Chemin d’Hermance

Swimming Pool - Basins - Contemporary gardens

Above the house are flat areas. Access is via a long concrete path running the length of a dark pool whose stone coping is flush with the grass. The area below the house is dominated by slopes, right down to the lake, which is reached by a steep path bordered by straw-coloured grasses beneath tall oak trees. The ground becomes flat again at the beach by the swimming pool, whose smooth waters blend with the horizon on the lake.

Produced in collaboration with Verzone Woods, landscap architects, Rougemont and Antonie Bertherat, architect, Geneva

Pictures : Thomas Hensinger, Geneva - Marina Denogent, Prangins