It is the first level that houses the living area along with the kitchen the dining space and the gorgeous garden while the half-sunken basement provides ample parking space a home office and service areas. The third and fourth levels hold the bedrooms and private spaces and also offer both textural and visual contrast with their wood screen and cantilevered form. Refreshing inviting and undoubtedly contemporary it is the box-like design and cubic form that win at House M.
The chalet seems more modern than traditional as you step into its living room and a fabulous wood and cement fireplace becomes the focal point of this relaxing setting. Step in further and you have the large dining space and the modern kitchen both of which offer views that are as appealing as those from the living area.
Is a project that demanded all of these qualities as this brown brick cottage from the 1800s was in need of an elegant and urgent modern makeover. It is the creative folks from extrArchitecture who accomplished this as they completely transformed the classic London home on the inside even while keeping the street façade largely intact.
It is the lower level that contains the guest rooms with the second floor housing the main living area kitchen and dining area and the top level holding the master suite along with other bedrooms and bathrooms. With mesmerizing views of the surrounding landscape a minimal design style that puts practicality ahead of flowery aesthetics and a hint of Scandinavian simplicity this beautiful inventive and yet classic chalet stands out from those that surround it in Anzère.
The bedrooms move away from the more minimal modern look and embrace a more traditional ‘chalet’ style as one sees each of the rooms being engulfed in wood. The smart use of windows brings in ample natural light with high gabled ceilings adding to a sense of spaciousness and elegance.
Décor inside the apartment is also as minimal as possible with white holding sway once again. A gallery wall and a cool ladder make up the dining room backdrop and the ladder also serves as a practical addition as it lets the homeowner access the top shelves and cabinets in the adjacent kitchen.
Step inside and one finds an entirely different picture with exposed wooden surfaces and plywood sheets shaping a getaway that is inviting warm and elegant. Public spaces of this fabulous retreat sit on the lower levels with the top floors containing the bedrooms.