This truly exceptional property nestles above and on the edge of the historic and beautiful Vaud village of Bougy-Villars. The views are quite literally breathtaking with an uninterrupted view across the whole of Lake Geneva, from Geneva to Montreux.
The house is four minutes from the main Geneva to Lausanne highway and approximately six minutes from either Allaman or Rolle train stations. It enjoys good public transport links and is ideally situated for many of the main international schools in this part of Switzerland.
This residence is a one-off creation. A state of the art house with every amenity, enjoying a traditional yet thoroughly modern Vaudois appearance combined with seclusion, privacy and a level of sustainable comfort which are extremely rare in the Swiss property market.
Situated on a 3500 m2 property, the house enjoys approximately 1000 m2 (not the official internal size) of effectively usable space over four levels. Its environmentally friendly geothermic heating system is dramatically more efficient and economical than any other form of heating. The house offers garaging for up to eight cars, the potential of a private guest suite, and a quite superb leisure and entertainment complex. The entertainment and leisure complex enjoys a large internal swimming pool with sliding doors out to a large terrace with panoramic views of the Alps and Jura. There are full catering facilities with Boffi and Miele fitted appliances in one of the kitchens adjacent to the large fitness room, hammam and sauna. A magnificent wine cellar and wine entertainment area and staff accommodation complete the luxurious appointment of this stunning and substantial property. On the main floor of this property, the front door frames the view of the Alps with a spectacular glass floor visually connecting the different levels. Sweeping staircases connect the upper and lower levels and the whole house is connected by a central elevator. There are two further garages on this level. The stunning Italien Boffi kitchen is fitted with every conceivable appliance and enjoys easy access to the large open plan dining area and a separate snug or living to relax in the heart of the house. To the north side are a separate and fully equipped catering kitchen and large family or playroom meaning that children may be seen but not always heard!
Returning to the main entrance hall, the aspect is through the large drawing room, with fireplace, where the wood floor continues out to the magnificent terrace, enjoying views ahead to the Alps and west to the Jura. The sense of luxurious refinement is palpable and at a level rarely found in this part of Switzerland! A separate access leads to the office complex with separate side entrance. This could also a self-contained apartment for other members of the family south facing, and bathroom facilities and a small amenity kitchen area. On the upper floor is the main family accommodation with a large south and west (Alps and Jura) facing master suite with bathroom and large dressing rooms. There are three further bedrooms and two additional bathrooms.
This is a unique property. All the bathrooms and several kitchens are fitted to the highest possible standard. The house is large and offers substantial accommodation and yet feels accessible and comfortable. It would be possible for a couple to live with staff in the height of luxury or just as easily accommodate a large and possibly multi-generational family.
It is a house designed for those who enjoy the finer qualities of life and expect them to be on hand in beautiful surroundings. The floorings and fittings are chosen from the finest materials and every part of the house has been hand built by the best Swiss and French craftsmen. No attention to finishing detail has been spared! It is a truly remarkable property and to use a much-hackneyed phrase something of a unique jewel.
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6 Bedroom Substantial Lakeside House in Bougy Villars, Switzerland