In a departure from cowbells, log walls and rustic furniture, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance’s Chalet Béranger in the French Alps looks like a traditional ski chalet on the outside but is a hot TriBeCa loft on the inside. With slick walls, space age looking fireplaces and white main colour, the place should look as cold as the inside of a refrigerated truck, but its warmth is added through textures in the fabrics and subtle wall colour.
What would you expect from a Parisian designer and interior architect? There are concrete floors and a steel staircase with industrial lights in the stairwell. A games room and 200 square foot “Jacuzzi” area in Vals Querzite stone. The space is amazing, and after a day of skiing, wouldn’t you want to feel like you had been transported to an upstate New York apartment?