History of the estate

The Banker Charles Lecointe acquires some land and a rural building from the heirs of Jacques Gautier.

The banker Jean Ador, grandfather of Gustave Ador, future President of the Swiss Confederation, purchases the estate for his wife Adrienne Jeanne Dassier, great-granddaughter of the medallist Jean Dassier. The courtyard is created and the outbuildings are converted into stables. Trails are created in the park.

The estate is divided: Amélie-Françoise Ador, wife of Elie Alexandre Périer of Rolle, inherits the west half.

The Genevan architect Samuel Darier is assigned to renovate the estate: to enlarge the main house and remodel its interior; to consolidate the façade by creating a terrace; to decorate with stucco and faux-bois; and to create an enclosed garden, with a greenhouse and an orangery and pools with water jets.

Charles Brot acquires the estate.

Paul des Gouttes, lawyer and member of the International Committee of the Red Cross, acquires the estate, which he names “La Chandoleine.”

The German Baron Kurd von Hardt purchases the estate. The stables are converted into a neoclassical-style building that houses the academic library.

Renovation works begin on the Foundation buildings.

The estate is listed on the Genevan registry of protected buildings.

Restoration of the orangery and the greenhouse.

Designing of trails in the park.