Switzerland has arrived at the top! Real estate technically anyway. Recently, the Federal government is the owner of a luxury apartment in a high rise building The Pinnacle in Chicago (USA). Translated, the Name means as much as the summit or the top. Setting the price: 3,48 million Swiss francs. Thus, the purchase of the most expensive real estate deal of the first week of September was.

Happy new residents of the top property of Bruno Ryff is. The Federal office for buildings and logistics on a VIEW-request is confirmed. Since 1. In September, he represents Switzerland as Consul General in Chicago. After a few years break, the Swiss representation was in the Midwest of the United States on the 23. September opened again. For the Ceremony, Federal councillor arrived Ignazio Cassis (58).

A whole floor

Now lives and works Ryff in Chicago. Both are in high altitudes! His office is located in the 38. Floor of an office skyscraper, not far from his residence in The Pinnacle. Be commuting by foot: nine minutes.

Sleep, eat, and relax is the Consul General, even in the 46. Floor. There, he lives on 470 square meters. As the “Chicago Tribune” reported, evidenced by the luxury apartment is the whole third floor. Glazed Windows and two balconies guarantee an all-Round views of the city and lake Michigan.

This luxury to share Ryff. Because, as the Federal office VIEW writes, he uses the half of the premises for its representative diplomatic tasks.

Double space for wine

the Interior of the million-apartment can see. Four fully-equipped bathroom and additional separate toilet. The bedroom is equipped with two walk-in closets. A Highlight is expected to be of the air-conditioned wine room. 1000 bottles find place in the American newspaper. Well then: Cheers!

With the other residents of 21 East Huron Street, the Swiss share an indoor swimming pool, a Fitness and massage room, a cinema and a large garden for the dogs. Not enough of their own wine room, in spite of the 1000 bottles once, then there is also a common wine cellar.

Once much more expensive

The Pinnacle was built in 2005. A total of 197 apartments are located in the high house. To sale shops on the ground floor. According to a specialised real estate portal, the building is well connected with public transport. No Problem, should be the crime. The address is classified as a in a corresponding evaluation. For added security, a 24-hour reception, a porter in The Pinnacle.

The former owner of the Top flat is trying to sell this since 2017. In the meantime, they took the offer off the market, again and again they adjusted the price down. Originally, they requested almost 5 million francs. Even she had once paid 3.7 million. Seen in this way, Switzerland has made with the Chicago property is a bargain. Whether the investment is worth it but also?

Cheaper buy

Everything was wonderful. But are proud to 3.5 million for an apartment and a couple of representative rooms not too much? Of an “economic solution,” speaks to the Federal office for buildings and logistics. According to their spokesman, the options have been assessed purchase or lease and analyzed. Criteria include: location, accessibility, safety and sustainability.

it was Also necessary to take into account a long-term use. The decision was in favour of a purchase, because in Chicago, the rents are high and rebuilding would have been necessary in the case of the rental properties. At The Pinnacle it needed “only a little investment in construction”. In addition, the location was a plus point.