Restoring a home that is over 200 years old is a tough task at the best of times. It is a job that demands great care understating of local design style history and heritage along with a mastery of innovative design solutions.
Large glass panes and doors opened up the house to the curated new landscape outside and the outdoor lounge now seems like an organic extension of the interior. Wood siding is another major feature that defines the house gives it a distinct façade and also keeps the timeless Eichler appeal intact.
Draped in wood on the outside large glass windows connect the prefab with the world outside visually. Sliding wooden doors cover up these windows and offer complete privacy when needed even as the modest interior adopts a modern beach style.
At the core of its design is a neutral color palette crisp design warm décor additions and plenty of natural light – features that make it so very distinctly Scandinavian. It is light gray and white that form the backdrop with pops of blue and green adding color to the setting in different rooms.
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.
Despite these limitations turns out to be a stunning residence that blurs the line between the interior and the landscape around it even while creating a sense of privacy and modernity. At the core of this design are two simple rectangular volumes with the lower unit holding the living areas and the top block containing the private spaces.
Designed by SeARCH the overall form of Chalet Anzère was inspired by traditional chalet design and construction in this part of Switzerland. Unlike more contemporary and commercial structures with multiple gables the design of this magical modern home is far more ergonomic and suited to the local weather. A garage towards the back of the home offers entry into the fabulous abode with an elevator carved into the mountain connecting its three different levels.