Designed by award-winning architecture firm A6A, Pine Flat is perched on the fourth floor of a 19th-century building in Bordeaux, France. A thoughtful 2018 revamp dressed the 527-square-foot apartment in pine and introduced a series of platforms, partitions, doors, and storage spaces to maximize its tight quarters.
Get carefully curated content filled with inspiring homes from around the world, innovative new products, and the best in modern design
The lightness of the wood contrasts with the crisp white color of the beams, walls, and ceilings, and the muted gray of the central kitchen island. The apartment is situated under the building's eaves, and the ceiling height adds a spacious and warm dimension to the living room.
On the west side, the large, slanted windows invite natural light and fresh air to pour inside. This area features two openwork doors—one leads to additional refrigerated storage, while the other opens to a small yet functional bathroom.
Despite the apartment's small size, the space frames mighty big views—all of which tells fascinating architectural stories. For instance, the bell tower of the 17th-century Église Saint Paul church can be seen from the home, along with the roof of the Palais des Sport, a recently renovated glass and concrete work from the Brutalist movement of the 1960s.
Builder: My Little Loft / Nicolas Laveau