Interior Design

Inside the uber chalet

Issue 1 · Winter 2014/15

There are luxury ski chalets... and then there is Chalet Husky. One architect's eclectic design vision redefines Alpine chic

Issue 1 · Winter 2014/15

There are luxury ski chalets... and then there is Chalet Husky. One architect's eclectic design vision redefines Alpine chic

The personal creation of Val d’Isère resident and architect Jean-Charles Covarel, Chalet Husky redefines what a ski chalet can be with its eclectic mix of high design, contemporary styling, vintage pieces, high-tech gadgetry and gobsmacking ideas. Every corner of the chalet delivers a wow moment – and a smile. As Scott Dunn Ski Expert Kirsty Edwards says, “I think guests will just love the playfulness.”

Husky has all the traditional elements you would expect from a luxury chalet – large kitchen, ski room, private parking, spa – but there are also quirky elements throughout such as a waterfall that feeds into the glass-walled infinity pool or the indoor climbing wall.

Set in the Petit Alaska hamlet, just a quarter of a mile from the centre of Val d’Isère, Chalet Husky breaks the mould. Lighting is key, from the colourful mix of lampshades comprising upturned plant-pots and vintage finds to the rainbow lights above the pool and in the wellness area. Another key feature is the indoor garden atrium. As Covarel explains: “I had the idea to create a kind of mountain riad with an internal garden courtyard.” Each of the seven bedrooms benefits from the resulting natural light, as well as being equipped with iPads to control the lighting and heat.

The spacious bedrooms have a loft-style feel

A glass walkway is suspended over the indoor garden atrium

 

A vast open-plan living space runs the entire length of the chalet, with a dining area, bar and wine cellar at one end. A glass walkway is suspended over the indoor atrium, leading into the lounge area, complete with large open fireplace. There is a wellness area with spa, hammam, sauna and automatic massage tables, perfect for relaxation after a day on the slopes. Each bedroom has its own TV, and there is Apple TV throughout.

Covarel has designed the chalet with everything you could possibly need. As Edwards explains, “Chalet Husky really is Jean-Charles’s vision, so it truly is unlike anything that anyone has ever seen before. It’s vintage, contemporary and high design, but because of the scale it all works.”


To book Chalet Husky or for more information call the Scott Dunn Ski Consultants on 020 8682 5050.

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