The challenge: to convert an old farm dwelling in the Loire into a modern, light-filled summer home—with minimal intervention. French firm Septembre Architecture accomplished the brief by executing subtle and discrete interventions: major overhaul not necessary. By matching the delicate color palette found in the original construction materials, the designers masterfully bridge old with new.
Photography by Linus Ricard, courtesy of Septembre Architecture.
BeforeAbove: In progress, painterly light included.
For more from Septembre Architecture, see their clever small-space solutions in A Place for Everything in a 900-Square-Foot Loft for Four.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on December 9, 2014.
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