The space, originally not used to its full potential, was enhanced by radically changing the geometry of the load-bearing structure. A new staircase was built between the existing bedrooms. This change was accompanied by a new weight-bearing wall that lightened the load on the paving slabs, giving the house a real ‘backbone’. The basement was transformed into a new kitchen, which opens out directly towards the garden. The living room, complete with a new fireplace, is the heart of the home and connects the different levels. The work carried out is given a solid finish in the form of a new reinforced concrete wall that creates a large opening in the façade, with a cantilevered overhang covering the terrace.
- François Esquivié, Grégory Lesage
- photos Jean-Michel Landecy