Whimsical Renovations

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CoCo Architecture’s 2009 project “Renovation House D” updates a large country home to fit the needs of a contemporary family. In renovating the house, the architects kept the original stone, while finishing their modern vision with concrete, wood, and steel. Their blend of old-cottage details and fresh design gives the space a fresh and ethereal look. While the house incorporates many charming elements, including nooks in the walls and a spiral staircase, the highlights are the tent-like children’s rooms, which embrace the sloped ceilings and exposed beams by playing with unusual angles and pops of pink, green, orange, and red. Beautiful and made to be “lived in,” the renovated home is a fine reinterpretation of the French country house.

Photographs © Edouard Decam

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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