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    Default A View To A Thrill: Swiss Alps Bring Drama to Vacation House

    I'm surprised at myself for liking this house. The views are amazing.
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    In Brissago, Switzerland, the kitchen of a vacation house by Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architetti overlooks Lago Maggiore. Photography by James Silverman.


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    Antonio Citterio designed the sofa in the living room. Photography by James Silverman.


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    The chair is Danish mid-century. Photography by James Silverman.


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    Entry to the concrete house is via a staircase from the top. Photography by James Silverman.


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    The lower two levels are built into the hillside. Photography by James Silverman.


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    An outdoor kitchen sits on larch decking. Photography by James Silverman.


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    Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames appear in the dining area in addition to outdoors. Photography by James Silverman.


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    An oak pocket door slides away to give the living room and the main courtyard direct access outside. Photography by James Silverman.


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    Local stones pave the main courtyard. Photography by James Silverman.


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    Integrated shelving was a high priority, as seen in the master bedroom. Photography by James Silverman.


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    All the master bedroom’s woodwork, including the custom beds, is oak. Photography by James Silverman.


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    Olive trees populate the main courtyard. Photography by James Silverman.


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    The dining area is the first space visible on arrival. Photography by James Silverman.


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    Below the house, a concrete form contains an outdoor kitchen and a 20-foot swimming pool. Photography by James Silverman.


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    I like the roof top bar and that's about it , I hate concrete walls

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    That view might be worth living in that cold grey cement place.

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    It reminds me of the sky cells in Game of Thrones.

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    It's not my cuppa but it is amazing.
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    While it looks cold and dreary overall, I love, love, love the views. I could add texture through furniture to soften up the inside and then just bask in the glory that is that view.

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    The whole house looks like a basement, it even looks like it has low ceilings. Beautiful location though.
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    Ease up on the raw concrete surfaces. I bet the acoustics are horrible. ">Mom, what's for dinner-inner-inner?"
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    A refurnished bunker.

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