Sitting solidly in the village of Morzine in the Rhône-Alpes region of France is an old wooden farmhouse from 1840. The renovation by Jérémie Koempgen Architecture and FUGA respects the history of the building while creating a modern luxury holiday villa. By piercing the wooden envelope light is allowed deep within. Like yesterday’s Yorkshire barn conversion the home is minimalist, its dark colour scheme referencing traditional dark interiors centred round the hearth. Soaring ceilings and hefty beams are balanced by the clean modern lines of the furniture and fittings.