Waterfront Homes: Swiss Penthouse on the Lake

With sweeping views of Lake Maggiore, it's no wonder why this luxe penthouse in Ascona, Switzerland is so highly sought after. A private balcony allows for watching sailboats glide across the water below, while a spacious sitting room and dining area ensure that the owners are comfortable inside as well.

Photo By: WETAG Consulting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: WETAG Consulting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: WETAG Consulting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: WETAG Consulting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: WETAG Consulting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: WETAG Consulting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: WETAG Consulting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: WETAG Consulting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: WETAG Consulting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: WETAG Consulting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: WETAG Consulting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: WETAG Consulting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: WETAG Consulting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: WETAG Consulting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Villa on the Shore of Lake Maggiore

If you're looking for paradise, you've come to the right place. Here in Ascona, Switzerland, a sunny little town on the shore of Lake Maggiore, sits a historic villa with a 300-square-meter duplex penthouse that's perfect for luxury living.

Penthouse Enjoys Total Privacy

Being on the top floor certainly has its perks: incredible views, peace and quiet, and total privacy. As they sit out on their balcony, the owners of this penthouse will surely feel like they've hit the jackpot.

Terrace Boasts Patio & Pool

Yes, it's true -- the property includes a terrace with a swimming pool! Because it's built right into the cliff, the water feature almost seems to blend into the horizon.

Swimming Pool Surrounded By Plants

Flowers and agave plants surround the pool, providing greenery and texture. A smooth stone deck gives the owners room to sunbathe as well.

Palm Trees for Tropical Touch

Palm trees decorate the landscape, too, and further the sense of a tropical paradise. From up here, the owners can watch as yachts and other boats sail in.

Sailboats Glide Across the Lake

There's something so relaxing about watching sailboats glide across the water. On especially sunny days, the owners can see for miles across the lake.

Scenic Views of Lakeside Town

Though the penthouse feels like it exists in a world all its own, a short walk will take the owners right into town. The brightly colored buildings along the shore make for a picture-perfect view.

Balcony With Classic White Columns

Taking cues from Mediterranean-style architecture, the balcony features beautiful white columns. A carved design complements the piece nicely.

Balcony Perfect for Al Fresco Dining

With a round table and four chairs, this balcony easily encourages the owners to enjoy their breakfast by the water. The natural light and balmy breezes are a major plus.

Seamless Transition Into Living Room

Retractable doors create a seamless transition into the living room. Here, two matching white sofas ensure plenty of room for guests, while light blue pillows pull in colors from the water.

Sofas Establish Symmetry and Balance

From this side of the room, the sofas both provide a touch of symmetry and frame views of the balcony. An asymmetrical coffee table anchors the space and keeps glasses within easy reach.

Penthouse Boasts Open Floor Plan

On the other side of the sofas, a long table with several barstools creates a formal dining space. The dark wood of this vignette perfectly complements the accent wall, which becomes a focal point for the open layout.

Family Room & Other Features

Just a few steps from the living room, a large sectional and fireplace create a comfortable space to unwind after a long day. In addition to the balcony, sitting area and dining space, the penthouse also features four bedrooms and four baths.

Master Suite With Spa Bathroom

To make the master suite feel open and airy, the architects eschewed a traditional wall in favor of twin columns. On the other side, a large soaking tub and glass-enclosed shower create a spa-like bathroom.

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