Case Study

Duplex Apartment in Val D’Isere, French Alps

My clients came to me in the summer of 2017 with this project.

They had purchased two x 2 bedroom apartments on the 4th and 5th floors of a 5 storey building in Val D’Isere– the top one being the penthouse with large vaulted ceilings.

The idea was to knock through from below, insert a staircase to make a 4 bedroom duplex apartment.

In order to obtain planning permission to pierce the floors we had to use the builders who had constructed the whole building originally. They were based in Chambery.

The window for any construction or building works in the Ski Resorts is very small – 1 st May to 31 st November so we had to work very quickly to produce all the designs before we could secure contracts with the builders.

Both of the apartments were stripped back to the concrete shells and all the new interior walls, wiring, plumbing and cladding were added.

We created 3 bedrooms with ensuites and a Jack and Jill Steam Room with shower to be used by the 4th bedroom.

Most interior walls were clad with Larch and some plastered, some stone feature walls were also added.

The main sitting room now has a 4 metre high vaulted ceiling with a 3 metre wide drop down projector screen and a stunning full height stone clad fire.

The kitchen and bathroom carpentry was all made from locally sourced Antiqued Fir and the floors all Oiled Oak.

There are fake fur throws and luxurious rugs everywhere creating a cosy atmosphere.