Wanderlust: Château Gütsch, Lucerne

Decorator Martyn Lawrence Bullard recently revamped new life into the historic Château Gütsch, a grand hotel in the Swiss city of Lucerne.  With panoramic views of the city and
Lake Vierwaldstätter, the 27 room hotel was built as a private residence in 1888 by architect Emil Vogt.  Vogt was inspired by the Bavarian castle Neuschwanstein as he sought to create a fairytale Belle-Epoque palace. 
 Bullard designed the interiors with the integrity of the architecture in mind while adding modern amenities.  He incorporated ancestral portraits from the original owners’ collection, Louis XV–style furniture, and Swiss and Gustavian antiques.
The grand public spaces have been brought back to their original scale with very careful attention paid to the historic decorative details including the plaster work, wood carving, parquet flooring and paneling. 
How amazing is this view?  I could sit on this patio all day.
The decor is lovely but look at the view outside the window!  As a designer, it would be a dream to design such a masterpiece.  Mr. Bullard, you are one lucky man.
This hotel is definitely on my bucket list.  I can’t imagine a more beautiful place to visit.
If you would like help in creating a home you love, please contact me at Brenda@atelierdhautedesign.com
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  • Reply VM Creation Atelier September 16, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Oh,my Goodness…….Brenda!
    Such a very beautiful view:)))*
    Oh,I hope we can spent there our vacation time next year……………


  • Reply Loree September 16, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I remember the Gutsch from when I had visited Lucerne – not that I had stayed there 🙂 Lucerne is a gorgeous little place. I love it.

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