Welcome to our gallery showcasing the fantastical Villa Lombardo project, a home designed by Philipp Architekten.
This contemporary home stands high above Lake Lugano, situated between the borders of Switzerland and Italy, surrounded by stunning views.
Led by Anna Philipp, the firm of Philipp Architekten is all about working holistically with a team of architects and engineers to design custom homes in innovative fashion, with services offered worldwide. Their work seeks to reflect a harmonious mixture of humanity, nature, and architecture itself.
The company takes responsibility for not only the structure of a home, but the interior and exterior design, including furniture, energy conservation, landscaping, lighting, and even safety features. This comprehensive approach pays dividends in a design like the Lombardo project.
The home itself consists of four levels, all of which must be crossed to reach the top level residential space. The aim was to capture the best, most panoramic views possible from the mountain home.
The open plan living area is a spacious endeavor, emphasizing transparency to offer a 270 degree panoramic view of the immaculate natural surroundings.
With a comfortably temperate climate, the living room can be doubled with broad openings onto the large terrace for most of the year. It’s here where the homeowners can enjoy that massive panorama of the landscape.
We’re told that under the right weather conditions, they can even spot Milan from home.
With the mountain spilling downward beyond the terrace, the view of the Swiss Alps is expansive and uninterrupted. Below the terrace, from the infinity edge pool, the mountains and sky appear to merge with the surface of the water.
We’re beyond impressed with this villa and we hope you feel as inspired as we do. Enjoy the gallery!
Photography: Udo Geisler
This side of the home is almost entirely glass, offering expansive views over the cascading landscape. The sleek surfaces and glass balustrade make for a brilliant transition from the interior to the pool.
The kitchen centers on this sleek white island with built-in sink and storage possibilities. The wraparound glazing means that the expansive mountain views are afforded from inside the home.
The grand open space design means that the kitchen shares a floor plan with the dining and living room areas. The rich wood dining table, along with matching wood paneling at left, offers a warm counterpoint to the white tile flooring and expanses of glass.
Here’s a look at the grand foyer, a resolutely minimalist space informed by rich wood paneling that conceals a set of storage beneath the stairs. Tubular chandeliers offer a sparkling bright presence over the expanse of white tiling.
At the lowest level, with entry from the garage, the home is laid out completely in white. This ultra-minimalist space is informed by subtle lighting cues and leads up toward the visually complex parts of the home.
The primary bedroom is one of many rooms that open directly to the terrace via large sliding glass doors. In this space we see rich hardwood flooring and rich brown walls, contrasting with the white ceiling and walls seen elsewhere in the home.
The large bathroom is an exercise in spare but bold detail, with a floating natural wood vanity hosting a white vessel sink at right, and the walk in shower beyond. The large pedestal tub features floor mounted plumbing.
The walk in shower is a large space highlighted by intricate tile walls and recessed lighting. A rainfall shower head punctuates the space with an ultra modern touch.
This low view of the upper terrace showcases the glass balustrade and vast open space available when stepping out of the living room. The sleek and unobtrusive floor tiling helps keep the focus on the breathtaking views.
The lower level is more closed off than the top floor, but features multiple openings to the patio and pool area. The pool itself features an infinity edge for seamless views over the landscape.
We leave you with a view over the infinity edge pool, immaculately reflecting the warm hazy skies over mountains in the distance.
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