An icon on the Lake Geneva shoreline
Everything about it smacks of the exceptional. Designed by one of Switzerland’s most eminent architects, Jean-Marc Lamunière, this extraordinary house on the Lake Geneva shoreline is one step away from becoming a listed building.
he house is the result of the passion for contemporary architecture of a connoisseur who, in the 1970s, decided to build the house of his dreams. His initial idea was to create a single room designed to emulate a sprawling hotel suite. He entrusted the keys of his project to Jean-Marc Lamunière, an iconic figure in Swiss modernity in the second half of the 20 th century. Initially influenced by Auguste Perret, in the 1960s Jean-Marc Lamunière began embracing the "philosophy" of another master, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who was the director of the Bauhaus in Germany during the 1930s and an ardent advocate of the intensive use of glass and steel. The 800 sq. m living space literally breathes the exceptional, irrespective of the materials used – such as the incredible onyx panels lining the intimate recesses and the 3,000 sq. m green setting - a rarity in the local area. Built to overhang Lake Geneva, the house dominates the shoreline and boasts France’s Jura region for its skyline. A collection of modern and contemporary art and furniture bearing the hallmark of the leading designers define what in itself is a magnificent work of art.
Un élégant paquebot de béton, de marbre et d’acier dont les larges baies vitrées ouvrent sur le salon de réception et sa piscine, réplique de quatorze mètres d’un ancien bassin romain. An elegant concrete cruise vessel, with marble and steel, whose bay windows lead to the living room and its swimming pool, a 14-metre replica of an ancient Roman pool.
Emile Garcin agency, Geneva / firstname.lastname@example.org