The mountains, the snow, the skiing… the hot chocolate! It’s the perfect time of the year to think about warm and cozy atmospheres with a beautiful snow view.
Have you been longing to own a winter retreat for years? Or are you lucky enough to already have one, but you want to give a fresh new look to it? Do you want to leave the city behind and start a new life in the mountains? Or are you just curious to have an insight view on new architects and their designs for beautiful contemporary chalets?
Follow along and discover our selection of the 5 most impressive contemporary chalets. These mountains houses provide the best comfort and modern, simple yet warm interiors!
1. Haus Walde by Gogl Architekten
(Pics via nicety.livejournal.com)
A dark indoor palette, that sticks to the natural colors of the mountain, is the best way to contrast the white and bright shine of the snow. It will give you the sensation of being in a cozy cave surrounded by the spectacular theatre of nature.
2. Chalet Anzère by SeARCH
(photograph Ossip van Duivenbode)
If you want to go for a cleaner and more minimal look, don’t be afraid to use rough concrete for your wall finishes, there are many ways you can balance it out. First rule: open your space to the outside. Large windows create a nice dialogue with the surroundings and the simplicity of the indoor will make the beauty of the outdoor stand out even more. In the living room, a central fireplace together with some natural materials, like wool and faux fur, will do the rest.
3. Chalet Uri Canton by Pierre Yovanovitch
(pics via the architecture firm website)
Be authentic: to reach a typical mountain atmosphere, play with mountain features and materials, wood is the most common. On the floor, on the walls, or even on the ceiling, treated or natural, shaped or not, wood will always create cozy and warm feelings.
4. Maison Glissade by AKB architects
(photography Shai Gil, Peter Sellars)
Add some color. Select your favorite piece of furniture, choose it in your favorite hue and give an instant modern twist to your home! And if you come back for your summer holidays, you’ll find a space that is perfect all year round.
5. Résidence des Grands Jardins by Bourgeos / Lechasseur Architectes
Treat yourself after a full day of skiing and design the master bedroom of your dreams. A bathtub and private dining area facing the most stunning view will create the coziest environment.