Each time I come here, I feel that I have come home.
The house is equipped with everything a body could want, from a scale in the kitchen drawer ( and everything else you need to cook, including spices and herbs) to American washcloths in the bathrooms to interesting and original art and photographs,some done by the owner. Americans especially will appreciate the screened windows (at least one on each side of the house on each floor).
For the first time ever, we used the fireplace, a marvel that heats the whole first floor using only one log at a time.
Everything about this house is wonderful, but the best part of all is looking out of it--from the kitchen you see and hear a waterfall, and from the living and dining room you see the lake, the village across it, and the Alpine meadows and mountains above . It is mesmerizing and tranquil from dawn to dusk. When I am about to have a root canal or some otherwise unpleasant experience, this is the "happy place" I go to in my mind.
Thank you, Patrick and Alice, for sharing this paradise with us once again!