The property is located in the midst of an upscale villa area known as “Kastanienbaum” on Lake Lucerne.
The area is characterized by mostly large properties often featuring frontage on the lakeshore. There are many old trees on the property lending the site a serene athmosphere with a fantastic view of the lake.
The residence is divided into three parts. The villa is positioned in the middle of the property. The garage and separate pool house are designed as fold-out extensions of the property. The spacious courtyard between the villa and the garage provides access to the residence.
The upper level appears to be floating and is slightly fanned out in relation to the ground floor. Its imposing cantilevers project beyond the building walls. In addition, striking “incisions” of glazing decompose the impressive volume. This design allows for fascinating interior spaces with an inter¬esting play of light and shadow. At the same time, it affords fantas¬tic views into the landscape around Lake Lucerne.
The cantilevers protect the building from sun and weather while protecting the outdoor spaces. The lower level, seen from the lakeside, appears as a staggered joint and underlines the horizontality of the floors. The roof is designed as a discrete hipped roof with a flat pitch.
The upper level contains several bedrooms and bathrooms. All living spaces, public rooms and technical rooms are located on the ground floor.
A central skylight provides sunlight and daylight to the spacious and open staircase and the core of the house. The basement and the upper level are built as solid volumes of light-colored natural stone. The roof surfaces are of the same shade. The ground floor is connected with the employee apartment and the garage. It looks like a shell of glass and metal. As a result, the ground floor appears to be inserted between the solid lower and upper levels, underscoring the architectural concept.