007 Meets the Swiss Mountains

Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 8.33.13 AM Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 8.33.29 AM Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 8.33.41 AMScreen Shot 2015-11-05 at 8.48.37 AM Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 8.50.29 AMOn the release day of the new James Bond film, I thought it was only fitting to showcase the piece in the NYTimes that features Thomas Flohr’s home, a real life 007 hideaway in the Swiss mountains of St. Moritz. As the founder and chairman of VistaJet (subscription-based plane service that singlehandedly revolutionized the aviation industry), Thomas built the company from the ground up with visions of one day having a home that could be shared for generations to come. The home, once a 1960s chalet, is now a seven-story hideaway, a labor of love, and one with no shortage of luxury and allure. The six-acre property is a stone's throw away from where Thomas grew up skiing. Thomas enlisted Ivana Porfiri, a Milan-based interior designer to transform the structure into a contemporary mountain retreat, one that is truly invigorated with a James Bond fortress feel. Read on, here.