union of a contemporary home and an old coach house.
In Clamart, a young family just acquired an atypical ensemble of structures composed of an old stone coach house and a contemporary family home made of wood. Initially thought out for two families, the homes communicate with each other through a unique door on the ground floor so that each occupant - although members of the same family – can live independently from one another.
The new owners, parents of very young children, wanted to merge the homes on the first floor to facilitate the passage, especially at night.
The first floor of the old coach house and the new home were not at the same level, so it was impossible to simply reconfigure the existing bathroom to create an opening between the two structures. The upper floor of the modern home had just been redone so the owners wanted the new project to impact those works as little as possible.
The project, proposes a merger of the two parts by the staircase itself. This double staircase, becomes the centerpiece of the house and serves the two floors directly from the entrance. The custom design, in light colored wood, it’s deep steps permit the storage of books, objects, and shoes.
The first floor of the coach house was completely reconfigured to accommodate a large master suite and a guest room.