The owner of this charming lakeside villa on the edge of Lake Geneva was a repeat client for Kuster, who also designed their nearby home. With this project, Kuster wanted to echo the other home, while creating something fresh. The lifestyle allowed by the villa, with its spa, gym, cinema, multiple bedrooms and extensive entertaining space, is superior even to a five-star hotel. Designed for a large family with four kids, the emphasis for the design was on comfort combined with high energy.
Because of the villa’s breathtaking location right on the waterfront, Kuster used a lot of natural materials to bring the outdoors in, especially in the basement leisure area where the spa, gym, pool and cinema are housed. In the hammam, an onyx wall meets opulent gold and bronze mosaic tiles, and in the sauna, a mix of woods creates the sense of a Swiss mountain retreat. Upstairs, in the living areas, comfort is enhanced through the use of soft textures applied to the walls, floors and furniture. Venturing yet another floor up, this warm ambience is carried through to the master bedroom where a palette of metallic greys and golds brings the luster of the lake indoors.