Text: Barbara Stehlé
Very little compares with the French village of Megève in the Southern Alps. Nature, architecture and high-end services are all gathered to create the most unforgettable experience. Megève is unique, and the Chalet des Sens is a treasure hidden on the flank of its mountains.
A UNIQUE CHALET ON A UNIQUE DOMAIN
Lauren Berger, with her impeccable instinct for elegance, has selected this residence as one of her most desirable properties. The Chalet des Sens is on par with the highest end resorts. The Chalet des Sens is located on the Mont d’Arbois, one of the four parts of the Mont Blanc Domain. The Domain offers 450 km of slopes: a plurality of choices and many exciting experiences. IN VOGUE SINCE THE 1920’SMegève has been trending since the 1920’s as the spot to be seen skiing. Eternally fashionable, it is to France what St. Moritz is to Switzerland. It has always attracted the “crème de la crème” thanks to its elegance and aristocratic flair. The options in Megève are endless: winter sports, bars and restaurants, amazing trails for hiking and observing nature. The purity of the atmosphere rejuvenates the senses and the sublime view feeds the soul.
The Chalet des Sens is designed to allow for a sensual experience before and after the slopes. The most talented designers of luxury spaces have studied every inch of its interior to create a sumptuous venue. Their work has paid off: the chalet has sophisticated looks and an intimate atmosphere. It represents the ultimate in rustic chic. The beautiful color palette of the living room recalls the glittering palette of the outdoors and the warmth of the architecture‘s wooden structure and fireplace.
A MODERNIST CHALET
The chalet stands out with its extraordinary glass and wood architecture. The façade is divided into three structures: three glass facades crowned with a chalet roof. The chalet offers stunning views, perfect light, temperature control and outdoor spaces for added pleasures. A modernist chalet, the Chalet des Sens exudes luxury. Indoors, there is a balance between private and communal spaces. In such a wonderful environment, you can spend quiet peaceful time in your suite, enjoy the library/office or join in the exuberance of a festive celebration.
AN EXCLUSIVE RETREAT
What the Rothschilds had come to look for in Megève is exactly what the Chalet des Sens offers: an exclusive retreat. The well-named Sens Ô Riel team is composed of a full staff, with a private chef in charge of the kitchen. Exceptionally well versed in French and Asian cuisine, he also masters gourmet cooking and healthy eating, and can adapt to any of your needs. A butler and a cleaning person keep the house impeccable at all times, so your stay is worry-free. The eight-car garage is under the supervision of a professional driver. He will be your chauffeur and will make all errands, trips and pickups easy.
AN ENTERTAINMENT CENTER AT HOME
If you chose not to go out, the house offers many options. A large suite is equipped with a top of the line entertainment center. The musically inclined will find a majestic piano and a high-tech stereo system. For movie adepts there are a TV lounge and a private screening room. Players will be happy to find a billiard room and dancers a night club on the premises. Having a fun time in the most private setting has never been made so easy.
A UNIQUE SPA EXPERIENCE
For relaxation, the Chalet des Sens offers an in-house luxury spa experience. A masseuse on staff with the Sens Ô Riel team will welcome you to the massage room. Complimentary Nuxe products are available at the Chalet’s wellness center. You will be able to enjoy the Jacuzzi or the hamam at any time in the day. A fully equipped gym and a beautiful swimming pool with a view of the garden perfectly round out the in-house wellness center options. Megève’s best kept secret is the Chalet des Sens, an exclusive residence on the Mont d’Arbois, ready for you to enjoy. The Chalet des Sens opens the door to a magical space where you will have a unique experience. Be ready to fully indulge yourself with the fun of the outdoors and the sensual experiences of the indoors.
- 5 BEDROOMS WITH BATHROOM (2 ARE MASTERS)
- RECEPTION LOUNGE WITH GRANITE FIREPLACE
- TV LOUNGE•OFFICE/LIBRARY•BULTHAUP FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN
- DINING ROOM
- INDOOR SWIMMING POOL, LOOKING OUT ON THE GARDEN
- TEAROOM•GYM•SPA (JACUZZI, HAMMAM, MASSAGE ROOM)
- PLAYROOM WITH BILLIARDS, SOCCER TABLE, TV LOUNGE
- SKI ROOM
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