Villa Patumbah, built for Karl Fürchtegott in the 1880s, demonstrates an architectural style quintessential of the Renaissance period. Designed by Chiodera and Tschudy, the ornate structure is punctuated by a magnificent piano nobile. A glass-stained dome tops the marble-framed windows, intricate murals and balconies. The villa is surrounded by a verdant landscape of manicured lawns, ponds, fountains and gazebos. It is the present headquarters of the Swiss Heritage Society.