Recently completed by French architect Jean-Philippe Doré, House in Vexin is an inspiring project that connects three historic homes with a modern extension. One of the main challenges was to renovate the existing buildings in the spirit of the village, while maintaining details such as the traditional roof tiles and the original lime plaster. On the other hand, it was necessary to highlight the contemporary volume with external aluminum joinery and internal raw materials such as polished concrete, black steel and oak.
The extension offers minimalist interiors, with white plastered walls contrasted by sober black and brown furniture elements. As you step inside, you are overwhelmed by the spacious living area flooded in natural light thanks to a massive glass wall. Take a few steps forward and you will come across an impressive atrium, livened by a purple accent wall. A rich texture array (including materials such as wood and stone) give away the vernacular character of this particular building. An elegant wooden staircase with metal framing leads the way up to the family bedrooms. Enjoy the virtual tour and let us know your thoughts on this complex architecture project in France!