A Sculptural Steel Abode on Lake Geneva Is Up For Auction
On the shores of Lake Geneva in the town of Thonon-les-Bains, France, this waterfront property resembles a large-scale, modern sculpture, its rusty patina the result of black steel having colored with age. Built for European artist Marc Dentand, the home was designed by architects Michael Widrig and Daniel Kaufman with the artistic interiors completed by the owner himself. Valued at €5,500,000, Casa 26 opens for bidding on June 5 through Concierge Auctions, and will sell without reserve to the highest bidder on June 8.
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The 7,750-square-foot, five-bed, four-bath residence was constructed using only three materials: larch, black steel, and concrete. The larch was sourced from the surrounding Alps and gives the interiors the warmth of an alpine abode, while the refined carpentry work is reminiscent of the interior of a boat—very fitting, considering that the home fronts a pier with a ferry that transports travelers to and from Switzerland.
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Casa 26 will go to the highest bidder without reserve auction on June 8. Bidding opens on June 5. For more information, or to register to bid, click here.
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