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.