An old house bought by a couple in Noisy-le-Sec regains its splendor of yesteryear. The architects Belval-Parquet retain the authentic source of this former miller, revealing its finest assets by adding a contemporary touch by the color.
The house, built in 1895 by a farmer, finds its original charm thanks to the implementation of a careful renovation project.
Realized in three months, the restoration of this dwelling of 143 square meters allows him to preserve his character, manifested by woodwork and moldings of origins. With a limited budget, Belval-Parquet architects give homeowners a place to live that meets their expectations, between historic homes and contemporary homes.
The house is spread over two levels. The exterior walls of the refurbished shed - which formerly housed the laundry and storage room - are terracotta bricks. Its lintels covered with dark green enamelled plates introduce the resolutely colorful treatment of the interior of the home. On the ground floor, the checkerboard floor of the kitchen extends the living room in parquet flooring unfolding along a green courtyard. The latter is accessible via a large bay window replacing the old partitions that confined the space and bathes the interior of a pleasant natural light. The dining room and the living room are part of a single bright living room that illuminates the architectural details of the original structure. The carefully restored oak parquet and mosaic tiles accompany the rough wooden staircase and the original blue Klein ceiling moldings.
Upstairs, the fireplace does not lose its freshness. The couple has two bedrooms, including a master suite and one with a bathroom for children. The suite features a contrasting blues shower, and the shared bathroom is tiled with terrazzo-inspired tile that softens the olive-yellow walls and wooden floors. The house offers a radical and refined visual, in harmony with the values and tastes of its inhabitants, and gives its authentic past with a modern and offbeat touch.
A place sublimated by its details, purified by its frank colors, in the image of their artist owners.
To learn more, visit the Belval-Parquet site
Photographs: Philippe Billard