The Suvretta hillside is most expensive residential address in Sankt Moritz
One of the top locations remains the Suvretta-Hang, or Suvretta hillside, on the south side of Piz Nair, the mountain overlooking Sankt Moritz. Substantially sized villas here in a traditional Engadine style are highly sought after. Properties of this kind reached prices of up to 50 million Swiss francs (approx. 44 million euros) in 2018. In the same period, freehold apartments on the Suvretta hillside reached prices per square metre of up to 27,000 Swiss francs (approx. 24,000 euros). Residential properties in St. Moritz Dorf, or St. Moritz Village, are also extremely desirable. Clients are looking for top-quality villas or freehold apartments here in locations such as Via Tinus and Via Brattas. Buyers’ attention is also shifting increasingly to the surrounding municipalities. These include Sils, Celerina, Silvaplana and Pontresina, where sale prices for luxury properties were also very high in 2018.
Most international buyers come from Italy and Germany
In St. Moritz, interested buyers are looking for real estate either for their own private use or as a stable capital investment. Their most important purchase criteria are a peaceful, secluded location with unobstructed Alpine views, exclusive fittings and amenities, and a high degree of privacy. Foreign buyers are particularly active on the market at present. In 2018, the share of international clients in Sankt Moritz was around 30 percent. The majority of buyers come from Germany and Italy. Acquiring a property in the Engadine region comes with restrictions for international buyers however. They are only permitted to purchase homes with a maximum net living space of 200 square metres. “Besides our foreign clientele, we are currently registering a return of domestic buyers to the Engadine,” said Barbara Jost-Derksen.