Living

Penthouse on Lake Zurich

What happens when two cultures meet? Best-case scenario: an exciting interior. An Asian-Swiss couple’s holiday flat on Lake Zurich—which serves as a respite from their hometown, the megacity of Hong Kong—is perfect proof.

<p>Orange piping adds esprit to the classic sofa and discreetly picks up the red of the interior ...</p>

Orange piping adds esprit to the classic sofa and discreetly picks up the red of the interior ...

<p>... the perfect description of this family of four’s second home? Exotic and elegant, with the lake always in view ...</p>

... the perfect description of this family of four’s second home? Exotic and elegant, with the lake always in view ...

<p>... the dining table on a frame covered with fish leather pairs with the sideboard—both are designs by RoomDresser ...</p>

... the dining table on a frame covered with fish leather pairs with the sideboard—both are designs by RoomDresser ...

<p>... a lively orange-red, the man of the house’s favourite colour, runs through the entire flat. Here in the kitchen, with high-gloss fronts ...</p>

... a lively orange-red, the man of the house’s favourite colour, runs through the entire flat. Here in the kitchen, with high-gloss fronts ...

<p>... which is shielded from the hallway by a screen of backlit bark cloth, made in the Ugandan tradition from the bark of fig trees ...</p>

... which is shielded from the hallway by a screen of backlit bark cloth, made in the Ugandan tradition from the bark of fig trees ...

<p>... the wallcovering in the master bathroom is made of Austral Dream marble; the drawer fronts in Elica Arancio leather are by Studioart ...</p>

... the wallcovering in the master bathroom is made of Austral Dream marble; the drawer fronts in Elica Arancio leather are by Studioart ...

<p>... the washbasin is reflected in the smoked glass of Rimadesio’s sliding door. It can be closed to separate the bedroom from the en suite bathroom ...</p>

... the washbasin is reflected in the smoked glass of Rimadesio’s sliding door. It can be closed to separate the bedroom from the en suite bathroom ...

<p>... a bedside table is attached to the artfully tufted headboard made of shimmering velour</p>

... a bedside table is attached to the artfully tufted headboard made of shimmering velour