Giving a beautiful classic French home a modern makeover while still preserving its overall appeal is surely no easy task. Located in the historic town of France renowned for its majestic this traditional home is spread across 2370 square feet and elegantly combines a timeless silhouette with a sleek modern interior. Architects from AZC had to work around the constraint of leaving the existing street façade untouched while expanding the living area into the backyard and opening up the house to create a bright and cheerful ambiance.
This concrete block provides the home with a stable base and anchors it both structurally and visually. The top levels feature a 3-story glass tower that houses the living areas and the private quarters. A spacious living room dining area and a cool kitchen that is draped in marble and wood are located on the top level and are seamlessly connected with the beautiful terrace.
Wood is the dominant component of the design inside and with mirrored finishes sharp edges and geometric walls the house seems like it was transported back in time from the future. Walls separating rooms are largely done away with on the inside and individual spaces are demarcated by a change in the height of the floor ceiling and decor!
Reclaimed birch that is used to shape the walls floor and ceiling is the dominant material which defines the aura of the chic cabin. Vaulted ceilings large windows and skylights usher in ample natural ventilation to give the interior a spacious and airy appeal.
Though the house predominantly uses white and silvery grey pops of yellow green and blue add instant brightness and elevate the ambiance. An entertainment area kids’ bedrooms and the master bedroom and bath are tucked away on the top level. Exposed steel beams and the overwhelming presence of glass also give the home a hint of an industrial vibe.
under the furniture makes the space even more futuristic and despite its ultra-modern design wooden surfaces create a warm and inviting ambiance. Large glass walls constantly connect you with the outdoors while the giant bookcase in the living room shines through as the only colorful addition in the entire home.
Even though it is hard to look beyond the view outside the real showstopper here is the silhouette of the structure that draws its inspiration from the banana slug which is a native of the region! The thin and elongated volume of the house bends and conforms to the undulated natural contours of the site.