Revamping a classic Eichler home is always a challenge both in terms of design efficiency and aesthetics. Yet over the last few years we have not seen anyone do it better and on a more consistent basis than the folks at Klopf Architecture.
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.
A task gleefully taken up by Woodford Architecture and Interiors the 1960’s structure is now a bright cheerful and modern home that embraces its coastal roots in a serene fashion. And it is undoubtedly the fabulous view outside that makes this breezy even more special as one enjoys privileged views of Burgh Island and the quiet village of Bigbury-on-Sea.
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.
Draped with wood on the outside the home tries to combine the cozy atmosphere of a classic mountain home with sleek contemporary aesthetics to offer the best of both worlds. The interior of the house is simple unassuming and devoid of bold color to ensure that the focus remains firmly on the landscape outside.
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.
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.