In the heart of this mountain village with fewer than 3,000 inhabitants, there was a former cowshed, so typical that it formed part of the village’s architectural heritage.
After being home to generations of dairy cows, its destiny changed course.
Agence Amevet was commissioned to turn it into a contemporary chalet with 200 m2 of floor area on 5 levels (including 2 lower ground floors).
It involved extensive building works: roofing, creation of balconies on the south and east façades, rehabilitation and conversion of the attic space into the main living space, creation of new windows and doors modelled on the old ones…
Respecting the history of the place:
This renovation project was carried out with a constant concern to enhance the features that over time had become part and parcel of the history of this cowshed. The barn door has been preserved, as has the exterior rendering… The spirit of authenticity is also reflected in the dark solid wood floors, the plaster finish, the old wood and the steam-treated wood… And yet, through the treatment of the volumes, the renovation techniques used and the quality and comfort of the new fixtures and fittings (lighting, bathrooms and toilets, etc.) the final rendering is absolutely contemporary!
Who better to talk about this project than the owners? Here is their account of the project:
“Originally our chalet was a former cowshed, so it had to be totally renovated, both inside and out. We also decided to create more space, by excavating a second lower level, which made the project more complicated. Agence Amevet’s team of experienced architects worked patiently with us, factoring in our wishes and making sure that the final design and features met local constraints for this type of chalet.
The interior decorators guided us in our choices with talent, from the curtains to the taps… They respected our preferences and ideas regarding style and told us when we were going too far “off-piste”!
We were fascinated by the attention they paid to detail and by the quality of the many professionals involved in the project: electricians, plumbers, joiners, masons, plasterers… Our satisfaction was truly everyone’s priority!
Throughout the project we were impressed by the professionalism and commitment of the Amevet team. We live in England and communicated with them mainly by e-mail, with occasional visits. Despite the distance and the language barrier, communication and decision-making always seemed very easy…
Today we are delighted with our chalet. It is magnificent, both inside and out: it really is our second home. We recommend Agence Amevet unreservedly!
AGENCE AMEVET: A LITTLE HISTORY
Created in 1997 by Pierre-François Amevet, Agence Amevet (formerly AmDeCo) is a recognised interior design agency. Its services include design, layout, fitting out, interior decoration, and project management.
AGENCE AMEVET: ITS CUSTOMERS
Agence Amevet works for businesses and private individuals in different living environments.
Private places. For instance in luxury high-end properties, mountain chalets, houses, and apartments
Business premises for receiving the clientele. It also works for tourist residences, hotels, boutique hotels, restaurants, concept stores, boutique design, franchised stores…
AGENCE AMEVET: ITS EXPERTISE
Similarly, our interior designers work on new builds and on renovation, conversion, space optimisation, and extension projects.
AGENCE AMEVET: A TEAM
The composition of the Agence Amevet team:
In its premises: six interior designers, a coordinator, a furnishing designer, a graphic artist, a sales and advertising manager, and an administrative assistant.
In partnership with a network of conscientious and reliable tradesmen: painters, painter-decorators, cabinetmakers, carpenters, plasterboard craftsmen, tilers, monumental masons, stone-cutters, ironwork fitters, upholsterers, masons.
AGENCE AMEVET: AN AGENCY NEAR YOU
The agency is based in Chambéry Savoie (73 – 74), near Lyon (69) in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
Agence Amevet can work on projects anywhere in France. However, its region of choice is Savoie Mont Blanc and all its mountain resorts (Savoie, Méribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens, Val d’Isère, Tignes, Tarentaise, Vanoise, Haute-Savoie La Clusaz, Megève, Grand Bornand, Chamonix…)
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Transformation d'une ancienne étable en chalet contemporain
Vallée des Belleville, Savoie (73)
28 May 2019