Another two story penthouse in Paris

The penthouse, located in a typical Parisian 8th arrondissement structure, was totally transformed by connecting a floor of “chambres de bonnes” or attic rooms with the existing apartment below, by means of a fluid plaster-clad staircase that provides a luminous passage between residential and private areas. Distinctive Haussmannian details were interpreted in a more modern way: bleached “pointe de Hongrie” oak floors, open perspectives between the spaces, plaster moldings and detailing, a glass-partitioned “atelier d’artiste”. On both levels outside views are emphasized and stretch from the Arc de Triomphe & the Eiffel Tower to Montmartre. The architecture remains sober and timeless, allowing the owners’ breathtaking art & design collection to add color to the rooms. A mesmerizing mix of African elements by Maison Intègre and more cutting-edge pieces by Van Severen, Paulin and Charpin complement vintage Gino Sarfatti & Paavo Tynell fixtures and Sheila Hicks tapestries. Many rooms feature bespoke designs by Hélène Van Marcke’s studio, including desks, sofas and a custom headboard with Sam Kasten hand-woven upholstering.
A perfect blend of elegance and minimalism to not distract from the monumental views of Paris. Also throw in a Flos Zeppelin chandelier and I’m smitten. Another beauty designed by Hélène Van Marcke. Photos: Cafeïne.

Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris
Another two story penthouse in Paris

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