New apartment

1470 Estavayer-le-Lac


New apartment CH-1470 Estavayer-le-Lac


Naturally integrated

Residence Le 13 fits lightly into the homogeneous typology of the district, and is set at right angles to and set back from the Yverdon road, respecting the alignment and rhythm of the solids and voids that characterize the street starting from the historic city centre. Thanks to the finesse of its architectural expression, Residence Le 13 integrates itself into the St-Pierre district with sensitivity and strength. The construction fully reflects contemporary developments, from the evolution of construction technologies to how we occupy our living spaces. The light, transparent and refined architecture marks the presence of the 21st century. The morphology and architectural expression of the volume reinforce the intention to integrate the project into its context.

Space and flexibility – the dream of any property owner

The staircase and lift serve two apartments per floor. The flexibility of the floor plan makes it possible to personalize each apartment to suit the tastes of the owner. On the ground floor, the apartments include a very large terrace and access to the garden. On the upper floors, each property also has a large covered terrace, and benefits from beautiful finishes.

South apartments

The entrance to the apartments is through a hall area with a built-in coat cupboard. On the east side, the master bedroom is pleasantly sized with a private bathroom equipped with a bathtub. On the west side of the apartment are two children’s bedrooms. A shared shower room with washing tower is located at the centre of the apartment. To the south the hall opens onto the living room, as well as the kitchen/dining room, which is oriented towards the large terrace.

Lakeside apartments

The entrance to the apartments is through a hall area with a built-in coat cupboard. On the east side is a generously sized master bedroom with a private bathroom with a bathtub, and two children's bedrooms. A guest bedroom and shared bathroom are located on the west side of the apartment. The hall is on the north side and gives on to a kitchen/dining room and living space which is organized around a hub comprising a separate toilet, washing tower and storage space; this in turn opens onto the large covered terrace.


With its unbeatable view over the lake and mountains, the penthouse is one single apartment: a superb space of approximately 185m2. The lift and the staircase lead directly to the entrance area. On the north side is the open-plan living space, including the kitchen/dining room. The cellar takes the form of a core that allows to privatized the shower room and the guest bedroom, compared to the day spaces. To the south, the parental suite and the office are organized in the manner of a free plan.

Garage & entrance hall

The garage, open to the exterior, is accessible via a sliding gate which is in line with existing fences and walls along the road. It has 16 seats, 5 of which are covered. The entrance hall and the stairwell constitute the reception area of the building, which is spacious and luxurious. The walls are exposed concrete, the entrance doors of the apartments are walnut and the handrail with integrated lighting is black steel. The hall distributes the technical room and the individual and common storage rooms. As for the exterior courtyard, this is fully car-free and secured.


At the heart of the town and your activities

Located five minutes on foot from Lake Neuchâtel and the Estavayer-le-Lac train station, and five minutes in car from the nearest motorway exit, Residence Le 13 is situated in the commune’s most attractive neighbourhood, at the heart of everything that is going on. Access for pedestrians and vehicles is via the Yverdon road. The drive leading to the building entrance is paved in granite cobbles, echoing the ambience of the old town. The cobbles even continue into the entrance hall of the building.

Within 10 minutes walking distance, you can enjoy a wide range of restaurants, cafés, pubs and tea rooms. Close by to your apartment you will also find everyday amenities such as shops and supermarkets, several banks, a pharmacy, bakery and a post office, as well as the Hospital Intercantonal de la Broye. It is ideal for families, with a number of schools in the area. In fact, the primary school (HarmoS grades 1 to 8) is just a minute’s walk away. The public secondary school Cycle d’Orientation de la Broye (HarmoS grades 9, 10, and 11) can be reached in less than 15 minutes on foot.


A contemporary and timeless building

Designed by one of the leading architecture firms in the Fribourg canton, Virdis Architecture, and situated at the heart of one of most popular communes among natives of French-speaking Switzerland, Residence Le 13 is a high-class joint-ownership property with a contemporary architectural style. This new development, which offers breathtaking views of Lake Neuchâtel, comprises three apartments with 4.5 rooms, three apartments with 5.5 rooms, and a splendid penthouse apartment. All apartments include generous terraces. Residence Le 13 enriches and strengthens the existing urban layout, presenting a resolutely fluid and elegant design.

Ecology and comfort

Particular care has been to given to the interior comfort and environmental qualities of the building. Heating is provided by a heat pump using a geothermal borehole, the heating distribution is via an underfloor system, and each room has its own thermostat for individual adjustment of the ambient temperature. In order to avoid overheating in summer and excessive heat loss in winter, the windows on the “long” façade (both fixed and tilt-turn) employ triple glazing. Protected by the overhanging balconies, the bay windows of the “short” façades are large double sliding windows. In terms of the construction, the slabs and the inner load-bearing walls are made of concrete.


Beaches, a medieval core, and much more

A real gem of tranquillity amidst bucolic landscapes, surrounded by ancient ramparts and dotted with carriage gates, Estavayer-le-Lac is a commune in Fribourg of around 10,000 inhabitants situated on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel. Popular with the many visitors who arrive in summer, this town (sometimes even described as a lakeside resort) is as well known for its magnificent sandy beaches and its nature walks as it is for its medieval centre. A paradise for lovers of architecture and old buildings, it is home to a great number of the region’s historical treasures, in the purest Gothic style. The Château de Chenaux and the Collegiate Church of Saint-Laurent, which both date from the 14th century, are perfect examples.

In Estavayer-le-Lac, the lake lies at the heart of local activities: pedalo, catamaran, windsurfing, paddle board… the choices are endless. Indeed, the town has its own port, together with the best-equipped water sports centre in Switzerland, Here, visitors can try out wakeboarding using the cable water skiing facility. The relaxed atmosphere of the town is no doubt due to its warm and friendly character, and its superb views towards the Jura mountain range.

The commune also offers numerous other attractions including the Azimut Theatre, the Frog Museum, the renowned Estivale Open Air festival, and an internationally-famous sports event, the Free4style freestyle festival. Altogether, Estavayer-le-Lac offers the perfect balance between town and country, peace and sports activities, in a unique setting. It is also good to know that the local taxes are very advantageous (tax rate of 84%). There is an airfield close by (Payerne, 10 minutes by car) which is ideal for private aircraft.
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4.5 rooms
Reference: 226.8742
Batch: 4
Located on floor no.: 1st floor
Number of rooms: 4.5
Number of bedrooms: 3
Number of bathrooms: 2
Number of terraces: 1
Living area: 107.7 sqm
Terrace surface: 27.3 sqm
Weighted Surface: 121.4 sqm
Year of construction: 2017
Heating installation: Floor
Property tax: 2‰ of fiscal value
Local tax: 84 %
Availability: Summer
Nbr. of parkplaces ext.: 2 CHF 15'000.- not included
Total number of parkplaces: 2 CHF 30'000.- not included
Altitude (m): 450 m


Village centre
Post office
Railway station
Bus stop
Highway entrance/exit
Primary school
Secondary school
Hiking trails
Outside conveniences
Covered parking spaces
Inside conveniences
Open kitchen
Guests lavatory
Bicycle storage
Built-in closet
Triple glazing
Fitted kitchen
Ceramic glass cooktop
Electric blind
Parquet floor


Stores 90 m
Station 300 m
Freeway 2700 m
Nursery school 570 m
Primary school 500 m
College 1400 m