A bit about us. Les was senior Lecturer of Arts in Brisbane, Australia and lived there for 34 years. Originally English - like most Aussies :-) He developed a passion for mountains and climbing them in his youth and missed that part for all the years DownUnder.
I am Swiss and lived over there for 17 years. One day, Les thought he would like to go and live in Switzerland...so we did. Withing 4.5 months of this thought, the house was sold, our goods shipped and we, along with our cats, were on the way back to my Homeland. So why Ticino and not Zürich? ( where I come from ) It was a clear choice since here, we have the glorious climate, the lakes and the mountains all within walking distance. What a change to Australia! We love it and are happy as, to be here.
Every year we look forward to meet new guest and are just so happy to re-welcome those who return. To a new year ahead!
Regula Melton purchased this apartment in 2008
The house had great potential for us. As Les is retired and I still work as a Nurse. We needed something that is easy to reach by public transport. For us it had to have charm, a view and privacy. It was so lucky for us, to find such a place within no time. A few changes needed to be made ( one is still in the planing ) but we got just what we were looking for. Gratefull and happy to be here, the property also aloud us to accomodate a seperate appartement for hollidaymakers. Something we enjoy and it enriches our lifes greatly and is keeping us in touch with the big wide world. No better way to be.
The first thing we loved about this place was the position and the view. Les loved the Rock at the entrance and I just loved the special feeling I had when walking in to this sunfilled House. Rooms are not just square and facing south, beautifull arched windows that invite the outside in and a cool shaded patio with grapevines. An other important point was the garden that could be made secure for our cats to enjoy in safety. The potential to make this house OUR house was great and the fact that we have direct acces and off street parking at the house was an other wining point. Something not everybody has in Ticino!