Eva Longoria buys holiday home in Switzerland

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2010, 14:57 PM IST

London: `Desperate Housewives` star Eva Longoria is splurging on real estate and recently splashed out a whopping USD 8 million on a luxury apartment in Switzerland.

The American actress and her basketball player husband Tony Parker already have two homes in Los Angeles and San Antonio.

Their third home in Switzerland overlooks Lake Geneva as Longoria`s husband was completely smitten by the property, Contactmusic reported.

"It has the most beautiful view that I`ve ever had the opportunity to see. Being very near to Geneva, it is the ideal conjunction of tranquil countryside and urban life, perfect for my holiday," he said.

The house which is a part of the old Du Parc hotel will be completed by 2012, but the 35-year-old actress has no plans to make it her permanent abode as she would prefer to move to her husband`s native place France.

"I feel at home when I go there. So for me to actually be there is always a joy.I have been learning a lot of French and I cook a lot of French food," said Longoria.

PTI