With two levels of excessive luxury and seven en-suite bedrooms, Le Petit Chateau will certainly appeal to those of you in love with skiing. The chalet is located in Courchevel, a popular ski resort in the French Alps and can be found right on the edge of Bellecote Piste. The villa also features a spacious living area, indoor pool, massage room, gym, sauna, cinema room and bar lounge.
Its interiors are characterized by a welcoming rustic style, with wood present throughout. Coziness is a main attribute of this French chalet, as every corner of the villa is enriched by comfortable seating units or fluffy pillows. Large windows and terraces on every floor allow guests to experience the beautiful surrounding landscape from the comfort of their own accommodation unit. A stay at Le Petit Chateau is priced from € 75,000 per week- similar to the cost a small apartment in less tourism friendly zones.
What is new and exciting now can quickly begin to look tired and out of fashion, so the best buildings don’t just consider what will be interesting to look at now, but also how it might look to people in five, fifty or even a hundred years’ time. 2013’s hotly contested RIBA Stirling Prize went to Witherford Watson Mann Architects for their work on Astley Castle, Warwickshire. In what RIBA Past President Stephen Hodder has described as an extreme retrofit, the project essentially saw a new building inserted subtly into the heart of the old, with a new, two storey residence now hidden within the sandstone walls of the ruins of this medieval castle, to be used as a holiday home for up to eight guests
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