- Type: Interior Design
- Style: Rustic Contemporary
- Status: Realized
This elegant and refined rustic contemporary penthouse remodel of a Chalet is located in the panoramic Lombard mountains of the Orobie Alps in Valtellina, Italy. The Italian architect, Giuseppe Tortato, set out to completely revise the interior plan of the 80 square meters of space within the penthouse.
A unique component of the new interior design was to repurpose the available space within the property to create an exclusive mezzanine above the normal living area.
“Our idea was to create a mezzanine of about 20 square meters above the bathrooms, characterized by a glass that divides the space into two parts: the first can be used by children and the second open to the area living. A kind of tree house to be accessed thanks to a ladder,” explains Tortato.
An interior design adopts a strong rustic personality with heavy use of wood and stone elements, offset by dark elements and an industrial look kitchen with burnished sheet metal. The result is a refined style chalet, which combines comfort and elegance.
The cocooning spirit at the heart of the penthouse
Perfect for spending the winter in the warmth of the mountains, chalets inspire with their authentic style and friendly decor. This winter trend is becoming more and more fashionable, and the Italian architect did not want to miss out while adding his personal touch.
What seduces this fashion is the mix between tradition and modernity. As we can see with megeve chalets, for example, the architects have several possibilities to reinterpret with brilliance the traditional codes of these mountain houses.
Here, Tortato was able to renew the codes of the chalet and put some modern touch to revitalize the style of the house. He opted for a modern decor punctuated with rustic touches.
With the chalet as the centrepiece of the penthouse, the inhabitants of the house will be able to embrace authentic chalet living, which is like going back to the roots, taking a step towards the essence of happiness. Everything has been well thought out and designed to provide comfort, warmth, fresh air and discovery. There is no doubt that this penthouse in Italy is sure to please its residents.
- Designer: Giuseppe Tortato Architetti
- Name: Aprica Penthouse
- Property: Chalet
- Location: Apricia, Italy
- Year: 2016