Cret Du Merle, French Alps

The conversion of a redundant farmhouse to a family home in La Clusaz in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps.
Client Frank McGoldrick
Location La Clusaz, French Alps
No. of Bedrooms 4
Status Completed

WIA converted this redundant farmhouse in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps into a family home. The house dates from 1822 and although in good condition it had not been updated since the 1950s.

Crêt Du Merle - Carbon Willmore Iles Architects

Willmore Iles completed measured surveys and a concept design. Planning applications and building permits were made by local architects Herve Monnet Architecte DPLG.

Our scheme retains much of the original fabric but incorporates contemporary styled interventions. The owner has a collection of 20th century furniture which is set off by the neutral decoration. Subtle strip windows were inserted below the eaves. These cannot be seen from a distance, but provide brilliant snow-reflected lighting to the loft space during the winter months.

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