Thursday, July 11, 2013

French Farmhouse Turned Ski Chalet

The Ski House of the Day is a gorgeous farmhouse renovation at the base of the ski trails of La Clusaz in Haute-Savoie, France.  The farmhouse was originally constructed over 100 years ago.   The current owners, a couple of life-long ski enthusiasts, fell in love with the charm of the area, and the potential of this quaint farmhouse; and they have transformed it into one of the most inviting and elegant ski houses imaginable.  This luxury farm conversion ski house is called Chalet Patagonia and is a real stunner:

The first thing to notice is the setting and the mountain backdrop around this house:

(La Clusaz looks like a fun place to ski).

 Inside, this house combines quaint, antique farmhouse charm with elegant European luxury everywhere...with things like its stone flooring which came from Italy, and the old beams which came from an ancient Swiss hall.

Upon entering, there is a small rustic kitchen just inside the door on the ground floor, where hungry skiers can prepare lunch as soon as they step through the door...

 ...and can warm up in front of the incredible ceramic stove while they're at it:
The ceramic stove came from Austria...I just love it!

Upstairs is the beautiful open-concept main living area with piles of fur cushions, leather armchairs, and woolen fabrics to make it skier-friendly and comfy:

 ...with an irresistible central fireplace:

...a most inviting dining area:

...and a second, more elegant, kitchen (with the perfect apres-ski refreshments on the counter!):

This beautiful chalet has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, with one more impressive than the next:

 Check out the adorable kids bunk room...I love the built-in bunks and those sturdy little stools (and, hey, I have a pair of vintage children's skis exactly like that hanging on the wall!):

As if all of that weren't enough, feast your eyes on this outdoor (wood-fired) hot tub in the snow:

Does it get any better than this authentic hot tub?

The owners of Chalet Patagonia have done a masterful job turning an old farmhouse into an absolutely spectacular elegant-rustic, antique-modern ski house!  I think it is simply gorgeous.  Ooh, la la!