Apartment in Paris by Francesc Rife Studio

View all 10 Photos

Many apartments in Paris are notoriously small, presenting various challenges when it comes to converting them to welcoming living spaces that feel comfortable and spacious. This cozy two-level apartment in Paris’ Saint Germain district was renovated by renowned Francesc Rifé Studio. To make the most of the limited space, the design studio used ingenious solutions to create multi-purpose areas, built-in furniture and hidden elements that can be folded in and out when needed. The striking original features were maintained, including the charming sloping roof and the large timber columns. In the open plan main living space, the kitchen, a wardrobe and a washing machine are cleverly concealed behind simple white panels. Here the owners can also enjoy the use of a study room and a dining room area. Two steps higher, the upper level contains the living room that features custom-designed built-in oak seating. Tucked away from the main areas of the home, a bedroom and a bathroom provide complete privacy for the couple. Throughout the interior, the furniture is used sparingly, allowing the lighting and furniture additions from Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand, as well as the striking African and conceptual sculptures to truly stand out. The color palette is reduced to an off-white tone for the walls and ceiling and shades of brown found in various wooden surfaces. A perfect blend of refinement and comfort, this Parisian apartment is just as stylish as it is functional and practical. Images courtesy of Francesc Rifé Studio.

    string(5) "admin"
Tags: , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • Bivouac Zoran Simic Cabin

    A mountain refuge designed to offer shelter as well as access to stunning views. Built…

  • The Voxel Quarantine Cabin

    A cabin prototype that proposes a green architectural solution for cities. Designed and built by…

  • Casa Trevo

    A contemporary concrete house designed with three circular patios. Located in Aroeira, just south of…

  • 81 Trans-(parent) House

    A contemporary house in Bangkok designed with a central courtyard. Built in a quiet residential…

  • Wanaka Wedge House

    A contemporary, wedge-shaped volume nestled in a dramatic landscape in New Zealand. Based in Omaha,…

  • The Morro Chico Ranch

    A small farmstead inspired by vernacular architecture and the Patagonian landscape. Completed by Buenos Aires…

  • Casa Cosmos

    A concrete and wood house designed with external columns and a roof terrace. Built in…

  • Ruxton Rise Residence

    An understated architectural design that provides a tranquil backdrop for slow living. Melbourne-based Studiofour completed…

  • The Climber’s Refuge

    A contemporary chalet designed to create a dialogue with a breathtaking landscape in the Italian…

  • Studio Nencini

    A reclaimed brick extension designed for a house from the 1860s. Completed by London-based architecture…

Take me there

  • The Casona Sforza Hotel

    A new boutique hotel inspired by tradition, harmonious reflection, and nature. Designed by Mexican architect…

  • The Kiro Hiroshima Hotel

    A former hospital transformed into a modern hotel. Located in the center of Hiroshima, Japan,…

  • Numeroventi

    An art residency program in the center of Florence. Founded by Martino di Napoli Rampolla…

  • The Aman Kyoto Hotel

    A high-end hotel that draws inspiration from traditional Japanese inns. Nestled in a private garden…

loader