This house has been completely oriented towards the exterior, while the rectilinear pool that can be transformed into a terrace at will harmoniously extends the interior perspectives.
Hélène and Olivier entirely redesigned and recovered the patio with a mille-feuilles of stone, creating a focal point for this unspoiled residence in the west of Paris. It’s a space that testifies to their great sensitivity to natural elements: vegetation, minerals, wood and water resonate with life and the timelessness of the work.
Once again, we find light as the central theme. Consideration on the state of emotion seems to ripen across their projects, to create experience and lines of reasoning. The light is let in, but a play of light is also created by introducing indirect and diffuse light, that, in a strange paradox, contributes to the beauty of a home.
In this 1970s house, Hélène and Olivier fashioned a unique ambiance halfway between a large family home and a contemporary West Coast American house. Following on the architects of the 1950s-60s, who created houses that were both minimalistic and avant-garde, here, we find the first custom-made wine cellar designed by Olivier, who has since made it his leit-motif.
Originally reserved for the great houses of gastronomy, the wine cellar has become a stand-alone element of the décor, with the added bonus of the gourmet and epicurean side for which the couple is famous. It divides the space while providing transparency and breath to the room.