Traditional Mountain Home in France Adds Modern Extension


Exterior with pathway to entrance - modern extension France

The renovated Chalet SOLEYÂ, a traditional mountain home in Les Houches, France, by Chevallier Architectes is situated on a natural promontory and surrounded by rock faces. The main challenge with this modern extension for the architects was to avoid tampering with the integrity of the original building, while incorporating an updated design, modern materials and sustainable features.

The most prominent change to the structure is the addition of a large living space built specifically for social gatherings. The cantilevered room made of glass and lacquered black aluminum contrasts with the original, low-ceiling, timber structure, which houses the bedrooms and bathrooms.

Extension and garage - modern extension France

The interior design featured in the extension merges rustic elements with contemporary details. Large picture windows showcase the views of the surrounding nature and a deck hot tub and a sauna can be enjoyed all year round. Sustainable features include a green roof, sun-facing façades and high-performance insulating solutions. [Photos and information provided by Chevallier Architectes]

Extension with windows at night - modern extension France Exterior front facade - modern extension France Exterior corner of extension - modern extension France Exterior with chimney - modern extension France Main deck with hot tub - modern extension France Glass deck with mountains - modern extension France Narrow deck perimeter - modern extension France Exterior corner into living room - modern extension France Down stairs - modern extension France Futon in basement - modern extension France Steam room - modern extension France Dining room - modern extension France Kitchen - modern extension France Bathtub and window - modern extension France Bathtub and bed - modern extension France Bathroom sink - modern extension France Interior living room - modern extension France

What do you think of the modern extension of this traditional mountain home?

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