Gallery: Maison Escalier is a Tree-Like Parisian Home Wrapped With a Le...

These concrete boxes that are formed on the existing walls of the old building help to provide shelving, built-in furnishings, or accents around the house.

The interior of Maison Escalier is creatively designed with stark white-painted walls that contrast with rich, warm black locust wood floors and ceilings. The black locust wood also covers the central core walls and the staircase.  Concrete boxes are installed on the existing walls to provide shelving throughout the house, and hints of lime green accent these boxes to give the interiors some diversity of color.

The steel structure of the home is comprised of multiple cantilevered floors supported by the core of the building. Through the integration of the stair, the whole of the house is an open floor plan with the only closed spaces being the bathrooms. No partition exists throughout these living spaces from the basement to the terrace on the roof. Each floor introduces a different view of the core of the home, and each space introduces lots of natural light. The daylight helps to keep this home from seeming too confined within its stone and steel walls.

+ Moussafir Architectes

Photographs are by Hervé Abbadie


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