This property listed for sale with BARNES Montreux was completely redesigned in the early 20th century by one of the greatest architects of his time, Adolf Loss. A rarity, and even more so given its position in an idyllic parkland on the lake shore. SoBARNES gives you a private viewing.
Adolf Loos (1870-1933) is considered one of the greatest masters of 20th century architecture. Although he was never part of a specific movement, he inspired generations of architects - including Le Corbusier - through his search for a stripped-down and simple style. It goes without saying that the buildings he designed have a particular poignancy, in direct proportion to their historic value. Yet another reason to marvel at this property on the banks of Lake Geneva which was entirely remodelled in 1903 both inside and out.
“This property is an open-air work of art”, says Charles Howard Morgen of BARNES Montreux, the consultant handling the sale. “It’s a lesson in harmony and balance, starting with the façades which embody the apparent simplicity sought by Adolf Loss.” Perfectly blending into its striking surroundings, on the lake shore with a private port, it boasts an extraordinary 2.5-acre parkland patiently awaiting its turn to be revamped. Likewise, its 16,154 sq ft of interior spaces, carefully preserved in their original condition, are also in need of a fresh touch.
“Each room is unique in terms of the specific qualities of the materials used”, explains Charles Howard Morgen. “The black, white and pink marble, the gold leaf tiles, the precious woods and the bronze all give the house unparalleled charm. It’s up to its future owners to bring it into the modern era while staying true to its DNA and the rules connected to its historic character.” »
The world is the oyster for this property that also comprises two large swimming pools (indoor and outdoor) and a private helipad. And the cherry on the cake - the centre of Montreux and its reputed international schools are just a short distance away.
But exceptional comes at a (justified) price, of course. In this case 49 million Swiss francs (approximately €42.5 million).
BARNES Montreux – Grand-Rue 54, 1820 Montreux – SUISSE
Tél. : +41 21 962 80 80 / Barnes-suisse.com
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