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A Warm Mixed Limestone House Overlooks Lake Zurich

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Sublime and soaring shapes in poured-in-place limestone concrete ennoble a stunning house in Zurich.

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The house would be a little too spartan if it was grey concrete, but the warmth of this thick and creamy color makes the shapes sculptural.

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Entered on the side from a hillside overlooking the panoramic view of Lake Zurich, it presents a noncommittal face to the street.

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The open plan living and dining room overlooks the panoramic view (not shown) of the lake and the alps.

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An interesting idea.

Next to the front door, a glass door to a private courtyard can be locked when privacy is needed.

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Inside that private courtyard, two trees are as precious as priceless sculptures.

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Seen from a relaxing soak in a tub through a floor to ceiling glass wall, the trees create a private courtyard view within the light-washed walled enclosure.

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Carefully crafted cabinetry yields some elegant secrets.

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The typical “under the sink” drawer appears to be between the sinks. And another next to the towel rack? In any case, well separated from the plumbing underneath.

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The warm reds and yellows of fire is set off against a linear black cutout in the white wall.

A very quiet private house.

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