House Lombardo sits high on a mountain in Switzerland and has a panoramic view of Lake Lugano and the Swiss Alps. Anna Philipp of Philipp Architekten designed this home over 4 levels with the main living area on the top floor so as to take advantage of the stunning views – and stunning they most definitely are. The large terrace doubles the living space when the floor to ceiling windows are opened up. With the tempered glass rail system it is as though there is nothing separating the homeowners from the landscape beyond. One level down and just below the living terrace, Anna designed a long, linear pool to run along the facade of the home.
The terrace above offers a covered and shady spot to the pool level while the stone wall and large planters add in the organic touch to tie in with the distant view
Next to the pool is a tri-level deck for enjoying the views after a dip in the pool or just before turning in for the night.
the pool is on the bedroom level o fthehome and each of the four bedrooms has a poolside view. Two of the bedrooms are in the forefront with two windows each, and two of the bedrooms are in the step back with one window each.
Between the two sets of bedrooms in a large foyer with sliding glass doors for access to the deck. At the back of the foyer is the stairwell that accesses the other floors to the home.
While the stairs offer easy access to each level, the elevator makes it even easier. Located just behind the stairwell, the elevator unobtrusively blends with the wall colour while the stairwell is hidden behind wood panels. The wood paneling that surround the stairwell takes advantage of the space below the steps for staggered storage.
Back up on the top floor is where the living space and the Master Suite are. The living space has windows on three sides to maximize the views and the interior colour scheme is kept to a white on white with wood touches for warmth. Colour is not needed with the brilliant blues and greens of the landscape flooding into the home through the walls of glass.
The living room juts out into the terrace so as to allow for windows on all three sides. A stonewall divides the space between the living and dining areas – and also hides the elevator.