French architecture firm Ciguë is in the early stages of developing a swath of land abutting the Fontainebleau forest, an hour south of Paris. In collaboration with landscape architect Thierry Laverne and real estate developer Ma, the practice is planning seven high-end, eco-responsible wood homes sharing vegetable gardens and a swimming pool surrounded by nature.
Within a liveable area of 136m² to 190m², buyers will be able to customise their home from roof to flooring and beyond, adding provisions for terraces, cars, bikes and added privacy. Kitchens can be configured with an island or breakfast bar, with naked ply or finished cabinetry. Upstairs, builders can add up to five bedrooms.
Ciguë has developed a unique and sustainable construction process in solid, sustainable timber, using high-performance wood-fibre and hemp insulation and equipping each home with pellet boilers and rainwater recovery systems.
The project is located just outside Barbizon, near the 800-year-old Château de Fontainebleau. French property agency Architecture de Collection is offering the seven homes off-plan from €1.4 million to €1.6 million.