Monday, November 4, 2019

A Paris Pied-à-Terre

From Architectural Digest:
This 1,200-square-foot apartment in Paris’s 7th arrondissement was not an obvious choice for its owners, a Swiss-American couple looking for a pied-à-terre in the French capital. It had been a medical office for many years, which resulted in a strange layout that felt far from residential. But designers Laurent Champeau and Kelli Wilde of Champeau & Wilde, who participated in the house hunt, saw potential right away. “There was something special about this place, so we pushed them to get it,” recalls Champeau.“The light was fantastic and it had a terrace, which is kind of unusual in Paris.”

The location on the Carré des Antiquaires, a beautiful section of the Left Bank laden with prestigious antiques dealers, didn’t hurt either. Once the designers were done refurbishing the apartment, tearing down walls to create two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a spacious living area connected to the kitchen via a double-sided fireplace—a layout that is known in France as an enfilade, or a series of aligned rooms—they scanned the surrounding streets in search of one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. (Read more.)

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