Bernie Ecclestone gets cool birthday surprise from daughter

Formula One magnate Bernie Ecclestone got to chill out in what appeared to be a cosy log house in West London for an early celebration of his 85th birthday later this month.

Only it wasn't really a cabin, nor was it winter.

According to the Daily Mail, Mr Ecclestone's elder daughter, Tamara, surprised her father on Saturday with a transformation of her Kensington mansion - from a formidable red-brick exterior to the panelling of a wooden cabin.

But this was not just any wood cabin. The facade is actually a replication of Mr Ecclestone's S$49 million ski chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland.

Specially planted trees topped with fake snow and a driveway covered in white sheeting completed the look on the outside.

A step into the 57-room house Ā revealed a complete adherence to the Alpine cabin theme.

Mounted animal heads hung around on the walls, and there wereĀ fur-covered seats. Guests were also served a decadent dinner at the cabin which was named Ā Chalet BernieĀ especially for the occasion.

A night to remember
View this post on Instagram

A night to remember

A post shared by Tamara Ecclestone Rutland (@tamaraecclestoneofficial) on

The celebration came more than a week before Mr Ecclestone's actual birthday on Oct 28.

A cake covered with pictures of the billionaire was served, and Ms Ecclestone's husband, daughter and younger sister Petra were present at the festivities.

Love this picture
View this post on Instagram

Love this picture

A post shared by Tamara Ecclestone Rutland (@tamaraecclestoneofficial) on