LATIN QUARTER PARIS APARTMENT
Renovation of two studio apartments into a single unit
Renovation of a historic 1838 structure
500 sq. ft.
Located in the historic Latin Quarter of Paris, this renovation combines two studios into a single 500 square foot apartment. Built in 1838 as housing to the Nuns of St. Etienne, the priority was to celebrate the historic qualities of the building while upgrading it for modern living. Prior remodels had lowered the ceilings. This design opened the ceilings to expose beautiful old beams both to the bedroom and to the living area. The open ceiling design further allows the space above the entry stair to become a loft adjacent to the living area. The built-in cabinets and storage throughout the petite de l’apartement were designed to help maximize and assure its required efficiency. The project also included selection of all the finishes and paint colors, designing the kitchen and baths, and selection of the appliances, fixtures, and furniture. To create this tiny but classic French country styled apartment further required the delightful experience of shopping in the Paris flea markets to furnish it with a rich and eclectic collection of Parisian finds.