A sophisticated and slightly daring update inside a historical architectural jewel in Zurich, atop an impeccable manicured ground of a private park. The extravagant neo-gothic, castle-like villa was built mid-19th century and is well hidden in the hills of Zurich’s elitist Gold Coast. To achieve a layered lived-in feeling, while also adding entertaining spaces and creating more relaxed rooms, the new proprietors consulted STUDIOFORMA’s interior architects. We converted the hall, salon, dining room and office into an up-to-date manner while simultaneously ensuring comfort and happiness of the family as well as preserving the integrity of the historical building. Carefully selected materials and a jewel-toned colour palette orchestrate the new interior concept for a tactile, warm and very physical environment.
A zoning of the hall successfully incorporates the two most challenging requests of the client, which was to combine the entertaining areas – the gentleman’s pool billiard and foosball table – together with the wife’s request of a relaxed and family-friendly living area around the fireplace.
The notion of an overall exhilarant, lush garden kind of atmosphere elevates the salon’s interior design. Soft toned blue, green, gold and cream tie together the salon with the adjacent oriel and can be summed up in three words – comfort, serenity and sophistication. The abundant oriel window of the salon with a picturesque view over the greenery of the private park serves as a peaceful refuge, and certainly is an immaculate spot for high-tea. A custom-shaped blue Stepevi carpet with contemporary floral pattern complements the cream vintage leather sofas surrounding the marbled coffee table.
For the dining room, STUDIOFORMA lavished the walls with a refined glazing technique. A rich gold paint now encircles the room’s flamboyant dining arrangement of eight, curved and velvet dressed chairs surrounding a bespoke marble table, designed by Mario Botta. Botta’s table comprises a mottled white-grey-rosy top reflecting the marble surround, in particular the pink dots, of the fireplace. The ruby-toned upholstery of the dining chairs subtly corresponds to the reddish color accents of the table and the fireplace.