Clarens / Montreux - Switzerland

The renovation of Villa Dubochet: a huge work combining respect for heritage, architecture and contemporary comfort. As part of a prestigious ensemble of late 19th century houses in Clarens – Montreux, this project was our first opportunity to collaborate with the Sipal (Real Estate, Heritage and Logistics Department) and the « Mikulas » Architecture office for all that concerned the facade and the « Calonder » office for the landscaping.
The project began in February 2016 and was completed at the end of March 2018, after more than two years of careful and detailed work.

The project involved an expansion of the living space and the development of modern comfort equipment in line with the high standing of this type of villa.
Given the protected nature of the villa, the extension could only be realized at basement level, in order to preserve the architectural identity of the building whose architecture (facades, roofs, openings, balconies) was scrupulously restored according to the original project.

The interior concept was designed in such a way as to create a south extension to allow for two beautiful additional bedrooms, in addition to the rooms on the 2nd floor of the villa. The upper floor consists of day spaces: living room, kitchen, dining room and an office for the master of the house. The fully windowed room under the south pergola is an extension of the kitchen and dining area.

The first floor was entirely devoted to the master suite, with the bedroom, a generous bathroom opening towards the bedroom and the view of the lake, a large dressing room, a make-up area and a second office space.

26th October 2018 in London, Villa Dubochet has won the « European Property Awards » in category Best Interior Design Private Residence for Switzerland.