When searching for the perfect family home, an old abandoned house in the suburbs of Paris is probably not going to be your first port of call. Yet this stunning renovation by Camille Hermand Architectures makes a convincing case for reconsidering otherwise. Let’s take a closer look.
A Forgotten House in the Suburbs
With its smart Persian-style shutters and inky cast iron railings, it’s hard to believe that this contemporary abode sat forgotten and abandoned up until a few years ago. Lost to years of neglect, the team at Camille Hermand Architectures had quite the task on their hands to transform this dilapidated lot into a warm and vibrant family home.
Growth and Expansion
With only 40 square meters of total floor space, it was clear that the original house could not comfortably facilitate a young family of four. As such, the first order of the day was expansion.
The team first began by removing all the existing annexes which had been added to the home over the years without much coherence. In their place, a new extension was built to the left side of the house, increasing the overall size to a generous 140 square meters.
The new extension houses a light-filled contemporary kitchen. Here, a neutral aesthetic enhances the feeling of space while pops of vivid orange introduce personality. It’s the perfect balance of functionality and style.
A Call to Nature
Elsewhere, a front exterior wall was brought forward in order to align the facade across the width of the house. In doing so, the team were able to transform the previously small and dark living room into a bright open plan space.
Full length patio doors connect this space to the great outdoors, and that’s reflected in the team’s styling choices. A whimsical woodland wall mural dominates the space. Organic textures and soft hues complete the look.
Upstairs, the Camille Hermand Architectures team demonstrates the Parisian way to style a kid’s room.
A two-toned wall in complementary shades of blue stands as a chic minimalist take on children’s wallpaper. At the same time, unexpected lighting choices work to discreetly elevate the space to design-worthy heights.
Overall, this contemporary family home is a lesson in architectural resurrection. It’s a testament to how a touch of TLC can breathe new life into a space once forgotten. Now home to a brand new family, this formerly abandoned house has the opportunity to grow and evolve for generations to come.
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