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An Airy Penthouse Loft in the Heart of Paris Lists for €1.6M
Featuring a soaring atrium, the spacious French home spreads across three floors of a converted 20th-century foundry.
A Vibrant Retrofit Breathes New Life Into a Dilapidated 19th-Century House in Paris
A lively color palette, graphic tiles, and custom woodwork enhance the Parisian charm of this one-of-a-kind residence.
Alvar Aalto’s Celebrated Maison Louis Carré Reopens to the Public
An exhibit of contemporary Finnish art, hosted in the midcentury modernist’s only home in France, signals a tentative return to normalcy for the country.
Street Art Meets Vintage Pieces in a Chic Parisian Renovation
Punchy accent walls, Banksy paintings, and midcentury modern icons add a touch of flair to this updated Haussmann apartment.
Budget Breakdown: A Muddled Parisian Pad Gets a Sleek Makeover for $117K
By capturing natural light and adding svelte, custom furniture, JCPCDR rescues a dark, dated apartment in the 4th arrondissement.
Before & After: This Hip Parisian Apartment Makes the Most of 193 Square Feet
Hoch Studio turns a dingy, cramped apartment into a sunny sanctuary with a winning personality.
A Giant Ribbon of Wood Wraps This Mind-Bending Parisian Apartment
Sculptural plywood walls weave new life into a 19th-century Parisian apartment while preserving its historic Haussmannien features.
Before & After: This Former Garage Is Now a Functional, Colorful Flat With Bubbly Built-Ins
A colorful conversion adds storage and brightens this petite first-floor French flat.
A Rarely Listed Le Corbusier Flat Hits the Market for €1.2M
Housed inside the iconic Villa Stein-de-Monzie, the renovated apartment stays true to the master architect’s celebrated avant-garde style.
A Historic Paris Apartment Is Revived Using Sunlight and Bursts of Color
A storied city dwelling adopts a contemporary color palette and fondness for abundant natural light.
The World’s Largest Urban Farm Is Opening Next Year in Paris
The six-story, 150,000-square-foot garden is expected to yield a ton of organic produce every day for the French capital.
Notre Dame Cathedral Must be Rebuilt Exactly As it Was, Rules the French Senate
The French Senate has rejected President Macron’s call for “an inventive reconstruction” by mandating that Notre Dame be rebuilt exactly as it was before last month’s fire.
An Architect Proposes a Solar-Powered Urban Farm For the Roof of Notre Dame Cathedral
Inspired by environmental issues, architect Vincent Callebaut reimagines the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral as a solar-powered urban farm.
Architects Propose a Giant Greenhouse For the Roof of Notre Dame Cathedral
In the wake of the massive fire that engulfed the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris–based Studio NAB proposes replacing the damaged roof with a massive greenhouse.
€845M Pledged to Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral After Devastating Fire
Paris' Notre Dame cathedral was consumed by flames, but plans to rebuild it are already underway.
This Live/Work Duplex in Paris Is Full of Kid- and Cat-Friendly Details
In Paris, a makeshift duplex is tailor-made for a couple, their toddler, and their cat.
A Tiny Parisian Loft Strikes Industrial Vibes With a Surprising Material Palette
Black steel accents and exposed oriented strand board redefine a tiny Parisian apartment with high ceilings and tons of natural light.
Kitchens We Love: Blogger, Cookbook Writer, and Pastry Chef David Lebovitz's Paris Kitchen
His American-style kitchen is quite a sight in the 11th arrondissement.
A Fashion Designer’s Parisian Apartment Gets a Cheerful Update—and a Rainbow Floor
A renovated, 19th-century apartment in Montmartre features a multifunctional partition, natural light, and a dose of color.
Marble and Ash Wood Unify This Distinguished Paris Flat
French architect and designer Guillaume Alan redefines minimalist chic with this stunning renovation.
A Parisian Townhouse Is Reborn as a Luminous Art Gallery
If you have ever longed to live in an art gallery, this Parisian townhouse renovation just might be your ideal inspiration.
A Parisian Abode Is Reborn With a Fresh, Unexpected Color Palette
A historic Haussmann-style apartment breathes new life after a contemporary renovation.
This Compact Home in Paris Has Nearly 70 Concealed Closets
Two interior designers convert an old concrete garage into a cozy home for a family of four.
This Tiny Home in Paris Unfolds Like a Children's Pop-Up Book
A design studio transforms a former 120-square-foot maid's quarter into a vibrant pied-à-terre.
Before & After: A Renovated Artist's Studio Is Now an Airy, Efficient Home
In Paris, a painter's granddaughter turns to Atelier Wilda to transform a 484-square-foot studio into a minimalist family home that abounds with smart storage and integrated...
A Multipurpose Bedroom Box Is This Tiny Apartment’s Genius Solution
Batiik Studio fashions a minimalist black box that integrates the bedroom, bathroom, and storage to save space in this small Parisian flat.
A New Hotel in Paris That’s Designed to Give Guests a Taste of Modern Parisian Living
Located in the heart of Paris, Hotel Parister is a new concept hotel designed to celebrate vibrant, local Parisian living.
The Largest Hotel in Paris Gets a Midcentury Modern Update
And it has a legendary jazz club, too.
How California Style Influenced a Group Home in Paris
A forward-thinking group home in the 20th arrondissement channels a midcentury spirit.
Tour a 17th-Century Paris Loft Overflowing with Vintage Items
A tastemaker brings his distinct vision to an industrial loft with a centuries-old pedigree.