Gallery: Gorgeous Light-Filled Swiss Home Overlooks Lake Lugano

 
George Clooney may have a villa on Como, but anyone who's familiar with the Italian lakes knows that Switzerland's neighboring Lake Lugano is truly one of the region's brightest shining jewels. Less touristy, but just as tranquil and lush, this often over-looked destination boasts a beautiful and dramatic landscape anyone would love to open their windows to. JM Architects designed a simple modern home set into the hillside that draws in the region's natural elements. Built partially submerged into the land, the spectacular structure frames stunning views of the lake and takes advantage of a number of sustainable features, including geothermal energy, roof gardens, rain-water collection and more.

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