Built against a rock face on a forested piece of land in Switzerland, this villa's closeness to nature makes it a success
The north-facing living room was originally an artist’s studio and features large glazed windows in their original frames.
When you first see the intimidating exterior of this villa in Lugano, Switzerland, it is difficult to imagine what is secreted away behind its high walls. Built on a plot that sits between a road and a for
A creative couple swapped a New York apartment for a rambling Constantia property
The horse-riding trails and vineyards of Cape Town’s Constantia couldn’t be further from New York’s hip and edgy Brooklyn, especially for fashion designer Lindy Cohen and her music-producer husband Marc Algranti. Yet, that’s precisely the move they have made. ‘New York was incredible, but it was less great when we had kids,’ explains Lindy, who worked as a buyer for Anthropologie and as creative director for fashion label Liquid during her 11 years in the Big Apple. We wanted to have space, nature and family,’ she says, ‘to give our children the same sort of upbringing that we had.’
Having spent two long