This home which was once a mountain guides home and self-built has completely changed its aspect and look when its new owners decided they wanted to appreciate more the spectacular views and to have more light and room. Based in a low valley and surrounded by rock it was without doubt a perfect location for a second home. Without losing its charm or its soul it has been recreated using modern materials and innovative solutions why respecting the environment. All this thanks to Chevallier Architectes who have worked in perfect harmony with the owners whose wishes were carried out perfectly. The main point being the addition of a living space consistent with the scale of the entire building, to make the most of this fine site nestled in the mountains. The added space, a room made of glass and polished and lacquered black aluminum, contrasts with the original timber construction. That contrast is carried through to the uses of the different spaces, with the original low-ceilinged structure housing private spaces and bedrooms, while the modern section contains shared spaces designed for socializing. A beautiful project with amazing results.
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