An architect renowned for his ability to design houses for the most awkward and vertiginous of steep mountain sites, Stefan relished the challenge. 'This was perhaps my most difficult project to date,' he admits. 'The site is triangular so I had to come up with a design that used as much of the space within this as possible.' The result is a building that undulates, wave like in its design, with curvaceous balconies that project out into the site, making full use of the property's constraints.
The finished building incorporates Stefan's dual-level penthouse, which includes two en-suite bedrooms, a living area and kitchen on the first level, and a studio, third bedroom and garage on the lower level, as well as an apartment underneath. On the roof, accessed by stairs from the main living area, is a private swimming pool and sun terrace, complete with curtained four-poster sun beds and a view Stefan refers to as pure 'Rio de Janeiro'.