Monday, February 14, 2011

Next Stop: Home

This extraordinary chalet in the mountains was once a train station. Now repurposed as a home, it retains traces of its former usage, with equipment left in situ to give an industrial vibe to the interior — the former baggage scales now stores firewood by the original fireplace in the lounge area, while the dining room (once the engine room) is separated from the kitchen by a huge generator. A collection of modern art and midcentury furniture adds warmth and personality to the space, but the main focus is outwards, where there's spectacular views of the railway on one side, and of the mountains on the other, making it even more special. Extraordinary. More (in French) here from Marie Claire Maison.


liza said...

Oh my. Look at how cool that equipment is. And I love your title! I agree that this one is extraordinary.

Isabel said...

This place is gourgeous!


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Melanie's Randomness said...

How awesome is this!! A train station? Wow very unique! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Sallie Ann said...

What a great home. Love it!

Alice Olive said...

The view from the living room is simply amazing. Thank you for sharing!