A secret address facing Mont-Blanc
Chamonix, French Alps, France
An exclusive location, untouched by tourists and passers-by, makes this the perfect place to shelter away from prying eyes. With a desire to respect the surrounding scenery and the spot’s age-old mountain spirit, the site is not enclosed so that the mineral and plant landscaping enables the site to breath and offer a feeling of great outdoor freedom. The four chalets that make up the Flocons de Neige residence are positioned along the Fil d’Ariane from an access road into a cul-de-sac created for the development, which extends onto a private stone forecourt with access to the entrance doors and garages. AN OASIS OF CALM IN THE HEART OF CHAMONIX The natural surroundings that embellish Flocons de Neige create a landscape filter which adds greenery to the interfaces between neighbouring houses while enhancing the views of the mountain peaks and iconic Alpine rock faces, such as Les Drus, L’Aiguille du Midi, La Dent du Requin, Les Aiguilles Rouges and... Mont Blanc. The private lawned gardens are bordered by a small dry stone wall and planted with resinous trees and a range of evergreen species. The position of each chalet has been carefully considered to make it look random and natural. By spreading the various architectural volumes out organically over the site so that they blend into the decor, Flocons de Neige combines elitism, privacy and authenticity.