Chamonix's most Iconic Home is For Sale
Walk along Rue des Pecles, and you will find some of Chamonix’s oldest, most luxurious chalets. Huge farmhouses containing the history of Chamonix’s first families are dotted along the road leading up to the most exclusive (and sunniest) part of the valley – Les Moussoux. These historical buildings are usually held onto by the very families that built them, though now one of Chamonix’s most iconic chalets is up for grabs – Chalet Butterfly.
Built in 1911 under the shadow of the famous ‘Le Brevent’, Chalet Butterfly was designed by the same architect who designed the recently renovated Maison des Artistes in the centre of Chamonix.
Taking its inspiration from Puccini’s ‘Madame Butterfly’, the stunning chalet features four bedrooms spread over three floors set in a garden which measures over 1400m2. With stained glass windows, Gaudi-esque turrets and an enclosed glass balcony which makes the most of the sweeping views of the Mont Blanc Massif, the most unique feature of the home by far is its bow shape, which was designed to protect the building from the avalanches that used to reach the valley floor.
An opportunity to own one of Chamonix’s most iconic houses, in the valley's most exclusive area, this home is one for a passionate renovator. Though still beautiful in its own right, the building's potential as a stunning ski home holds is endless, and with residual building rights for a second house on the land it could prove to be an outstanding investment.
Chalet Butterfly is being marketed by France Property Angels.
- Chamonix Ski Property & Resort Guide