The revamped floor plan of the house focuses on an open living area with the new kitchen and the family room acting as the social zone. Both these spaces open up towards the large rear garden and the outdoor living and dining spaces even as the living room and dining area sit next to one another.
But this three-story residence on the outskirts of Paris is even more unique and ingenious thanks to architect Andrea Mosca’s use of stepped beech wood shelves that become the focal point of a rejuvenated interior. Renovated and transformed from a dark and inconvenient home into a bright and light-filled modern hub the maximizes space while ensuring that the home takes on a sophisticated vibe.
A new basement level was added and the existing roof was extended creating two additional levels in the limited space available. The light-filled basement that extends into the private rear yard contains the new open plan living area along with the kitchen and dining room.
A stunning set of terraces created by the series of staggered rooms and roof structures completes a modern masterpiece that responds to local weather and keeps the home cool even during the hot and sultry summer months. Local Kota stone polished cement teak and granite give the interior a cozy calming color scheme and a native touch while décor from the likes of Moooi Moroso and B&B Italia provide the international flavor.
To further improve ventilation without sacrificing space the old light shaft was replaced by a cool walkable glass slab on the second level. The attic-level bedrooms enjoy a flood of natural light thanks to the presence of six roof windows even as the original timber structure here was preserved and restored. Repairs to the roof were carried out to improve the insulation of the house and avoid any future leaks while a simple color palette and Scandinavian-style décor give the home an inviting and polished appeal.
Converting the concrete firewater tank in the attic was another stroke of genius that gives the home an air of luxury while the boudoir-style bedroom clad in bright purple and pink takes you back in time almost instantly. With bookshelves crafted from reused structural beams and large industrial-style windows that usher in ample light this dashing loft brings together several different contrasting worlds in a grand fashion.
With the glass roof also bringing in ample natural light the new interior is instantly more cheerful modern and relaxing. Acting as a transitional zone between the existing house and the lovely garden this glassy extension also doubles as a cool family hangout.