Monday, June 3, 2013

The 1970s Castle of Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia

all photos by Gianni Franchellucci via Elle Decor

I guess I'm on a bit of a vintage kick lately, what with last week's video from the 1930s, but this post hearkens back to a different era.

There's nothing subtle about the Swiss lakeside home of Italy's Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia and his wife, French actress Clotilde Courau. No whispered suggestions of a groovy time gone by or hints of Studio 54 in its heyday. No, this house screams '70s opulence from the rooftops, and the grandson of Italy's last king hasn't updated a thing.

Get ready for a serious dose of disco decor and whole lot of wall-to-wall carpeting after the jump.

Designed in 1973 by architect Jacques Lopez, the unusual exterior of the home is meant to resemble ancient ruins, while the interior is almost completely devoid of right angles. It was revolutionary for the era, to be sure, but the furnishings remain unmistakably '70s.

1 comment:

  1. krystal/avillagetown.comJune 5, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    that is super unique, i like it!