Chemin Byron House Adding Opulence And Warmth In Geneva

This modern home is located on the outskirts of Geneva, Switzerland, in a traditional Swiss neighbourhood. The home’s design, which was carefully integrated into its steeply sloped site, balances a modern architectural language with a warm, intimate feel. Tom Kundig, the design principal, worked closely with local Swiss builders and engineers to incorporate the high level of craftsmanship and precision for which Swiss architecture is known. This collaboration is also reflected in the exterior materials, which include steel and glass typical of Kundig’s style but are finished with traditional local materials such as terra cotta and European pine.

The Three-Story Home And A Large Light well

Chemin Byron House / Olson Kundig,© Nic Lehoux

The three-story home takes advantage of its hillside location to provide views of Lake Geneva and the Jura Mountains beyond. A large lightwell integrates natural daylighting throughout each level, all the way down to the semi-basement. A bronze main entry door on the north side leads into the main level hall, which leads to a spacious living/dining/kitchen area and a covered terrace beyond.

Abstract Figural Sculpture And A Master

Chemin Byron House / Olson Kundig,© Nic Lehoux

Antony Gormly’s abstract figural sculpture commands the terrace, drawing views outside to the lap pool, lake, and mountains beyond. A master suite on the upper level offers pristine views as well, taking the form of an extruded glass box hovering above the terrace. Two more bedrooms round out the top floor, with a guest suite, sauna, and exercise room on the lower level. Materials such as concrete, grey wood, and metal finishes, as well as natural stone and stucco, contribute to an approachable yet refined interior palette.


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