The traditional artist’s studio gets a colourful rethink inside this Paris apartment, which maximises its lofty ceilings by inserting split levels and elevated nooks.
Jean Beaugrand designed the 1928 building as a workshop for artist Charles Plas. It’s since undergone an architect-led refurb to domesticate its workshop spaces while retaining original features and adding a few new ones from its time as an atelier.
Living spaces are set across three levels, with the living room taking the prime spot beneath the soaring glass roof. At the top of the wall, the owner has inserted an indoor treehouse cabin that doubles as a sleeping platform overlooking the seating area and dining room below.
Hardwood floors are original and have been supplemented by swathes of exposed plywood, and bespoke, angular shelving doubles as a room divider. Colour blocking is also used to ‘zone’ uses across the Paris property, listed exclusively via Architecture de Collection for €790,000.
In the kid’s bedroom, a ‘floating’ staircase leads into the space with a built-in cabin bed and bouldering wall, adding adventure.