Light, air, mountains: Stone house in Ascona
Photo: Hannes Henz
In their alteration work the architects responded to the given situation, with the result that new elements in natural stone lend the house a contemporary touch while integrating it with the neighbourhood. An existing stone wall along the street has been interrupted to create a new and generously-sized entrance situation complete with a parking space paved in natural stone. A gently rising ramp leads from the entrance gate down to the lower garden level. The main entrance and two small bedrooms are situated on the lower floor, while the upper floor contains the living room with a dining and kitchen area. A large window looking out onto the lake and framed by rough stone walls creates a special atmosphere.