Maison G was designed to turn heads – after all, the 1953 French villa by Claude Parent, Ionel Schein and Gilles-Louis Bureau was conceived for the cover of the magazine La Maison Française. Seventy years on, this time capsule home is on the market for €1.498m with its original fixtures and murals intact.
Maison G was the first house built by Parent, and it won the national competition to design a functional modern house for a family of five. The trio borrowed elements of Japanese and International Modernism to create the 116 sqm home, which won applause for its sleek horizontal silhouette and adaptable design and is located at the centre of Ville-d’Avray, near the Parc de Saint-Cloud, in the western suburbs of Paris.
Moveable partitions mean the house has a modular, changeable floor plan. Living spaces expand across a single level, with subtle variations in the ceiling heights and rooms that reach out towards the gardens designed by Jean Marie.
Artists Maximilien Herzèle and André Bloc created the mosaics for the outdoor pool and the wall bordering the terrace, while interior furniture was curated by Mai Gallery, with pieces by Pierre Guariche, Max Bill and Bruno Mathsson.
The three bedroom home retains all of its original materials, fitting and storage, per the listing. These include bespoke bookcases, benches and storage solutions designed by Parent.