On the enchanted lake
THE LANDSCAPE THAT BURSTS IN THROUGH THE WINDOWS OF A HOUSE ON THE HILLS OF LUGANO SUGGESTS AN UNDERSTATED TONE FOR THE INDOOR SPACES. Through the large windows of a modern hillside residential complex, the peaceful landscape seems to flow and transform itself incessantly. This is the starting point for the definition and decorating of the living spaces of a couple, in Lugano, who wanted ample zones for entertaining many friends. «We let the landscape be the real protagonist of this apartment», say the interior designers Angelo Brignolli and Antonio Feraboli of Studio Linea. «Simple, elegant, functional interiors that never distract attention from the natural spectacle». The two-story house is totally focused on relaxation, right from the entrance on the upper level (the building also offers a spa, an indoor pool, a fitness room, sauna and Turkish bath), leading to large rooms with ivory-tone walls, sliding doors in lacquered oak and glass, with a Minotti sofa and a large Tibetan rug. The sole chromatic contrast comes from a leather chair by Vitra, along with wenge tables designed by the studio. One corner features the Composizione 12 lamp, while another displays a three-dimensional work depicting the goddess Venus made with sheets of interlocking plexiglas by the artist-photographer Antonio Mazzetti for Studio Linea. Mazzetti has also contributed the painting titled Boom in the dining room, a work where contemporary elements mingle with neoclassical architecture. Its red tones return in the runner that crosses the table. Here the lakeside atmosphere is enhanced by the almost hypnotic effect of the I lucci
argentati lamp by Terzani. The kitchen is also on the upper level, all in white but with a black worktop. The master bedroom, guestroom and studio are separated from the living area by sliding doors in white painted oak, with glass containing pale fabric to ensure privacy while allowing light to enter. The lower level is recreational, for a game of billiards or watching Tv. A wine cellar offers a space for tastings. At the center of the house light floods in from a small cavity transformed into a Zen garden. An apartment just a few minutes from the city center that offers serene isolation, surrounded by bright green lawns and equipped with an area for outdoor dining.