7 Modern Homes in France

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July 14, 2014
Vive la France! Take a desktop tour of the best in contemporary French architecture and interior design with a stroll through the Dwell archives.
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  The architects at Arba designed an eco-friendly French country house with four different kinds of wood: northern pine to frame the two-bedroom structure, untreated larch wood for the cladding and window framing, ash for the ground floor, and spruce for the attic.  Photo by: Hervé Abbadie

    The architects at Arba designed an eco-friendly French country house with four different kinds of wood: northern pine to frame the two-bedroom structure, untreated larch wood for the cladding and window framing, ash for the ground floor, and spruce for the attic.

    Photo by: Hervé Abbadie

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  Stylist Jean-Christophe Aumas’ Parisian apartment is stocked with treasures, including a marble-tiled kitchen island he designed and vintage leather barstools by iconic French designer Charlotte Perriand.

    Stylist Jean-Christophe Aumas’ Parisian apartment is stocked with treasures, including a marble-tiled kitchen island he designed and vintage leather barstools by iconic French designer Charlotte Perriand.

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  Storied French botanist Patrick Blanc designed a lush vertical garden for the Dimanche family home in Paris.   Photo by: Jessica Antola

    Storied French botanist Patrick Blanc designed a lush vertical garden for the Dimanche family home in Paris

    Photo by: Jessica Antola

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  Dutch architect Felix Claus's 1932 rental apartment in Paris was designed as a rich, wood-paneled pied-à-terre by Deco designer Auguste Perret. The architectural gem includes a calf leather–upholstered banquette between the grand salon and the bedroom.  Photo by: Hotze Eisma

    Dutch architect Felix Claus's 1932 rental apartment in Paris was designed as a rich, wood-paneled pied-à-terre by Deco designer Auguste Perret. The architectural gem includes a calf leather–upholstered banquette between the grand salon and the bedroom.

    Photo by: Hotze Eisma

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  Cerebral architect Matali Crasset renovated a stone farmhouse for a Parisian jewelry designer, retaining old elements and mixing them with new. In the kitchen, a custom composite dining table is paired with bright plastic Ikea chairs; Crasset’s Evolute maple veneer pendant lights for Danese Milano hang above.  Photo by: Jonas Ingerstedt

    Cerebral architect Matali Crasset renovated a stone farmhouse for a Parisian jewelry designer, retaining old elements and mixing them with new. In the kitchen, a custom composite dining table is paired with bright plastic Ikea chairs; Crasset’s Evolute maple veneer pendant lights for Danese Milano hang above.

    Photo by: Jonas Ingerstedt

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  Architect Jean-Baptiste Barache of Arba riffed on classical forms for this Zen-like, A-frame retreat in Normandy, France. The humble interior is lined with plywood.   Photo by: Céline Clanet

    Architect Jean-Baptiste Barache of Arba riffed on classical forms for this Zen-like, A-frame retreat in Normandy, France. The humble interior is lined with plywood

    Photo by: Céline Clanet

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  The Parisian flat that American-born architect Michael Herrman shares with his wife, Cécile, and their 2-year-old daughter, Rose, maintains much of its 1790s charm. Hermann opened it up with a Le Corbusier influence (including a remarkable glass-and-steel catwalk), but kept the original beams. The family stis at a Pont table by Ligne Roset; the Carmo sofa is by Anders Nørgaard for BoConcept.  Photo by: Filippo Bamberghi

    The Parisian flat that American-born architect Michael Herrman shares with his wife, Cécile, and their 2-year-old daughter, Rose, maintains much of its 1790s charm. Hermann opened it up with a Le Corbusier influence (including a remarkable glass-and-steel catwalk), but kept the original beams. The family stis at a Pont table by Ligne Roset; the Carmo sofa is by Anders Nørgaard for BoConcept.

    Photo by: Filippo Bamberghi

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