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    This lime-green house is owned by two brothers — Gabor Luka, 40, a veterinarian, and Tibor Luka, 43, a financial adviser. The boxy concrete structure took 18 months to complete at a cost of $3.7 million. The Luka brothers and their families moved into the building in 2009. The entrance to the younger brother’s home is through an open-air concrete enclave.




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    In Gabor Luka’s home, the dining room table is made from green andeer granite, a Swiss stone, and was custom designed by group8 architects ($7,895). The black lantern hanging above the table was bought from the Geneva shop Globus ($220).






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    The front patio of the Tibor Luka’s home is adorned with an olive tree from Portugal, left, and a potted banana and alocasia tree, right. The wicker chair was bought in 1986 in California ($330). The boxy cut out window panes offer a view of Mont Salève in France.



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    In Tibor Luka’s house, a metallic light fixture at the center of the kitchen is by the French designer Ross Lovegrove ($2,100). Beyond the light is a stainless-steel Siemens island cooker chimney and a De Dietrich glass cooktop. The four white plastic and brushed steel base bar chairs are by Fly, a furniture store in France ($130 each).






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    $3.7 million for that??? The whole thing is a waste of material.
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    What a monstrosity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelais View Post
    $3.7 million for that??? The whole thing is a waste of material.
    geneva housing prices are beyond absurd, even the shittiest, smallest house will cost you a million.
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    It has no soul.

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    I like it.

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    I like it, except the dead animals on the walls. Very minimalist, but without being all-white as minimalist homes often are.

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    But it says " took 18 months to complete at a cost of $3.7 million."
    We can't just be talking the build cost, that has to include the land, fixtures & furnishings. I'm surprised it took so long to build too.
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