very unusual structure!

  2. That is so funny, I came across this building a couple weeks ago since my guy and I are going through a “hardcore survival” kick right now. Our apartment and cars are stocked with non-perishable water and rations, gas masks, first aid kits, the works, and we’ve been reading up on post-disaster living and dreaming about our future underground house.

    • Oooh, if you need a theme song for that, try “The Temptation of Adam” by Josh Ritter. It’s about WWIII and how he falls in love with a girl he holes up with in a missile silo.

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