Holiday Chalet by Claude Petarlin

Holiday Chalet is a lovely rustic retreat situated on the Monte Grappa massif in Italy, designed in 2017 by Claude Petarlin.

Modern kitchen with wooden walls, black cabinets, and a dining area with a view
Wood-paneled room with sleek furniture and large window view of snowy landscape.
Contemporary wooden kitchen with sleek black cabinets and unique chairs.
Modern wooden interior with a table, fireplace, and window.
Contemporary wooden interior with a fireplace and fur rug.
Modern fireplace with wood storage in a room with wooden walls and ceiling.
Modern kitchen with wooden ceiling and dark cabinets.
Minimalist bedroom with a window view of a tree and landscape.
Contemporary wooden bathroom with nature view window.
A modern bathroom interior with a wooden finish and a window view of a snowy landscape

About Holiday Chalet

Elevating Twin Chalets on Monte Grappa

Architects embarked on an ambitious project, transforming two twin homes perched on the Monte Grappa massif, 1,300 meters (4,265 feet) above sea level. The mission? To revamp the duo of family chalets, erected in the early ’80s, into perfect retreats for summer and winter vacations.

A Fresh Interior Blueprint

Starting with a fresh, functional room layout, the redesign breathed new life into the interior spaces. Wood, in its natural and cozy glory, took center stage, forming a new expressive layer on floors, walls, and ceilings. Additionally, strategically placed new openings in the walls and sloped ceilings fine-tuned the rooms’ internal lighting, creating focused and enveloping atmospheres.

Creating Convivial Living Spaces

A uniquely designed fireplace with an open angle now links the living areas, dining space, and a completely black kitchen, fostering a convivial setting. This blend of traditional materials with modern elements, like black fenix surfaces and inclined wooden seats, crafts a contemporary, yet cozy and functional chalet ambiance.

Harmonizing with the Landscape

Externally, the landscape’s constraints necessitated retaining most local construction characteristics, focusing restoration efforts only on elements that had deteriorated or were in decay. This approach ensured the chalets remained harmonious with their picturesque surroundings, preserving the essence of their location while introducing modern comforts and functionality.

Photography courtesy of Claude Petarlin

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- by Matt Watts