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.
Proximity to River Thames meant that digging for a new basement was a structural challenge in itself but add to it the need to blend a traditional silhouette with a contemporary interior delightful antiques and plush décor and you have a home makeover that is unique in every sense of the word.
But it is the unmistakable presence of the dark spiral staircase that instantly grabs your attention and soon you are left marveling at the ingenious accent wall behind it. Created using a large number of plates in blue and white the feature adds a touch of spark and style to an otherwise unassuming space.
Filled with motifs cultural elements and values inspired by Persian culture and concepts of Mithraism the home is influenced by the presence of the sun which plays a pivotal role in setting the tone. In fact ancient symbols that represent the sun appear throughout the residence which is designed by Studio Persian Primavera.
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.
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.
A neutral color palette coupled with French honey-colored limestone shapes the new light-filled living area kitchen and dining space. It is additions like the Tom Dixon pendants in black along with the ornate gold-framed mirrors and glittering accessories that give the London residence a fresh yet timeless aura.