Sincere, but intentional design may possibly ideal describe the Brione Property completed in 2005 by Swiss-based firm Wespi Jérôme de Meuron Architects, . This distinctive modern property is perched higher above the upscale and urbanized city of Locarno, located in Brione sopra Minusio, a quaint town in Ticino, Switzerland.
With two cube structures of contrasting heights jutting out of the steep hillside rather organically, this 4-level residence is built entirely of rustic stone walls shared by each the exterior and interior. The aesthetic can be likened to a contemporary reinterpretation of a castle.
From the outdoors, two wooden grid gates are a feature of every single building, as an entrance and “window” to the breathtaking landscape of the city, mountains and the lake. Yet another peekaboo doorway opens unto the pool which stuns with an illusion that it and the lake are unified as one.
The bold interior design and style carries varied stonework throughout flooring, even though wooden furnishings and trim tend to warm the cavernous space. In the kitchen an immense medium-wood island fitted with a brushed stainless sink expands out to what becomes the dining space table of the same material. It is in this room exactly where one particular of the moveable wooden gates opens to the outdoors allowing for plentiful light and unparalleled views. Tableside seating in the dining area is vivid white, as are the two cushioned arm chairs that surround the living area’s minimalist cutout fireplace.
The bedrooms absorb abundant light from perimeter courtyards as nicely as external openings above. Wood accents as frames for the sliding glass doors, platform beds and walls create a comfy ambiance.
With a dominant neutral palette of grey, white, gold, charcoal and brown, the Brione dream property strikes a meticulous balance of urban-meets-rural with a unique modern design that blends into its environment, however will never ever go unnoticed.