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Browse Dwell stories about modern homes, design, and architecture in and around Paris, France.

A 19th-Century Paris Apartment Building Gets a Refined Addition With a Rooftop Garden
A 19th-Century Paris Apartment Building Gets a Refined Addition With a Rooftop Garden
The new elevation by local firm Rotunno Justman comprises two 645-square-foot apartments that harmonize with the existing structure and evoke a sense of nature for the residents.
This Light-Bending Micro Apartment Will Make You Look Twice
Miogui Architecture revamps a 137-square-foot Parisian flat with mirrors, color, and plenty of sunlight.
A Designer’s Small but Sumptuous Apartment Lists for €410K in Paris
The 323-square-foot home of interior designer Hugo Toro packs a big punch with vibrant colors and textured furnishings that reflect his French and Mexican background.
Design Magic Makes This 137-Square-Foot Parisian Flat Look Larger Than It Is
Design Magic Makes This 137-Square-Foot Parisian Flat Look Larger Than It Is
Mirror, mirror on the wall—is this the tiniest apartment of them all?
An Art Deco Villa With Royal Ties Hits the Market at €2.2M
Built in the 1860s for a renowned French painter, the sprawling three-level residence was later redesigned at the request of Winnaretta Singer, Princesse Edmond de Polignac.
An Eccentric Facade Turns Heads at This House Outside Paris
At a dancer’s home in the suburbs, a series of exterior louvers create the perfect balance between privacy and openness.
A Pint-Sized Parisian Apartment Is Transformed Into a Refined Pied-à-Terre
MMNK overcomes the constraints of a complex floor plan to turn a cramped 592-square-foot space into an elegant home.
On a Squeezed Lot in Paris, a Family of Six Builds Up and Out
Local firm Ajile Architects worked between party walls to create a vertical, light-filled design complete with a series of indoor/outdoor spaces.
The Dwell 24: Döppel Studio
With recent work including NFT collectors’ cards and a collaboration with French furniture brand Sifas, Döppel Studio’s body of work defies categorization.
The Dwell 24: Sabourin Costes
The Paris-based duo behind Sabourin Costes create playful designs across creative disciplines including product and furniture design, interior architecture, and visual...
In Paris, a 540-Square-Foot Apartment Becomes a Forever Home for a Family of Five
In Paris, a 540-Square-Foot Apartment Becomes a Forever Home for a Family of Five
Nomadic Architecture Studio opens up the interior of a one-bedroom dwelling to accommodate a young family as they move through life’s paces.
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.