Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Loft in Saint-ouen
Anouchka and Laurent Collin have turned this unusual building, once a hangar for firetrucks, in a 300 m2 modern loft. The big building with well-kept metal and wooden designs, six-meter high-ceilings had a fantastic potential. The re-arrangement of the house actually started from scratch, having left only walls and the most characteristic elements of the original design. Studying the history of the building, Anouchka learned that it consists of two parts, one of which, with wooden overlappings, dated 1906, and the second — with metal — is a reconstruction from year 1936. These two styles give the structure its individuality.
Most of the furnitures and decorative objects are antiques. In the living room, a XVIII century indian door has been turned into an original coffee table. Great work...