Located above St. Martin Church, this magnificent 10 room property enjoys a dominating position on a hill overlooking the lake, at walking distance from the city center, yet in a quiet, residential environment. Architect designed and renovated with refined taste, top quality materials, and attention to details, this villa provides for a living style combining prestige, elegance and comfort. The L-shaped design maximizes the sun exposure through the day, as well as the view on the lake and the Alps. The villa is surrounded by professionally landscaped gardens with park-like vegetation, allowing great privacy, rare to find in such proximity to downtown. The property can be easily converted in two units, with separate entrance and separate garage. The refined interior of this beautiful villa spreads over two levels, one dedicated to relaxed entertainment, and the other to formal receptions. The ground level is characterized by its own private marble entrance, an expansive great room, with en-suite bathroom, a movie theater with a bar, a library, two bedrooms, a marble bathroom, a kitchen with pantry room, a laundry room, a climate controlled wine cellar, utilities room and two storage rooms. A carnotzet, the traditional Swiss “fondue-room”, will allow you to spend wonderful winter evenings with your family and friends. All rooms have direct access to the terraced garden, where you can enjoy your swimming pool in all privacy. An elegant black granite staircase leads you to the upper floor, where the formal entrance to the house is located. A large hallway leads to the private quarters, which include two master suites. The first master suite features a dressing room and en-suite bathroom characterized by Portugal Red and Rosa marble, an antique marble bathtub, custom shower, and double sinks. The second master suite has an en-suite bathroom in green granite and custom shower. The reception area includes an expansive formal living and dining room with a travertine fireplace, opening onto a vast veranda with fireplace. These splendid rooms, offering an idyllic view on the lake, the mountains and the garden, will make you feel on vacation yearlong. All these rooms open onto a wrap-around balcony overlooking the swimming pool. This floor includes a cherry wood kitchen with dining area, as well as a Portugal Rosa marble powder room. The layout allows for great flexibility, to use part or all of the ground floor as a separate apartment, for private or professional use. The property is complemented by one oversized two car garage, an additional one car garage, a nursery and a paved double driveway providing parking for 5 to 6 cars. High quality construction, built by a builder for himself in 1958, the house has been fully renovated in 2006. The pervasive wood, granite and marble floors, as well as the ceiling moldings, contribute to create a unique atmosphere of class and elegance. A sophisticated alarm system allows arming the two floors separately. All blinds are electric and centrally controlled. The residence is surrounded by professionally landscaped luxuriant gardens with park-like lush vegetation.