Conclusion: not even with this amount at hand can you be sure to buy a property that “has it all”. You’ re likely to have to make some compromises, whether it is on location, lake proximity, space, or that newly-built-feel. Which features would be the most important to you? Cast your vote below!
Le Prieuré - Rive Droit: Central Geneva location overlooking jet d’ eau
It doesn’t get much more central than this! Nestled in between several green areas, yet only a few minutes’ walk from the luxury hotel strip of the right bank and all the amenities of central city living, you will find this white and bright flat on the top floor of Résidence Parc Château-Banquet. Renovated in 2016, this one bedroom apartment of 98 square meter comes with a sleek kitchen, a balcony, and unobstructed view of the jet d’eau. It’s yours for 1 650 000 CHF.
Bellevue: Clean lines and lakeside view
Contemporary finishes and lakefront views are popular – but they come at a cost indeed! This bachelor pad styled gem elegantly mixes wood, concrete and plenty of white surfaces in an open plan solution. The magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows open up to a huge balcony and breathtaking views of lake Geneva. This 2 bedroom/1 living room property, totalling 83 square meters, is located in Bellevue, 6 km outside of Geneva, and can be bought for slightly above 1 500 000 M CHF.
Gex, France: 4 floor townhouse with commercial unit and pool
If space trumps lake views in your book, then you might favour this 19th century townhouse in central Gex, 18 km outside of Geneva. These 300 square meters of living area across four floors may look less updated – but they do boast six bedrooms, a dining room, and a living room with fireplace and a library corner.
Included in the price tag of 1 490 000 EUR (about 1 566 700 CHF at today's conversion rate): grand staircases, a secluded 350 square meter garden, and a pool. But what really adds plenty of potential – for renovation projects, customizing your space, as well as bringing in some extra cash every month – are the 120 square meters of commercial space on the ground floor, as well as a 70 square meter outbuilding.