Collection by Anna Lambert

Modern High-Design Pied-à-Terre in Paris


For Felix Claus, a 1930s rental apartment is more than an idyllic pied-à-terre—it’s an architectural gem that requires reverence and careful tending.

Long before he moved into the historic building, Dutch architect Felix Claus admired 51 rue Raynouard, an apartment...
In 2006, Claus—director of Claus en Kaan Architecten, one of the Netherlands’ top architectural practices—finally got...
“The building is listed on a historic register, both inside and out, which means it’s especially difficult to run,”...
The calf leather–upholstered banquette between the grand salon and the bedroom was designed by Perret and is original...
The apartment building is a ten-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower.
In the atrium are two Low Pad chairs by Jasper Morrison and a Still coffee table by Foster + Partners.
Architectural interventions are restricted in the historic apartment.
In the living room, a black Carrara floor lamp by Alfredo Häberli for Luceplan echoes the shape of the column.