Neo-Medieval Mansion on Lake Geneva, in the Heart of the “Montreux Riviera”
This turn-of-the-century Neo-Medieval mansion resembles a castle, with panoramic views of the Alps and Lake Geneva. Classified as a historic monument, the 21,527 sq ft home was built between 1894 and 1897 and features beautiful stained glass windows, mouldings, beautiful staircases, turrets and other architectural elements, guaranteeing timeless elegance in the heart of the Vaud Riviera.
A haven of tranquility on the shores of Lake Geneva, Montreux is where Freddy Mercury came to “break free” and find peace. “Back when Queen first got here, the town was tiny and there was absolutely nothing to do,” says Freestone, Mercury’s personal assistant. “But if you wanted to record an album, it was perfect.” Queen produced 7 albums in Montreux, including “Made in Heaven”, released 4 years after his death. The album cover is a montage of the three-metre Freddy Mercury statue that still overlooks the lake from the town promenade, the three remaining band members, and the boat house Mercury rented while in Montreux.