With its distinctive, tiled tower this country house looks like a miniature castle. The reality is a little more down to earth. Built in 1900 in the dairy farming area of Bussigny, the home originally belonged to a director of a nearby Nestlé condensed milk factory. Around 1965 the house was converted into apartments. The current owner bought her apartment in 1993 when she returned to the area after a four-year period abroad.
It’s a beautiful property, with parquet floors, high stucco ceilings and a large, verdant garden. However the original kitchen was a throwback to the days when a kitchen was a place to work, not entertain. So in 2012 the owner took the bold decision to remodel the apartment, moving the kitchen from the north to the south-west corner and converting the former kitchen and bathroom into a dressing room, bathroom and shower-hammam. Both she and her
partner made a careful survey of kitchen brands, visiting showrooms and exhibitions and requesting catalogues. In the end their choice was unanimous. Poggenpohl’s quality, choice and ability to make bespoke kitchens to fit a defined space won their approval. Working with Nouvelle Cuisine Aosta in Italy, the elements of the design gradually took shape. They chose +EDITION because its classic framed style suited the character of the building and their décor. The central island unit is used for food preparation and presentation, with food storage and a coffee machine along one wall and the large, traditional range cooker against the other. Their Poggenpohl designer’s expertise was invaluable in planning the layout and details such as drawer interiors, lighting and storage. The designer kept the project on schedule and on budget from start to end.