An Alpine valley with two large ski resorts that is renowned across the planet and home to mesmerizing wilderness that will transport you into the lap of nature needs little introduction to ski enthusiasts across the globe.
The new rear addition to an existing home was modelled on the design flexibility and simplicity of the classic dollhouse where partitions between rooms are often arbitrary and one room can be turned into another by simply swapping the décor!
On the inside the woodsy warmth takes over completely and you are wrapped in a snug warm blanket of rustic finishes plush textures and quirky details that leave you spellbound. Crafted from locally sourced materials (along with reclaimed wood) the structure of feels like a natural extension of the panoramic rocky scenery around it.
A similar rustic-inspired earthen color scheme is employed in the kitchen dining room and bedrooms as well even as gorgeous lighting fixtures and a flood of natural light add to the relaxing ambiance.
Large glass windows not only bring in plenty of light but also help in keeping the home warm during the chilly winter months. The orientation of the home is such that the house benefits from extra sunlight during the colder months while it is protected from the harsh desert heat during the summer. This passive cooling and heating technique also cuts out reliance on artificial temperature control systems.
Another trademark feature of the loft is its wonderful blend of the old the new and the timeless with iconic pieces like the Eames lounger finding a space among more quirky modern pieces. The mezzanine level contains the bedrooms and kids’ spaces along with additional home workspaces that overlook the living area below. Polished energetic and playful this is a New York City home that captures the spirit of its neighborhood to perfection!
With a design that incorporates passive heating and cooling techniques top-notch insulation custom LED lighting and a gray water management system the house also aims to keep its carbon footprint as low as possible.