No room for the bath in the bathroom? A minus becomes a glorious plus in this master suite where the tub is given pride of place in the bedroom

Open to its adjacent entertaining zone and spectacular riverside setting, this kitchen is equally well considered in terms of the joy of cooking 

A modest frontage belies the space and scenic enjoyment in this energy-conscious holiday home with an upper level that can be sectioned off as an apartment

The ornate chandelier is a fitting inclusion in this soaring entertainment/dining/kitchen space – adding bling and drawing attention to the high ceiling

Designed for contemporary living and boasting a stand-out aesthetic, this home packs a lot of entertaining and family enjoyment into an envelope suited to a variety of sites, including more desirable yet smaller options 

Concealed lighting adds theatre to this centrally located and easily concealed cooking zone, which, like the island, is finished in a noble stone

That's the thing with marble, it ages with character and just keeps getting better – even brand new, as on this solid marble-clad island, it looks spectacular

Light creeps in around the edges of this atmospheric ground floor powder room, highlighting the textural plaster wall finishes

In this bathroom, traditional bath time indulgence is off to a reassuringly good start with this classic Axor Montreux tub mixer

Timber cladding, a simple A frame design and steep snow-be-gone roofing – this holiday home all but disappears into its natural, unspoilt mountain scenery

With a sparkling plaster finish, infinity edges on two sides, eye-catching water feature and decent proportions, this pool is a great match for its luxury residence

The interior designer used the most luxurious of materials from brass, marble, crystal and velvets to create a home that is refined and opulent at every turn