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A Stone Farmhouse in France Gets an Artful Update

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 10, 2014 01:04 AM
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by Christine Chang Hanway last modified Dec 09, 2014

The challenge: to convert an old farm dwelling in the Loire into a modern, light-filled home—with minimal intervention. French firm  Septembre Architecture  accomplished this by executing subtle and discrete interventions: major overhaul not necessary. By matching the delicate color palette found in the original construction materials, the designers masterfully bridge old with new. Photography by Linus Ricard via This Is Paper .  Above: The white walls in all the rooms form a backdrop to a palette of soft, natural shades. In the kitchen, new materials are introduced through the light wood cabinets, open shelving, and Polished Concrete Floor . Above: In the living area, by opening up the ceiling to the full height of the house, the architects were able to create a mezzanine level. Above: Vestiges of the original construction can be seen in the wood ceiling lintels. Above: On the mezzanine, the simple, lightweight detailing of the metal rails contrasts with the heavy wood beams and stone walls of the original house. Above: The exposed beams are celebrated in the sparsely decorated bedroom.  Above: The existing roofline in an upstairs bedroom is left intact. Above: The silhouette of the door follows the roofline. Above: In the bathroom, double sinks stand on a lightweight metal vanity. Above: From the exterior, there is nothing to suggest the modern renovation on the interior. Above: The farmhouse sits comfortably in the context of its surrounding village.     Above: A plan of the first-floor remodel. In Paris, Septembre Architecture created  A Place for Everything in a 900-Square-Foot Loft for Four . Interested in a height-of-style French farm rental in the mountains? See Follow the Sun: Villa Solaria in France .  And on Gardenista, get inspired by  10 Garden Ideas to Steal from France .  More Stories from Remodelista 14 Lessons in Minimalism from the Glass House The Springs: An LA-Style Health Complex by Design Bitches Hollywood Tale: A Spec House with Uncommon Style






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