THE ADDRESS Magazine Summer 2014 - Page 131

A Coveted Address Stylish mountain homes that set the gold standard for luxury living in the centre of Courchevel 1850 T hese days, smart buyers are searching for vacation and second homes that afford them the luxury of year-round enjoyment. The French Alps beckon, with their four-season allure, ranging from some of the finest skiing in the world, to scenery and summer activities galore. While the Alps enjoy a lengthy ski season, the warmer months offer boundless opportunities, opportunities that spell strong investment value for international buyers. In fact before the world began to really take notice of the Alps’ skiing charms in the 1950s, wealthy tourists saw the region as a primari