Category Archives: Chalets

Christmas in Cortina

Posted December 22, 2014. Filed in Chalets, Holidays

A year ago, while doing research for a post on Alpine style titled Fresca Alpina, I discovered Italian photographer Stefano Scatá and the many residential projects he has photographed. I saved the images you are about discover, anticipating today’s very post. The all-wood constructed chalet located in the Italian Alpine village of Cortina d’Ampezzo was […]

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Chalet de Ferrières

Posted January 15, 2014. Filed in Baron and Baroness de Rothschild, Chalets, François Catroux

Chalet de Ferrières has been written and blogged about enough, this is true. All the same, I wanted a record of the several known photos published of the chalet in one concise place. My blog is as much a library of images that I reference for own projects and interests as it is a medium to […]

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Posted January 12, 2014. Filed in Chalets, Nicholas Haslam

“Swish Chalet”: that was the headline for an article written by Ros Byam Shaw for The World of Interiors featuring a chalet in Klosters, Switzerland, designed by the jet-set’s favorite go-to decorator, Nicky Haslam.  At a loss for a title more aptly suited, witty, or clever, this play on words stuck. Colefax & Fowler’s “Ebury” […]

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Posted January 11, 2014. Filed in Axel Vervoordt, Chalets, Elemental Design

The chalet pictured above appears as though it could have been perched on this Alpine slope for two-or-three-hundred years, preserved with great care and affection by its succession of stewards. But in fact it was only recently constructed by antiquarian and interior designer Axel Vervoordt and his wife, May. Sited with an enviable view high […]

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Posted January 10, 2014. Filed in Balthus, Chalets

Borrowing from the title of an article written by Jean Leymarie for House & Garden in December of 1987, the final home of the late artist Balthus and his artist wife, Setsuko, “Chalet Balthus” is correctly known as the Grand Chalet de Rossinière, in Switzerland. The largest known all-wooden structure of its kind in Europe, […]

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With one of the coldest winters on record I assume many of you would love nothing more than to escape to a warmer clime, perhaps St Barts or Mauritius. I, however, have my sights set on the Alps, with its fresh, crisp air and distinctive and inviting all-wood constructed chalets and their rustically elegant and […]

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